We’ve been adding our unique blend of acumen, rigour and inspiration to creative organisations for over 30 years.
We've helped cultural organisations 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, news, networking opportunities, advice and examples of best practice. Here's a bit more detail on what membership unlocks:
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
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
Your annual Arts Membership costs £120 (£100+VAT)
“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.”
Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.