The Training Fellowship

As part of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s aim to support the arts fundraising workforce, in 2021/22 we are launching a new Training Fellowship.


We see the need to bring in new talent, diverse skills, and to give people an opportunity to explore training as part of their role. We know that there has not always been a clear route for people to move into training, and like fundraising, the training sector is often not reflective of wider society.


This Fellowship is prioritised for people from under- represented ethnic backgrounds, those with protected characteristics, or those who would otherwise experience barriers to leading a training portfolio.



Are you a fundraiser with a curious mind?

In 2021-2023, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy will launch a series of enquiries in relation to challenging areas of arts, culture and heritage fundraising, with a view to informing future policy and research.


Each enquiry will be made up of eight fundraisers working in arts, culture and heritage organisations.  They will work with the wider Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy team to explore a topic of national significance.


Fundraisers will be drawn from a wide range of types and scales of organisations from across the UK. Participants will be at different stages in their careers, from those taking their first steps into fundraising to CEO level.


Who are we looking for?


The only requirement is that you are working in-house in an arts, culture or heritage fundraising team and that you bring curiosity and interest to the particular subject area that forms part of the enquiry. You do not need to be an expert!  


We are looking to create a team that represents a wide and diverse range of views, opinions and experiences.


You should also be interested in working collaboratively with a team of fundraisers to come up with new ideas and solutions to an area of concern to the wider arts fundraising sector. 


This is a paid opportunity. 


Download the full information pack and find out more about what you and the sector could gain from joining us on our new mission! 



New Fundraising Apprenticeship

In September 2021 we’re launching a brand new Arts Fundraising Apprenticeship (level 3) in partnership with the Bauer Academy. Working initially with a group of brilliant Northern based arts and cultural levy payers, our aim is to reach the widest and most diverse talent. 


Find out all the information here!