Arts Membership

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 (4 masterclasses per annum)

  • Access to our programme of training (webinars and practical workshops)

Fundraising Consultancy

  • One-to-one fundraising advice sessions

  • Option to submit sponsorship proposals for consultation

Fundraising Resources

  • 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

Governance Support & Development

  • Access to our Arts Council of Northern Ireland funded Board Matching Programmes
  • Introduction to Board Membership training for new Board Members and those who would like a refresher
  • Confidential one-to-one governance support for Chairs, Board Members and Chief Executives
  • Twilight Sessions for whole Boards to refresh on good governance procedures
  • Fundraising Sessions for whole Boards on their important role in this process


Click here to join up today. 

“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.”

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Our Funders & Partners

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