We're looking for new trainers

Our public-facing training programme runs from October 2020 to March 2021 and we are now looking for trainers to add to our pool of specialists delivering work for us during 2020/21 across the country. 


Specifically, we are looking for trainers to deliver the following sessions as part of our 2020/21 training calendar:

  • Fundraising for individual artists
  • Rebuilding your fundraising teams 
  • Aligning fundraising, marketing and audience development


We are also looking for trainers as part of our work with the Digital Heritage Lab :

  • An introduction to Crowdfunding
  • Using data to inform decision making in fundraising


Trainer Requirements

We would expect all trainers to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • A comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of arts and cultural fundraising, drawn from recent hands-on experience of successful fundraising at a senior level within a range of arts and cultural organisations.  It will be expected that the trainer will demonstrate a high level of knowledge and expertise for the specific area(s) in which they wish to deliver training;
  • A knowledge of the similarities and differences in arts and cultural fundraising across different arts forms, geographic regions and scales of organisations, and between arts and cultural fundraising and wider charitable fundraising;
  • A successful track record in delivering high quality training to groups of arts and cultural professionals;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a confident ability to use digital resources;
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills; demonstrated both through working as an individual and as part of a team.


We would welcome bids from trainers of all backgrounds to reflect the diversity of artists and audiences for art and culture across England. Our definition of diversity encompasses responding to issues around race, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic disadvantage and any social and institutional barriers that prevent people from creating, participating or enjoying art and culture. 


Find out more details about the trainers' roles and how to apply in the trainer callout below.