Winners of The National Arts Fundraising School Emcees Arts & Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraising 2017

The Emcees awards, established by =mc and the National Arts Fundraising School, aim to recognise excellence in arts and culture fundraising.

Scroll down for details on this year’s winners.



Emcees Winners 2017

After hundreds of nominations, a high-calibre shortlist and a tough decision process for our wonderful judges, the winners of the 2017 Emcees Awards were announced on Thursday 4th May at LAMDA‘s brand new Sainsbury Theatre.

Scroll down to find out who won, and view the event photos via our facebook page by clicking on the image below:

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Best Individual Giving Campaign

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts – I HEART CY


Award for Innovation (Joint winners)

LAMDA – The Virtual Conservatoire

Tron Theatre – Pay It Forward


The UXB London Award for Best Use of digital Channels in a Fundraising Campaign

The National Gallery – ‘Dutch Flowers’ & The Flower Council of Holland


The Brown Creative Award for Best Campaign Under £100,000

St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery – The Boldre Hoard Campaign


The Richmond Associates Award for Best Campaign Over £100,000

Artichoke Trust – London’s Burning


Best Corporate Partnership

Youth Music & Cambridge Audio – SE1 in-ear headphones Campaign


The National Arts Fundraising School Award for Outstanding Achievement

Emma Goad, Director, Blue Canary Fundraising


Congratulations to all the 2017 winners and shortlisted nominees, and thanks to all who came along to help celebrate the achievements of arts fundraisers with us at LAMDA. Thanks also to our judges this year: Miranda Rowlands (SHARED Enterprise, Norfolk Museum Service), Anamaria Wills (Evans Wills Partnership), Howard Lake (UK Fundraising), Ian Tabbron (NAFS Alumni), Bernard Ross (=mc & National Arts Fundraising School Director) & Dana Segal (=mc Partner Consultant and National Arts Fundraising School tutor).

And finally, our 2017 event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support from our sponsors: 


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