Evolve | Professional Development Programme

Young Arts Fundraisers

What can you receive?
A free, year-long professional development opportunity


2 July 2023

If you:

– Are raising money for arts and culture projects or organisations

– Are looking for advice and guidance on how to progress as an arts fundraiser

– Have clear career goals but need help figuring out how to achieve them

– Want to build your confidence in fundraising and your professional life

– Need a sounding board to work through ideas or challenges

– Are a sole fundraiser, work in a small team and/or lack a peer-support network

Then Evolve might be for you!

Evolve is a free 10-month professional development programme that aims to equip early-career arts fundraisers in the UK with the advice, networks, and peer support that they need to succeed.

Having grown rapidly since its inception as a pilot mentoring scheme in 2016, Evolve is run by Young Arts Fundraisers in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network, and is funded by Arts Council England as part of CIOF’s RAISE: Arts, Culture and Heritage programme.

To be eligible, you must:

– Be raising money for arts and culture and demonstrate a commitment to continuing in this field.
– Have your line manager’s agreement to take part.

You don’t need to:
– Call yourself a fundraiser.
– Be working full-time or have been paid for your fundraising work.
– Be ‘young’ (we support anyone who is in the early stages of their arts fundraising career, regardless of age)


Read the full guidance and apply here.

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