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In 2016, as part of the evolution of the New Stream programme, Business to Arts commenced a 24-month Arts’ Fellowship Programme in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company for new Fundraising or Marketing & Fundraising Executives.

Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin offered four cultural organisations 50% part-funding toward the employment of full-time ‘Fundraising’ or ‘Marketing & Fundraising’ human resources over a 24-month period. The recruited Fellows were supported by a structured programme of training and mentorship with Business to Arts as part of the Fellowship.

The Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme was a partnership between Dublin City Council and the New Stream Fundraising Capacity Building Project operated by Business to Arts.

For Business to Arts and Dublin City Council, the overall objective of the Fundraising Fellowship; Dublin were:

  • To continue and enhance prior investment by cultural organisations in the development of human resources and capacity building
  • To create stronger cultural organisations who are committed to long term sustainability, based on business minded planning and a cultural strategy
  • To facilitate the cultural organisation in gaining knowledge so that it can leverage and increase resources in a long-term and sustainable way thereby maintaining and improving its longevity
  • To address the 6 key barriers identified in the 6-year review of New Stream programme review 2016 

Four organisations were selected - Dublin Theatre Festival, Fishamble  Theatre Company, Helium Arts & Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.  

The Fellows included:

  • Anna McCarthy – Helium Arts
  • Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan – Fishamble: The New Play Company
  • Fiona Garvan, Dublin Theatre Festival (2018-2020)
  • Muriel Foxton – Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Case studies on each organisation can be found here:

All queries in relation to the Fellowship programme should be directed to


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