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.

  • Governance – Leading Towards the 2020’s


    The MAC

    Arts & Business NI Conference 2018

    Governance – Leading Towards the 2020’s

    OK. So the word ‘Governance’ might not make your heart sing and your pulse race, but you know that an informed and involved Board can electrify an arts charity’s ability to deliver.

    We have designed our 2018 conference to give you a concentrated blast of governance support.

    You’ll have a chance to talk arts governance with your peers. 

    You’ll hear from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

    Stephen Dunlop, Chair of the Open House Festival, will tell his views on the real challenges of leading a successful arts organisation.

    There are five practical breakout sessions on: what finance questions a Board member should ask (Angela Craigan, Harbinson Mulholland), and how to use a solicitor’s services properly (Jenny Ebbage, Edwards & Co). Denise Copeland from the Developing Governance Group/NICVA will walk you through using the DIY Committee Guide Healthcheck to make The Code of Good Governance a working document (how to gather evidence based proof of good governance). James Magowan from the Association of Charitable Foundations and our Arts Manager Brona Whittaker will give real-life advice on getting your Board involved in strategic fundraising. 

    It’s free for A&B NI Members to attend. £45 + VAT for non-members to attend. 

    To book your place complete the survey:

  • Investing in the Arts


    Barclays Eagle Lab, Ormeau Baths

    at Barclays Eagle Lab @Ormeau Baths

    12.30-2.00pm (lunch provided)

    Be inspired to try something new!

    Aimed at both business and arts audiences, this event will showcase the importance of business support of the Arts as a whole.

    It will recognise the arts organisations and their business partners supported by the Arts & Business NI Investment Programme 2017/18, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Investment Programme stimulates and strengthens partnerships between business and the arts.

    This event will celebrate these partnerships and showcase the creative projects supported by the Programme.

    To book your place email Sarah at

    We would love you to bring another business along with you – just let us have your guest’s name.

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