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An online learning workshop available to work through at your own pace, and revisit when you want

Free - £53.38

'Social Making: Arts and Community Fundraising Online Training with Rachel Dobbs' is a remote learning workshop which will take you through some key information and top tips for thinking about Arts and Community Fundraising. It will get you started by building your own fundraising strategy to help you gather the resources you need to make things happen where you are. 

Workshop focus

Building Your Fundraising StrategySetting Clear Aims & Objectives For Your ProjectIdentifying The “Need” As Your Starting PointFinding The Right Funders For Your ProjectHow To Tell Your Fundraising Story

Who is this for?

First time fundraisers for creative or community projectsEarly career creative or community practitioners who are beginning to develop their own arts or community projectsMid-career creative or community practitioners who may have been involved in fundraising for arts or community projects but have not fundraised for projects themselves beforeThose with some existing experience of developing or managing arts or community projects who are looking to improve their fundraising skills


SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for arts or community projects you wish to develop, or have an emerging or established creative or community practice.

Online video chat - this is a chance to raise any questions with Rachel, to meet the cohort, and to share any learning you may wish to. This is limited to 12 participants and will be from 10am - midday Wednesday 29th July. If we have significant interest beyond this number, we may be able to book another group session.

Pricing and availability

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Developed and delivered by Rachel Dobbs.  Rachel is an artist & educator, based in Plymouth. She is one half of the artists collaboration LOW PROFILE and has been successfully developing projects, funding applications & making things happen for the last 17 years. 

Commissioned by Take A Part CIC. Take A Part are experts in socially engaged audience development for contemporary art. Based in Plymouth, we work in areas that have been historically underserved and don’t usually engage in the arts. 

The video sessions have closed captioning.
If you require the training worksheets in another format please get in touch at [email protected]
If you have additional access needs for the Zoom online video chat session please get in touch at [email protected]

This remote learning is self-led, via a series of videos and worksheets and documents. 

This training is available on a pay as you can basis. Suggested donations are as follows:

For those on low or no income - free
For self-employed individuals - £10
For those working with organisations - £20

There are also other donation options including £3, £5, £8, £15, £25, £30, or £50. 


Take A Part CIC

Take A Part are experts in socially engaged audience development for contemporary art. Based in Plymouth, we work in areas that have been historically underserved and don’t usually engage in the arts. Our long-term, embedded process starts with listening and supporting communities to set agendas for projects that reflect and address community need and diversity. Our genuine processes with communities leads us to co-commissioning exceptional national and international artists in those communities. We embed contemporary arts practice in the process of regeneration. Crucially, the process of creating the work itself is as important as what is created. Our purpose is to engage, educate and inform new audiences in contemporary arts while developing policy and setting agendas for neighbourhood regeneration initiatives in Plymouth. Take A Part’s work contributes directly to the social infrastructure of the city.