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National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership 2017
Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 13:00 – Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 16:00 BST
Now in its fourth year, the acclaimed National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership will run again in July 2017, and booking is now open for strictly limited places via the link below.
Led by the University of Leeds in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, this week-long residential course for arts managers and fundraisers is led by renowned academics and senior arts sector professionals. It offers a breadth of insight, ideas and skills in how to lead arts organisations, and achieve long-term fundraising success, in ever more challenging economic times.
To complement other fundraising courses that teach the ‘nuts and bolts’ of fundraising, the Summer School focuses on arts fundraising and leadership, addressing key topics such as Cultural Policy, Managing Change, Building Resilience, Cultural Leadership and Changing Business Models.
As well as a week of intensive study and practical activity, the Summer School also offers time out for reflection – a rare chance for delegates to step back from the day-to-day pressures to encourage and facilitate new thinking and strategic planning.
“The course really pushed me out of my comfort zone… introduced me to all sort of ideas, upped my aspiration. Exhausting and inspirational!” Summer School 2015 participant
Who it is for
Attending the Summer School 2017 will be the 10 Professional Fundraising Fellows from across England. They bring a huge breadth of experience from different arts and cultural organisations, and the Summer School represents the final part of their intensive Fellowship year that includes training in all aspects of fundraising.
In addition, we are making 10 places available to arts managers and fundraisers, with at least three years’ experience in the sector, who would like to develop their careers as arts leaders, whether leading organisations or development teams. This combination of experience, bringing together the next generation of arts and cultural leaders, is central to the Summer School dynamic, and enables all participants to learn from their peers as well as the teaching team.
The Summer School will be delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, panel discussions, group activities, individual project work and group presentations. In addition, interactive panels and visits to nearby arts organisations will provide a unique opportunity for participants to listen to, question and network with a range of senior arts leaders.
Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
The Summer School is an accredited course with the University of Leeds, and represents half of the credits required for a Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy. Participants attending the Summer School will have the opportunity to apply for the Post Graduate Certificate if they choose to do so. An additional cost will apply; find out more about the Post Graduate Certificate via this link.
The Summer School 2017 takes place at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in Leeds and runs from Sunday 16 – Friday 21 July 2017. As well as a full daytime schedule, participants will also need to undertake project work during the evenings. Please note, it is not possible to attend the Summer School as a ‘day delegate’ – everyone is expected to stay onsite for the week.
The cost for attending the Summer School 2017 is £1,850 + VAT. This includes all teaching, accommodation, meals and course materials. We have held our prices at the same level for a third consecutive year, offering excellent value for money.
N.B. Payment must be made in full (and funds cleared) by Friday 14 July 2017 at the very latest ahead of the Summer School starting on Sunday 16 July 2017.
Please download and complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and return it with your booking confirmation.
The University of Leeds are generously offering three bursaries of £500 each to support independent students or those sponsored by small arts and cultural organisations (i.e. under £500,000 turnover) to attend the National Summer School. These will be awarded to qualifying applicants on a competitive basis. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please download an application form via the link below. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 28th April 2017. National Summer School Bursary Application Form 2017