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.

The children I am working with are responding to positively. They are very keen to learn new music and don’t not feel threatened to play. They enjoy the ‘have a go’ and ‘just play’ strategy.

Mhairi Easton, Southesk primary School

Have learnt so much today, will revolutionise my teaching. Super, uplifting, motivational, inspirational.

Angela Lesslie, Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher

Excellent workshops – extremely accessible for all abilities and levels.

Claire Armour, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra