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Arts funding for individuals

While the majority of arts funding is mainly targeted at established non-profit organisations (registered charities, CIOs or CICs), there are a number of funding opportunities that you can access as an individual. If you are an artist or creative, below are examples of funders that you may want to explore for your creative project or developing your artistic work. Key areas these typically cover are: Developing your artistic practice Enabling you to reaching new audiences Enabling new collaborations and partnerships…

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Fundraising resilience in the face of rejection

In the competitive funding environment, facing rejection is an important aspect of fundraising. We know it can be disheartening and sometimes knock your confidence. It is important that you respond well and don’t let it detract away from your goals. How you respond to rejection is a key part of your pathway to success. More often than not, funders do not have enough funding to support everything they would like. If you are approaching a brand-new funder it likely you…

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Contacting charitable trusts over the phone

Trust fundraising is becoming increasingly competitive, and even more challenging when making cold approaches to funders that have never supported your work before. As part of your research on prospective funders, making initial contact (where you can) can be a good way of getting that little bit of extra information to strengthen your proposal. It can also help to get you in mind when your application does land. We know that cold calling requires some courage and we understand how…

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