Dasha Bushinskya
Today our team received about £1.5M funding for the reconstruction of the Museum of Sculpture in Moscow. Thank you for the inspiration, insights – and everything. The School was really easy to adapt to my situation in Russia. The programme proved that key fundraising principles are pretty universal.
Dasha Bushinskya

Development Officer
Dashi Art, Moscow

Who we are

My current role within respected artist Dashi Namdakov’s Art Foundation in Moscow combines strategic planning and Director of Development. I came on NAFS to secure funds for two important initiatives: opening a gallery Moscow and launching an award for young talented Russian sculptors.

How the NAFS team helped

Although I studied in London and worked at the Barbican I knew relatively little about fundraising. The NAFS team reassured me before I came that I could apply most of the learning to Russia. (And the team already had experience in my country.) I really valued the chance to practice relevant techniques such as asking for support face-to-face with high value supporters. The practice came in really useful — see above for the result!

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