Unlock: Fundraising for the creative industry

4 July 2019, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

The Pod, National Glass Centre / FREE

Are you a Sunderland-based artist or small heritage/cultural organisation looking for a bit of guidance on fundraising for your business?

This first fundraising skills session will focus on some of the questions raised about fundraising by creative practitioners and small arts and heritage organisations around Sunderland.

It will include a beginners guide to Trusts and Foundations fundraising, some myth busting around common misconceptions relating to fundraising, as well as a broad overview of other development

The afternoon will include break-out sessions which we hope will allay any doubts you have about your ability to make it happen and give you the confidence and impetus to get started on the road to successful fundraising.

We would also like to use the session to help us shape our future events and gather further input from you as to how we can use future sessions to support you to fund-raise more effectively.

About the workshop leader: 

The afternoon will be run by Menisha Gela a fundraiser based in the North East. Menisha
has a wealth of experience working with the third sector to deliver successful fundraising
and development and has raised over 5 Million pounds for good causes in the last ten years.
Her most recent projects include Freedom City 2017, a city-wide programme commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr being awarded an honorary degree by Newcastle University as well as working for NewcastleGateshead Initiative to support small arts organisations and individuals to fund raise for collaborative projects as part of the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.

About Unlock

Our Unlock: Skills Workshop Series is designed to address the needs of creative practitioners
and small heritage/ cultural organisations in Sunderland, supporting you to up-skill and
develop resilient and sustainable practices. Sessions are also a chance to talk to Sunderland
Culture about subjects you’d like to see covered in future workshops. Sessions are free but
places must be booked.

Unlock is part of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, funded through National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Please note – This event is currently only bookable for customers living in a Sunderland Local Authority area. To book a place please email [email protected] 

You can also book over the phone, contact National Glass Centre’s Visitor Services on 0191 515 5555 (Option 9)

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