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28 August 2023

Professional Development Workshops in 2023

We’re starting the new year with another series of professional development workshops that are created to help you achieve more in your creative career or in your cultural organisation.

After a successful first year of our professional development workshops, we continue to delve deep into the topics of business planning, fundraising strategies and writing funding bids in March, June, September and December 2023.

The two-hour online training sessions will give you an overview of methods, resources and planning tools, that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the topics most needed for your organisational development – and will give you the tools to successfully start your own approaches.

Our remaining workshop sessions in 2023 are:


Top Tips and Tools for Fundraising Success

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2.00pm – 4.00pm:

If you find fundraising challenging and time-consuming, and want to improve your approach, we can help you! With this step by step guide, you will learn to prepare and write funding bids for a varied range of funders and increase your chances to succeed.

This workshop will offer top tips and tools to save time, boost your confidence and increase your success when writing funding bids. The session will share best approaches to funders such as Lottery, Trusts and Foundations and also individual donors.

Book your place here.


How to Get Lottery Funding

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

National Lottery grant distributors have recently been changing their grants and announcing new priorities. National Lottery grants are distributed by different organisations who all have different priorities, different processes but also common interests. Changes in their priorities also affect how you should approach writing grant applications. Researching all this information can seem like a minefield, so this workshop aims to cut through the confusion and present the main things to consider with each funder.

We will discuss how to decide what to apply for and key tips to make sure you have the right things in place to give you the best chance of success. The three Lottery Funding bodies covered are Arts Council England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Community Lottery Fund.

Book your place here.


People standing together and talking to each other.
A hand holding an origami bird.

Image: Drew Forsyth Photography

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Audiences looking and writing on a world map.

Image: Drew Forsyth Photography

A person looking at a model of a city at an art exhibition.

Image: Matt Cawrey Photography