From June 2013 to May 2015, Home Live Art partnered with Artsadmin and Live Art Development Agency as part of the Arts Council’s Catalyst programme – Building Fundraising Capacity. As a consortium we worked together on a range of initiatives, public events and staff training opportunities. Much of this work was underpinned by a desire across the three organiations to explore ethical fundraising; its complexities and challenges but also the benefits of taking a stance on where, how and under what circumstances we might accept financial support without compromising our values.
The outcomes of this work include:
- Take The Money and Run – a public event devised and run by the consortia and in association with Platform, exploring art, ethics and fundraising.
- 3 Money Talks events – run by the consortia and enabling artists to come together and discuss models for fundraising and individual giving. Presentations were given by several artists including: Harry Giles, Scottee and Linda Florence.
- Staff and Board development workshops and training sessions exploring company values, approaches to raising money and developing the right kind of financial ask.
- A sub group of the Home Live Art Board tasked with exploring company development.
- Action research into Home’s audiences including improved database analysis, a new strategy for our on-line communications, on-line giving opportunities, prospect research and future planning of cultivation events.
- A new commission for artist Richard Dedomenici. Entitled Live Art Aid and taking a tongue in cheek look at the concept of charity singles and peoples’ motives for giving, Richard and 19 other artists recorded a single aimed at raising money for live art.
- Launching our first Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign, which aimed to raise money for the artists who participated in the Live Art Aid commission by selling a download and limited edition vinyl of the Live Art Aid record.