'Shaking the Tin - Holistic Fundraising for the Independent Theatre Sector' ITC AGM & Conference 2018

Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR

Wednesday 21 February 10.30am - 6.30pm

AGM & Conference 2018

Our AGM & Conference will take place on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at the Canada Water Culture Space. The day will focus on fundraising in the independent theatre sector and include topics on creative approaches to raising funds, GDPR and ethical fundraising.   


10:30 - 11:00 - Registration with Tea and Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 - Annual General Meeting
Including presentations from the ITC Board Nominees
12:00 - 13:00 - 1st Panel 'The Role of the Board in Fundraising'
13.00 - 14:00 - Lunch (Provided)
14:00 - 15:00 - 2nd Panel 'Building Relationships: The Strategic Role of Funders'
15:00 - 16:00 - Breakout Sessions
16:00 - 16:30 - Tea & Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30 - Breakout Sessions repeated
17.30 - 18:30 -Networking Drinks Reception - in partnership with the Albany

Breakout Session Options
1. Project Management, Strategy & Budgets
2. Team Engagement & Morale in Fundraising
3. Legal & Ethical Issues around Fundraising (including GDPR)
Each of these breakout sessions will run twice. In the coming weeks, once speakers have been announced, we will ask you to select which breakouts you would like to attend for the 15:00 - 16:00 and the 16.30 - 17.30 sessions.

At our AGM there will be an opportunity to be elected as a new member to the ITC Board. Our current board is made up of managers, producers, artistic directors and other representatives from our member companies, who help to shape our strategy, hold us to account, contribute to our advocacy and act as ambassadors for ITC and independent performing arts. Our board offer leadership, management, HR, finance, communication and a range of other skills alongside their sector knowledge and networks. If you are interested in this opportunity please click here for more details.

Fundraiser's Forum

The conference will also mark the launch The ITC Fundraisers Forum, a quarterly free peer support session for Chief Executives, Managers and professional Fundraisers to share knowledge and skills, access expert advice and keep up to date with developments in the performing arts. 


We ask members for a contribution of £40+VAT towards the cost of their place at the AGM & Conference.
There are a limited number of AGM & Conference bursaries available for unfunded companies from outside of London. Please get in contact if you would like to find out more.

Fundraising Survey & Conference Discount

To help us assess how best to support the sector and ensure you get the most possible from the events, we are asking for feedback regarding your fundraising experiences, as well as suggestions for the conference and forum. As a thank you for taking time to complete this short survey we are offering all survey participants a £10 discount from either a place at the conference or an ITC training course. At the end of the survey please return to this page and manually select the discount option.

New Companies

We are offering new members an ITC Board ‘buddy’ for the event. If you have never been to an ITC Conference before or haven’t been for a while and would like some support in networking let us know and we will match you up with one of our Board members . Your Board ‘buddy’ can introduce you to other members, provide you with information and give you some context for engaging in the conversation. To sign up please send us an email.

This is a partnership project with the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme
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