How would the school help you as a freelancer?

As a freelancer in the cultural sector you’ve learned to pretty self-programming, whether working as an independent producer, an artist, an exhibition designer, a consultant, an engagement advisor or project manager.

The challenge is that to use the skills and talents you have effectively you need cash, and cash means someone has to fundraise. Why not take control of that process and add fundraising to your impressive skills list? The NAFS team will help you explore how raise money for your own projects and how to work in partnership with others — agencies or individuals — to secure support for their exciting work.

The school is especially suitable fir any consultant keen to up their skill level and really deliver compressive support to clients.


Ruth Harvey

Ruth Harvey

Freelance Development Professional
BE Festival, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, & Sampad

Whilst I had specialist knowledge and experience in Trusts, NAFS enabled me to expand my skill sets and get up to date practice and knowledge, which has transformed my fundraising career. It built up my confidence and helped me build new networks.
Florence Browne

Florence Browne

Freelance Fundraiser & Film maker

I fell into fundraising through project management roles, and quickly wanted to know more. I knew there was lots I needed to learn, and could see the potential for better supporting local organisations, so signed up to NAFS.

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