Twenty four organisations and eight individuals from across the UK have now been shortlisted for the third annual Emcees Awards.
Best Fundraising Campaign over £100,000 (sponsored by Execucare)
- Bristol Music Trust – Transform the Hall
- English National Opera – ENO Harewood Artists: 2017 Match Campaign
- National Museums Scotland – Save the Galloway Hoard
- Royal Museums Greenwich – The Altazimuth Pavilion Project
Best Fundraising Campaign under £100,000 (sponsored by Brown Creative)
- Echo Echo Dance Company – Echo Echo Festival of Dance & Music
- National Youth Choirs of Great Britain – Alumni Champions Fund
- The Fan Museum – Art Happens: Street Fans Campaign
- Williamson and Priory Friends – Green Gallery Campaign
Best Corporate Partnership (sponsored by TicketSource)
- HOME – Official Sustainability Partnership (with Transport for Greater Manchester)
- Northern Ballet – first direct bank: Keeping Northern Ballet Moving
- Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – partnership with UBS Wealth Management
- Soft Touch Arts – Pulled Both Ways (with Glynis Wright & Co. Family Solicitors)
Best Supporter/Membership Scheme
- Birmingham Hippodrome – Patrons Scheme
- Coventry City of Culture – UK City of Culture Bid
- Saffron Hall Trust – Membership Scheme
Best ‘Donor Love’ example
- Royal Shakespeare Company – Stitch in Time Campaign
- Shakespeare Schools Foundation – Christmas Card Campaign
- The National Trust – White Cliffs of Dover Appeal
Best Volunteer Fundraiser
- 14-18 NOW – David Isaac CBE & MT Rainey OBE
- Cardboard Citizens – Sophie Dexter
- Petersfield Museum – Jeremy Mitchell
National Arts Fundraising School Best Alumni Fundraiser
- Dom Jinks & Joe Meldrum, Plymouth Culture
- Jess Boyes, Mind the Gap
- Katie Milton, Ovalhouse
Fab way to end the week hearing that AMA members: @HOME_mcr, @TheRSC, @brumhippodrome, @Coventry2021, @RWCMD, @northernballet, @Ovalhouse, @Colston_Hall, @E_N_O & @RMGreenwich are among the nominees for @mcNAFS #Emcees 2018 — well done to everyone nominated! #fundraising pic.twitter.com/CXHCBKSaV4
— AMA (@amadigital) April 13, 2018
The winners will be decided by a panel of judges, including:
- Francis Runacres, Executive Director Enterprise & Innovation (Arts Council England)
- Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations (Royal Opera House)
- Rachel Cockett, Director of Development (Birmingham Museums Trust)
- Michelle Wright, CEO (Cause4)
- Bernard Ross, =mc and National Arts Fundraising School Founder-Director
- Dana Segal, Partner Consultant (=mc) & National Arts Fundraising School tutor.
Submissions were based on three key factors. =mc Director, Bernard Ross explains, saying: “in assessing the nominations we were looking for evidence that the campaign was based on a strong underlying strategy.
“We also wanted to see that the organisation/person had taken a donor-centred approach – that they understood the supporter’s motivations and put them at the heart of the campaign.
“Finally, we wanted to celebrate the innovation and creativity within the sector and share it with the rest of the arts community.
“The shortlisted organisations and fundraisers have been chosen because we believe them to represent excellence in art fundraising”.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 1st May at an event held at Ovalhouse theatre in London. Tickets are available for the evening which will feature networking with arts fundraising professionals, champagne, canapés and live music.
- Inaugural arts and culture fundraising awards seek nominations (19 February 2016)
- Winners of inaugural Emcess awards announced (2 June 2016)
- The Emcees recognise successful arts and culture fundraisers (9 May 2017)
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