With Creative Partnerships Australia learn how to attract and maintain support from donors and business, diversifying your sources of revenue.

QLD State Manager Paul Gurney will offer a full one-day course, The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising. The course will explore how regionally situated arts companies, community arts groups and artists can develop support for their activities through engagement with the private sector.

The Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising

The workshop provides a complete overview of private sector revenue opportunities appropriate for regional organisations and artists. Join colleagues in your cultural sector gaining insights into national trends; reviewing essential fundraising principals including the differences between sponsorship and philanthropy; how to be fundraising ready; and strategic insights into crowdfunding, donor circles and trusts & foundations. The course will also explain how to find, retain and build relationships creating long term support using best practice stewardship.

The course will cover the opportunities and resources provided by the Australian Cultural Fund as well as outline matched funding programs provided by Creative Partnerships Australia.

Registrations for our Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising workshop are now open to organisations and individuals in Maryborough.

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Arts professionals, leadership teams and board members who want to learn the basics of arts fundraising, philanthropy and sponsorship;
  • Arts professionals, leadership teams, and board members with some fundraising experience and knowledge;
  • Leaders and board members of regional arts organisations and projects in and around Maryborough; or
  • Individual artists in and around Maryborough

A full-day interactive workshop, covering:

  • Business partnerships
  • Philanthropy
  • How to make your organisation fundraising ready
  • Building a case for support
  • Fundraising strategies
  • How to develop a fundraising plan

This is an opportunity to connect with peers, gaining inspiration, sharing real-world experiences and building achievable strategies relevant to your unique context. Creative Partnerships State Manager for QLD, Paul Gurney, will provide local perspective, case studies and insights and expert guidance on how to implement the learnings from the workshop.

The cost for attending is $40.00 + GST, including lunch, tea and coffee and snacks.


About the presenter:
Paul Gurney

With extensive experience leading small to medium arts organisations, Paul brings first-hand knowledge and a passion for attracting support for unconventional and experimental artistic projects, and for establishing responsive and effective governance and organisational structures.

Since graduating with a degree in arts management from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Paul has held leadership and board roles with numerous arts organisations including Next Wave, Open House Melbourne, Freeplay: Independent Games Festival and the Arts Industry Council of Victoria.

Presented in partnership with:

CQ Regional Arts Services Network, CQ University, Arts Queensland & Fraser Coast Regional Council (venue in-kind)

Creative Partnerships Australia is a commonwealth government arts agency helping to build industry sustainability through private sector engagement.