There has been a huge amount of learning throughout the Fellowship. We received great support and feedback on our fundraising and marketing strategies and related activities over two yearsAnna McCarthy, Development Manager, Helium Arts

By providing support, training, mentoring and in some cases human resources, we equipped cultural and community organisations with skills to build capacity in their own organisation and to subsequently share the learning with others.

Fundraising Fellowship Dublin (2017-2019) was a two-year developmental programme of training and mentorship, which grew organisations’ skills and confidence to implement long-term fundraising and marketing plans. In some cases, the programme also part-funded a fellow as a full-time fundraising employee.

In 2018, the Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht and Business to Arts launched a national initiative, Fundraising Fellowship Ireland, which was informed by the Fundraising Fellowship Dublin.

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The inaugural Fundraising Fellowship Dublin Fellows (2017-2019) were Anna McCarthy (Development Manager, Helium Arts); Muriel Foxton (Marketing & Fundraising Executive, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios); Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan (Marketing & Fundraising Executive, Fishamble: The New Play Company); and Fiona Garvan (Development Executive, Dublin Theatre Festival


Developed by Dublin City Council Culture Company and New Stream Fundraising Capacity Building Project operated by Business to Arts