Tailored support and training to enhance and refresh your fundraising strategies.

Based on proven case-studies, our training is delivered via seminars, master classes, workshops and events. It covers all levels – from first-time fundraisers to sophisticated executive level strategies. Many of these services are free to members, while others are offered at a discounted or subsidised rate.

  • C-Suite Session: Diversity on Arts Boards - 30 March 2017


    Eastside Visitor Centre

    4.30pm - 6.00pm
    Eastside Visitor Centre

    For Chairs, Board Members and senior managers of emerging companies (i.e. those from outside or new to the arts sector). These short after work sessions provide close-quarter access to key figures and thinking in the arts funding landscape.

    To book a place, contact Kate Livingston, Arts Development Support at


  • The Tyneside Model


    Strand Arts Centre

    The Tyneside Model 

    Tuesday 16th May 2017, 12.30pm to 2.00pm

    Strand Arts Centre

    As part of NI Philanthropy Fortnight 2017, we are delighted to announce that Thomas Peutz, Chief Executive of Tyneside Cinema will coming to Belfast to share how Tyneside Cinema successfully created a movement within it’s community through the low level giving ‘Friends Scheme’. From occasional visitor to loyal and financially vested supporter, hear why the Tyneside Model worked and how you can apply it model to your organisation.

    To book your place please email Kate Livingston at


  • Introduction to Board Membership - 1 June 2017


    Eastside Visitor Centre

    Introduction to Board Membership

    1 June, 1pm - 5pm 

    Eastside Visitor Centre 

    The role of a Board Member is a complex one. There are many responsibilities that go with accepting a Board placement however not all new Board Members are made fully aware of what those responsibilities are, or how they can make a positive contribution. This Intro to Board Membership course introduces new Board Members and those who would like a refresher, to their roles and responsibilities and to current good practice. The cost of the training course is £25 + VAT for members and lunch will be included.

    To book a place on the course, please contact Kate Livingston on

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