Artists and arts organisations of the Queenstown Lakes district can learn how to attract funding via two anticipated workshops next month.
Organised by arts advocacy body the Three Lakes Cultural Trust, the workshops will be held in Queenstown on March 24 and Wanaka on March 25 and include presentations by
fundraising experts Janet Reeve and Anita McKegg of fundraising consultancy GivingWorks, as well as Glenorchy-based Three Lakes Cultural Trust board member Leslie Van Gelder.
Three Lakes Cultural Trust chair Bill Moran says the free workshops provide a rare
opportunity for local artists and arts and culture organisations to learn how to achieve their
funding goals in 2020.
“One of the most significant challenges our artists and creatives face in the Queenstown
Lakes District is lack of funding,” he says. “The aim of these workshops is to not only inform
and educate our arts people about what funding sources and options are available but to
provide guidance on how to access them.
“GivingWorks has vast experience in this area, having worked on some of New Zealand’s
largest fundraising campaigns. This knowledge will help to empower those in the
Queenstown Lakes arts sector to develop a personal strategy to achieve necessary funding
in order to sustainably continue their craft.”
The workshops offer practical advice in taking the right next steps when fundraising for
individual artists or groups. Workshops will focus on how to tell a compelling story and
present costs to potential donors, as well as learnings from real NZ case studies. There will
also be networking opportunities and a question-and-answer session with GivingWorks and Leslie van Gelder.
GivingWorks director Janet Reeve says she is looking forward to presenting at the two
events. “It’s exciting to be joining creative communities in the Queenstown Lakes region,” she says. “We look forward to hearing your stories and helping you take them to the next level.”
Details of the upcoming Three Lakes Cultural Trust Cultural Fundraising Workshops:
Queenstown: Tuesday, March 24, 9am-1pm at The Sherwood.
Wanaka: Wednesday, March 25, 9am-1pm at the Wanaka Community Hub.
Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-in, first-served basis – please register by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 13.