We’ve been adding our unique blend of acumen, rigour and inspiration to creative organisations almost 30 years.
It’s helped them to discover an entrepreneurial edge; guided them towards better governance and revealed new and unexpected streams of income and funding. In partnership with our business members, as part of our extensive network and, sometimes, simply with us, each arts member has been given the assistance, confidence and opportunity to thrive.
Arts & Business NI is the leading source of fundraising advice and resources for arts & cultural organisations seeking to diversify their income from private investment sources. When you join Arts & Business NI you get cultural fundraising training, fundraising news, networking opportunities, advice and examples of best practice.
Your annual Arts Membership costs £100+VAT and opens the door to:
Access to our annual masterclass series (4 masterclasses per annum)
Access to our programme of training (webinars and practical workshops)
One-to-one fundraising advice sessions
Option to submit sponsorship proposals for consultation
Access to our sector–leading research and reports, including our toolkit series which focus on income diversification
Quarterly e-newsletter featuring articles, upcoming events and other opportunities
“Our relationship with A&B NI has been without exception both supportive and productive, and has had a huge impact on me and our organisation. It has given me access to training in fundraising and business planning that I would otherwise not have had access to. It has also helped support our relationships with our business partners, enabling us to deliver way beyond their expectations. Most recently, A&B NI has provided us with an exceptional fundraising intern and thanks to the A&B NI Board Bank Programme, an impressive financial director from a leading NI business is about to join our Board.”
To find out more about Arts Membership or to book an advice surgery, please complete Arts Surgery Request Form below.
"Arts & Business NI surgeries have focused my thinking and sign posted me to relevant support, networks and mentoring opportunities. Just knowing there is a community of like-minded organisations alongside the skilled and experienced staff of Arts & Business NI is reassuring. I'm excited about the possibilities."
Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.