Posted Jun 19 2024
Applications for Evolve 2024-25 are now open!

Applications are now open for our new cohort of Evolve!

We’re thrilled to announce that Evolve, our 10-month professional development programme in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network, is back for 2024-25.

If you are…

  • Raising money for arts and culture projects or organisations
  • Looking for advice and guidance on how to progress as an arts fundraiser
  • Needing help figuring out how to achieve your career goals
  • Wanting to build confidence in specific areas of fundraising or your professional life
  • In need of a sounding board to work through ideas or challenges
  • a sole fundraiser, work in a small team and/or lack a peer-support network..

then Evolve might be for you!

Over 10 months, Evolve equips early-career arts fundraisers in the UK with the advice, networks and peer support they need to succeed. Participants are matched with a senior or director level development professionals for a series of 1:1 mentoring sessions, as well as a peer network of other fundraisers at the same early-career stage, building a solid network for ongoing mutual support.

You don’t need to be ‘young’ or call yourself a full-time fundraiser – applicants are only required to give evidence that you’re currently raising money for UK arts & culture at work.

We’re delighted to continue this partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network (CIOF CSN).

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm, Thursday 18th July 2024.

Answers to the application questions may be submitted in a written, video or audio format. A word document of the application questions can be downloaded from our website.

Interested in applying?
  • Check out our Evolve webpage to hear from previous Evolve participants
  • Read our Guidance for Applicants (PDF form) and apply using this Google Form (requires login due to CV upload)
Any more questions?

If you have other questions about the programme, please get in touch with Hannah Tookey, Head of Mentoring at

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