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ArtsForward business support programme open for applications

ArtsForward business support programme open for applications

ArtsForward, which offers business support for arts and cultural organisations in London and Birmingham, is seeking applicants with a deadline of 7th October.

This is the second round of the programme, which is delivered by Arts and Culture at Business in the Community with its founding partner, Deutsche Bank.

ArtsForward is currently supporting over 20 arts and cultural organisations, and over the next three years, will commit to working with business to help 100 arts and cultural organisations in Birmingham and London. It works by partnering arts and cultural organisations with a business volunteer who provides one of the following services: one-to-one business mentoring, board level support, or commercial expertise. Projects are measured for impact against the growth criteria of earned income, engagement and job creation.

Applicants must:

  • Be able to commit to the programme and its evaluation framework
  • Be based in Birmingham or London
  • Be established for three years or more
  • Have a turnover of £50k plus
  • Have at least two or more members of paid staff
  • Have the support of the board for the application

The deadline for the online applications is Friday 7th October.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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