Fundraising: Successful Bid Writing (Online Course)

Fundraising: Successful Bid Writing (Online Course)


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What is this course about?

This course explores how to approach and draft successful funding applications for performing art projects. It will cover why to fundraise, what makes your project unique, different types of funders, fundamental steps of solicitation, dealing with rejection, whom to involve in the process, and how? In light of Covid19, with many funders/funds impacted, this Spring 2022 course observes these changes alongside examining the challenges and opportunities this brings.


Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who fundraises in an organisation or for their own projects. No previous experience is necessary, though it is helpful to have a current or forthcoming project in mind. You can apply the learning from the session to various situations and sizes of organisations, from small project-to-project companies to larger venues.



Ran online, this course offers a mix of the trainer’s presentation and group discussion. We encourage attendees to actively participate, as there is much to be learned from each other, and will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share their own experiences.



Ines Tercio is the Executive Director of Fuel Theatre. She has worked in the arts for over 15 years and has been responsible for fundraising in many roles. Before joining Fuel in September 2018, she worked with Percursos (a multidisciplinary arts festival held in Portugal), TAPP (the Teacher Artist Partnership Programme), LIFT, Phakama UK, and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. She has also worked as a freelance arts consultant, curator, and producer with Nour Festival, Clayground Collective, and Freddie Opoku-Addaie. In 2010 she joined City University’s mentoring scheme to help current graduates find their way into the arts and creative industries.



Wednesday 25th May, 10:00 am-12:00 pm.


Prices and How to Book

ITC members rate: £36 (£30+VAT) – login to access

Non-members rate £60 (£50+VAT)

Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited.The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.

Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.