Fundraising Support for Artists

Fundraising Support for Artists

Get ready to Relaunch

Thurs 29 April - Fri 21 May

As part of The Listening Space, we are offering a series of fundraising seminars and one-to-one funding support surgeries for freelance artists. The aim of the surgeries is to support artists in gaining the skills and confidence to apply for funding and get ready for the relaunch of cultural events.

As the green shoots of recovery begin to appear and creative opportunities start to open up again, we want to offer assistance and resource to the wider creative community. To do so, we are hosting three fundraising seminars and individual one-to-one funding support sessions led by fundraising professionals.  Artists from all disciplines are welcome, from fundraising novices to intermediates in need of a refresher.


Introduction to Fundraising
Thurs 29 April 11am-12pm & Sat 1 May 11am-12pm
Miriam Sherwood, expert fundraiser, presents an overview of fundraising including types of funding, how to search for grants, planning your project and the power of storytelling.  

Arts Council England Project Grants, Advice for Theatre Applicants
Thurs 6 May, 2pm-3pm
David Johnson, Arts Council England Relationship Manager introduces Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice

How to Write a Winning Funding Application
Thurs 13 May & Sat 15 May, 11am – 12pm
Miriam returns to demystify the grant application process with practical exercises and successful examples to help you to inspire and persuade funders to invest in your project.

The seminars will be hosted on Zoom. SIGN UP up for seminars HERE


Mon 17 May – Fri 21 May
Book a one-to-one fundraising surgery to discuss your project idea and grant application with professional fundraisers, Hema Karecha and Miriam Sherwood.  Get practical support and valuable feedback about any aspect of the grant application process. Slots are available from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May, between 9am -5pm

SIGN UP for a Fundraising Support Surgery session HERE 

Our fundraising support team include:

Hema Karecha, a freelance fundraising consultant and current Development Officer at Young Identity.  She has extensive experience of fundraising for high profile clients, developing arts organisations and supporting individual artists to make their way in the world.  As a visual artist from a minority background, she is passionate about supporting underrepresented and marginalised creatives to access resources and realise their full potential.  Specialisms include literature, theatre, young people and performing arts.

Miriam Sherwood, a fundraiser, producer and theatre-maker and Development Manager at Synergy Theatre Project. She has fundraised for large organisations like Battersea Arts Centre (as Development Manager from 2016-2018), smaller arts charities and artist-led companies including Clod Ensemble, Fairbeats! Music and Honeyscribe, and for her own live performance projects as an independent artist.

The Listening Space has been generously funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


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