Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Arts Organisations to Stop Scrambling for Cash

Arts Organisations to Stop Scrambling for Cash

Fundraising for any non-profit organisation can be difficult, but when the country is in an economic squeeze, organisations that are considered a luxury often miss out on much needed funds. As such, the last few years have been increasingly tough for organisations in the arts and culture sector; especially small – medium groups who rely largely on membership and traditional fundraising activities.

A workshop to be held in Wellington on Thursday 13th March aims to help arts based organisations address this problem head-on. Facilitated by Kerri Tilby-Price, the Sustainable Funding workshop provides participants with practical fundraising tools and will help them develop a sustainable funding plan so they can stop scrambling for cash.

“So many organisations are stuck running from one financial crisis to the next” says Kerri Tilby-Price.

“This workshop is designed to stop all of that. It’s about identifying new avenues for funding and learning how to do things differently so that they can fundraise proactively, instead of reactively. People are always amazed by how much money is out there, once they know where to look and how to access it”.

The workshop has received excellent feedback from past participants, which have included organisations right across the arts and culture sector. National brand ‘Arts Access Aotearoa’ is helping to organise the Wellington workshop, and largely attribute their success in securing sponsorship to previous sessions.

“I attended Kerri’s practical training on how to obtain sponsorship and by following her steps, I had my first major financial sponsorship signed the next day” says Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa.

The workshop is being held on Thursday 13th March, 9.30am – 4pm at the Toi Poneke Arts Centre in Wellington. The workshop costs $120 per person and registrations can be made by emailing For more information about the workshop visit


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - 'I, Daniel Blake' - Ken Loach's Bleak Masterpiece

'I, Daniel Blake' is a bleak masterpiece, a chilling and moving story of two people striking up an unlikely friendship under extremely adverse circumstances. It is both a polemical indictment of a faceless benefits bureaucracy that strips claimants of their humanity by reducing them to mere numbers, and a celebration of the decency and compassion of ordinary people who look out for one another when the state has abandoned them. More>>

Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter

  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news