Archive for August, 2016

Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin – A Partnership with Business to Arts & Dublin City Council

August 25th, 2016

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Andrew Hetherington, CEO & Helen Carroll, Senior Manager, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships of Business to Arts with Brendan Kenny, CEO of Dublin City Council

Business to Arts is delighted to announce a partnership with Dublin City Council to grow and develop the successful New Stream Programme through targeted human resource support for four Dublin-based organisations in their Fundraising and Marketing.

Applications are now open for a 24-month Arts’ Fellowship Programme for the recruitment and part-funding of new Fundraising or Marketing & Fundraising Executives who will be supported by a structured programme of training and mentorship with Business to Arts as part of the Fellowship.

The Fundraising Fellowship for Dublin-based arts, cultural and community organisations hopes to build on the €15.7million of new income already raised in the first 7 years of the New Stream Programme; as well as on the success to date of the Docklands Arts Fund created by Business to Arts and Dublin City Council which was launched in 2015.

The Fundraising Fellowship is part of a series of Legacy Projects developed by Dublin City Council following their European Capital of Culture 2020 designation bid in 2015. The civic energy generated, new connections made, and new thinking developed produced a blueprint for delivery on many of the objectives set out in the Bid Book.

It is hoped the Programme will enhance and continue the investment by cultural organisations in capacity building, creating stronger organisations committed to long-term sustainability based on business-minded planning and a robust cultural strategy.

For further information on the Application Criteria and how to apply, click here.



Membership Spotlight: Press Up Entertainment Group

August 17th, 2016

Press Up Entertainment Group is an Irish leisure and hospitality company. The Group has interests in a variety of sectors, most notably hotels, bars, restaurants, venues and nightclubs. With a range of 18 venues and meeting rooms in Dublin, it is perfectly suited for corporate and cultural events or conferences.

For more information and details on all their venues and entertainment opportunities. download their brochure here.

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Fund it launches Ireland’s First Crowdfunding Handbook

August 5th, 2016

Crop Fund it Creator Handbook a project operated by Business to Arts is delighted to offer Project Creators Ireland’s first dedicated crowdfunding manual, extensively discussing all aspects of crowdfunding and how to successfully raise funds through the site.

Over the last 5 years, Fund it has firmly established itself as Ireland’s leading reward-based crowdfunding platform for creative ideas. Having attracted pledges from 66 countries, over 1,300 projects across every county in Ireland have been funded. 65,000 people have successfully funded Irish performances, films, events and projects in music, science, art, fashion, publishing, tech and gaming since the site launched in March 2011.

Fund it is among the most successful reward-based crowdfunding websites globally, with a 71% success rate, and is run by the charity Business to Arts who support creative partnerships between business and the arts in Ireland. Project creators from across the creative industries encourage pledges to their idea by offering rewards linked to their project, and promoting them to their network. By doing this, it not only enables projects to attract financial support but also to build a new connection with their audiences and consumers.

Click here to read our new handbook

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