On Thursday 7th November we kicked off Barnaby Presents, a new series of free workshops that will cover a range of arts & culture producing skills in the lead up to Barnaby 2020.  

For the first session, producer, consultant and veteran bid-winner Laura Drane delivered a brilliant fundraising masterclass, which provided a comprehensive overview of the main ingredients of a successful funding bid to public funders, trusts and foundations, private philanthropists and donors.

A huge thanks to everyone that battled through the wet and windy weather from near and as far as Warrington to join us; it was great to have such a range of arts backgrounds and interests in the room, including freelance producing, theatre making, visual arts, community arts development and cross-art form fundraising. Laura has kindly shared her presentation and a couple of useful handouts, which we are more than happy to share on request.

The next workshop – Barnaby Presents: Podcasting – will be led by podcast geek, audio producer, fundraiser and marketer Vic Elizabeth Turnbull. Join us on Monday 13th January 2020 between 6.30-8.30pm to find out how to get your podcast idea off the ground and into the ears of your audience-to-be!