Originally written for ArtsProfessional
Due to the recent wave of cuts, there is increasing competition for financial support at all levels of the arts. Consequently, pressure is building on already limited pots of funding. So, what other options exist for those of us looking to survive? ‘Philanthropy’ is the buzzword being thrown around at present, but this can be a daunting prospect for many smaller companies, as they have limited time and resources to forge new relationships, and are unable to employ staff to specialise in fundraising.