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.

About Arts Membership

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:

Fundraising Training

  • Access to our annual masterclass series
  • Free or discounted access to our programme of training and workshops

Fundraising Consultancy

  • One to one fundraising advice sessions with the Arts team

Fundraising Resources

  • Advance access to our sector–leading research and reports, including our annual Private Investment in Culture Survey
  • Our quarterly members e-newsletter featuring business news, articles and regional updates

Board Matching Programmes

  • Members only access to our Board Bank & Young Professionals on Arts Boards introduction services

Governance Support & Development

  • Members only access to our Arts Council of Northern Ireland funded Governance Programmes, including support for Chief Executives, Board Members, Chairs and whole Boards
  • One to one governance advice sessions with the Arts team


“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.”

Get in Touch....

Interested in chatting with a member of the Arts team. Please complete Arts Surgery form providing your name, organisation and request for information by topic (Investment Programme, Professional Development Programme, Arts Events, Arts Training, Governance, General Advice) A member of the team will be in contact to arrange.

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"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."

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Our Funders & Partners

Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.