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How-to Webinars : Fundraising for Creatives and Individuals with KN Walford Consultancy

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Fundraising for Creatives and Individuals

If you are thinking to fundraise for organisations is hard! Then you can’t imagine how challenging it can be fundraising as creative individuals can be. But it is still just a process, so you can learn to excel. You may only get one opportunity to impress funders, philanthropists and secure the money you need for your creative project/s.

Whether you are fundraising for a new body of work, going on a course, doing some training, or creating an exhibition that’s where this session comes in. This session will give you an opportunity to explore the different fundraising models and fundraising frameworks that might suit your project and be successful.

We will explore a few vital aspects of fundraising for creative individuals and the things you might want to prepare in advance of any application. You will leave the session with the knowledge of sourcing and filtering potential funders, the ability to assess the funders’ requirements and impress them with your applications, plus the key things to learn from being rejected.

The session will help you to be prepared, flexible and ready for fundraising as a creative/artistic fundraiser.

Aims of the course

  • Increase understanding of different fundraising models for creatives and individuals
  • Increase knowledge, skills, and levels of success of arts individuals
  • Develop a network of other creatives to share experiences and successes in fundraising
  • Fundraising – What to write and how to present projects in applications?

Whether you are an artist, curator, producer, or writer, we all know fundraising and applications can be tricky things to do, but we know it is essential to get the funding we need. A funder needs to understand what you need the funds for and how you will successfully deliver the project. Getting the skills and knowledge to write a clear and compelling case for your project is essential.

So, whether you are completing an application or writing a proposal for a funder that’s where this session comes in. This session will give you an opportunity to explore the different application structures, developing a compelling case for support and how to present your project and be successful. 

Aims of the course

  • Increase understanding of different structures in applications and applying for funding.
  • Increase knowledge of how to create a compelling case for support
  • Increase knowledge, skills in writing successful bids for arts individuals

About Presenter

Kemar Walford is the sole proprietor of KN Walford Consultancy Ltd (KNWC) with over 10 years of experience in Fundraising within the wider Third Sector and the Chair of a special interest group of the Institute of Fundraising (Black Fundraiser’s UK).

The Founder’s experience includes working with mainstream charities such as London Youth, Caritas Anchor House, Ladies Who Learn and the Bromley by Bow Centre. I worked for the Big Lottery Fund for the bulk of my career in grant assessment, management and more recently supporting groups in the West Midlands and East & West London. I also volunteered as a mentor working for Sported in the West Midlands to capacity build small community based sports groups.

The aim of KNWC is to provide much needed support services in the increasingly competitive world of grant, trust and foundation funding.
Our ambition is to leave small, medium and large charitable organisations in the third sector in a better position than when they asked for our support.

We have five main support offers in the form of bid writing, application review/ amendment, project development, training and organisational coaching. We also aim to provide tailored support for smaller organisations who are unable to afford the direct support.

Workshop Suitable for artists, music creators, label owners, producers, musicians, artist/music managers, practitioners and industry personnel.

This webinar is one hour.


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