First global virtual fundraising summit for cultural sector, National Arts Fundraising School

  • North East, National
  • crafts, combined arts, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, libraries, literature, museums, photography, music, theatre, visual arts
  • Dana Segal


This month the National Arts Fundraising School has launched the first ever global virtual fundraising summit dedicated to arts, culture and heritage professionals. 30+ expert speakers from around the globe will come together on 18 August to share best practice, insights and predictions for the future of cultural fundraising. The conference, called ‘Defining The New Normal’, is a proactive response to the financial challenges that arts, cultural and heritage organisations around the world are now facing due to the global coronavirus pandemic. 

Joining the lineup are leaders, fundraisers, funders, artists and experts from countries including Russia, Brazil, Canada, USA, Singapore, Portugal and Australia. The lineup features big names from around the globe including Paul Ramsbottom OBE, CEO of Wolfson Foundation (UK); Fiona Menzies, CEO of Creative Partnerships Australia (Australia); Rachel Malkenhorst, Chief Development Officer at Los Angeles Ballet (USA) and Deborah Myers, Director or Development at Science Museum Group (UK). 

“The challenge is that if we don’t define the ‘new normal’ for arts and cultural fundraising, someone else will do it for us, and probably not in a good way. This is why we wanted to bring together experts and delegates from all over the world - so that no arts, culture or heritage professional feels alone in their challenges. Delegates will get access to practical advice, support and predictions for ‘what next’, so that they can reflect, learn and plan effectively for their future.” - Dana Segal, Conference Curator and Deputy Director of the National Arts Fundraising School.

The conference will take place online on 18 August through Fundraising Everywhere - the leading platform for virtual fundraising conferences. It is supported by sponsors Good CRM, Agents of Good, Moore Kingston Smith and Pro Active Resolutions. Also included in the ticket price is access to the Emcees Awards for Excellence in Arts & Cultural Fundraising, as well as artist performances.

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