What will I learn?
- Understand the current funding landscape and what public funding is available following the UK Film Policy Review
- Discover how funders think, learn to speak their language and avoid common mistakes when writing an application
- Look further afield to Europe
- Gain leads on Trusts and Foundations that could support your work
- Learn how to manage an individual giving campaign, both online (crowdfunding) and offline
- Get practical advice on researching and pitching to corporate sponsors
- Formulate new ideas for income generation
- Have a template from which you can devise an in-depth, practical and realistic fundraising strategy for your own organisation.
Take a look at the programme content.
Who are the speakers?
The course will be led by the ICO’s David Sin, Head of Cinemas, and Tilly Walnes, Head of Exhibitor Development. Guest speakers will include:
- Jay Arnold, Head of Film Culture, Creative England
- Eddie Berg, Director of Partnerships, BFI
- Martin Horrocks, Finance Manager, Tyneside Cinema
- Marc John, CineFund
- Anna Kime, Cultural Film Exhibition & Education Projects Manager, Film London
- Agnieszka Moody, Director, UK MEDIA Desk
- Liz Muggeridge, Head of Sponsorship, BFI
- Dick Penny, CEO, Watershed
- Louis Savy, Director, Sci-Fi London Film Festival
- Peter Tullin, Co-Founder, CultureLabel
... and more! Take a look at the programme content.
Fees and bursaries
£180 + VAT = £216. Fees include refreshments and lunches.
Bursaries are available towards fees, travel, accommodation and childcare subsidies for people from not-for-profit film exhibition organisations with an annual turnover of £200K or less who would not otherwise be able to attend. Please see the Bursary Form for information and to apply.
Booking your place
This course is now over. If you would like to enquire about other courses or want to be added to our training mailing list, please email Sarah Bourne or call 020 7636 7120.
Travel and accommodation
The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is situated on the Quayside in Gateshead, approximately 20 minutes walk from Newcastle Central station via the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Bright yellow Quaylink buses run between Newcastle Central and Gateshead Bus Interchange every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evening. Paid parking spaces are available in the BALTIC car park.
If you need somewhere to stay in Newcastle and Gateshead, we have compiled a list of nearby hotels.
The BALTIC is set over six floors of a former industrial flour mill which is accessible for wheelchair users. There is a ramp entrance from the street to the ground floor lobby/cafe/shop area and a there is a lift to all other levels. Training will take place in the River Terrace room on the first level. Accessible toilet facilities are located on all levels apart from level 5. There are free-of-charge parking spaces in the BALTIC car park for blue badge holders.
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We have an access fund for this course and we will endeavour to make a contribution to the costs of any additional requirements you may have (e.g. alternate print formats, BSL signers...). Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs so we can make arrangements.
If you have any questions or want to discuss whether the course is suitable for your needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7636 7120.
This course has been funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.