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IoF’s Cultural Sector Network 2017 conference theme to be ‘Culture Matters’

IoF’s Cultural Sector Network 2017 conference theme to be ‘Culture Matters’

The Cultural Sector Network of the Institute of Fundraising will hold its second annual conference this year, following its launch in March 2016.

The event for arts and heritage fundraisers will include keynote addresses from Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England and Bernard Donoghue, Chief Executive of Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). It takes place on Wednesday 8 March.

This year the conference theme will be ‘Culture Matters’. Samir Savant, Conference Chair, explained:

“Culture really does matter to transform lives and maintain a cohesive society.  Funding continues to be precarious, and fundraising has never been more important to secure the vibrant cultural life of this country.  I am delighted that so many diverse organisations will be represented at our Conference.”

Panel session at IoF Cultural Sector conference 2016

Panel session at IoF Cultural Sector’s inaugural conference in 2016

The conference, which last year attracted over 180 delegates from across the UK, will offer three tracks to help delegates attend sessions relevant to them. These will be:

early career (in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers)

• mid-career

• senior

The Cultural Sector Network National Conference will take place at the Light conference venue opposite Euston station in central London.

Booking is open now and the early bird discount finishes on 27 January.


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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