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A&B: 'Frontline Arts Fundraising Symposium' at Kings' Place

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Time 10:00
Date 17/02/11
Price £235

With public money drying up its never been more important to raise private money. Arts & Business will show you how at this event leading conference.

Programme and Speakers


The day kicks off with opening remarks from Vanessa Swann, Chief Executive of Cockpit Arts and winner of the Arts & Business Garrett Award 2010.

Followed by a session on what businesses really want from the arts hosted by Peter Bazalgette, Media Expert and Deputy Chairman of the English National Opera and featuring a panel with:

Helen Ellis, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations, Prudential UK

Mike Harris, General Manager Northern Europe, SVP Worldwide

Tricia Thompson, Head of Sport and Arts, Sky, The Bigger Picture

Marah Winn-Moon, Head of Cultural Sponsorship, HSBC Holdings PLC


Next is a session about what businesses are looking for in regards to digital activation of sponsorship featuring Alyssa Bonic, Arts Manager for The Bigger Picture at Sky and


Philippa Snare, Director, Windows Live Business Group at Microsoft among others.

Later in the day there will be a chance to practice your pitch and get immediate feedback from a panel of business executives including David Adair, Head of Community Affairs, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Nicole Newman, Development Director, English National Opera and Des Violaris, Director UK Arts & Culture, BP.

Hear about U.S. style  fundraising with input from Alistair Spalding, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Sadler's Wells, Dr Carol Hogel CBE, pianist, philanthropist and founder of The Dunard Fund and William Conner, Fellow and Development Director, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, among others.

The afternoon will continue with a discussion on issues of fundraising across digital platforms featuring Will McInnes, MD, NixonMcInnes and Sarah Gee, Managing Partner, IndigoLtd plus more to be announced.

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times journalist and author then hosts a session on philanthrophy with contributions from Simon Inch, Arts & Busness Cultural Champion 2010 for the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol; Lord (Dennis) Stevenson of Coddenham, Businessman, Chairman of Aldeburgh Music, formerly Chairman of Trustees of Tate and Helen Thorpe, Prince of Wales Medal Honouree 2010.

Full programme to be confirmed...

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