Posted May 25 2023
Evolve is back for 2023-24!

Applications are now open for our new cohort of Evolve!

We’re thrilled to announce that Evolve, our year-long, free professional development programme in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, is back for 2023-24.

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 the course of a year, this free programme equips early-career arts fundraisers in the UK with the advice, networks and peer support that they need to succeed. Participants are matched with a senior or director level development professionals for a series of 1-2-1 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), enabled by funds from Arts Council England as part of the Chartered Institute’s RAISE: Arts, Culture and Heritage programme.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 25 June 2023.

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 the website.

Interested in applying?
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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