Seven winners were announced from the largest number of applications received to date. The ceremony took place this week at Ovalhouse Theatre in London.
Thee awards were established by The Management Centre (=mc) and the National Arts Fundraising School in 2016, with the intention of recognising excellence in arts and culture fundraising. The ceremony is the UK’s only event dedicated to celebrating the important work of dedicated arts fundraisers
Representatives attended from shortlisted organisations such as ENO, Northern Ballet, the RSC and the National Trust. Smaller organisations including Petersfield Museum, Saffron Hall Trust and Soft Touch Arts were also on the shortlist.
They were joined at the event by a wide range of fundraisers and leaders from the arts sector, together with the likes of Channel 4’s Deputy Chair MT Rainey and UNICEF’s Chief of Market Knowledge Omar Mahmoud.
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges, including:
- Francis Runacres, Executive Director, Enterprise & Innovation at Arts Council England
- Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations at Royal Opera House
- Rachel Cockett, Director of Development at Birmingham Museums Trust
- Michelle Wright, CEO of Cause4
- Dana Segal, Partner Consultant at =mc
- Bernard Ross, Director of =mc and the National Arts Fundraising School, and founder of the Emcees Awards.
The Execucare Award for Best Campaign over £100,000
National Museums Scotland – Save the Galloway Hoard
The Brown Creative Award for Best Campaign under £100,000
Williamson and Priory Friends – Green Gallery Campaign
The TicketSource Award for Best Corporate Partnership
Northern Ballet – first direct bank: Keeping Northern Ballet Moving
Best Supporter/Membership Scheme
Coventry City of Culture – 2021 UK City of Culture Bid
Best ‘Donor Love’ example
Shakespeare Schools Foundation – Christmas Card Campaign
Best Volunteer Fundraiser
Petersfield Museum – Jeremy Mitchell
The National Arts Fundraising School Best Alumni Fundraiser
Katie Milton, Ovalhouse
The event was sponsored by Pro Active Resolutions, Execucare, Richmond Associates and Brown Creative.
Nominations for next year’s Emcees will open in Spring 2019.
Photos by socialessex.co.uk © The Management Centre
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