Funding Workshop for London Schools at Tate Modern

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Musical Futures was pleased to share fundraising tips to London arts teachers at the Tate Modern on Friday. Head of Fundraising, Kevin Grist, delivered a workshop to the group of senior school leaders enrolled on the Cultural Leaders Programme, hosted by Not Dead Fish and A New Direction.

The workshop, titled Effective fundraising for cultural activity in school, provided advice on private and public funding, case studies and example of how to strengthen messaging. 

The purpose of the Cultural Leadership Programme is provide in-depth leadership development in cultural education, equipping participants to improve their school’s provision and to work with other schools in their network to share best practice and ideas. Laura Fuller, Senior Programme Manager (Schools), A New Direction said “The feedback to the session was really positive, and we really appreciated Kevin’s input.”

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Participants were also offered copies of Musical Futures new School Fundraising Pack, which provides practical tips to raise money to run Musical Futures in school. If you sign up to the Resources area, you can also access sample application forms.


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Slides from the Cultural Leaders day are available here.

Great sessions which catered for a diverse team of staff. Really good feedback and positive outcomes.

Lindsay Thomas, One Education Music

Brilliant ideas to take forward into my own teaching… a fantastic day – left with lots of new ideas and strategies…

Kate Baxter, Manchester Metropolitan University

In all schemes of work and lessons from now on! Excellent day, wish I would have come years ago.

Jamie Thomas, Hall Cross Academy