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Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland – A Partnership with Business to Arts & the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

As part of the evolution of the New Stream programme, Business to Arts is commencing a second round of the 24-month Fundraising Fellowship Programme in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht for new Fundraising or Marketing & Fundraising Executives.

Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland offers two 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 will be supported by a structured programme of training and mentorship with Business to Arts as part of the Fellowship.

Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland is informed by the two-year Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme, which was created by Business to Arts in partnership with Dublin City Council’s Dublin’s Culture Connects. To date, participants in New Stream [1]have raised in-excess of €18m as a result of the skills and learning implemented during the programme. To date, there are currently three fellows on the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme.

For Business to Arts and the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, the overall objective of the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland is:

  • To continue and enhance prior investment by national and regional 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 cultural organisations in gaining knowledge so they can leverage and increase resources in a long-term and sustainable way thereby maintaining and improving their longevity
  • To address the 6 key barriers identified in the 6-year review of New Stream programme review 2016



  • To start your application, download the application form here
  • Please download and read the full criteria and guidelines here
  • Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 25th November 2019

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