1 December 2016back

Creative Internships Blog Week 11

Bethan Lewis, Artes Mundi

I’m enjoying delving deeper in the development programme here at Artes Mundi and it’s been a busy month since opening the doors to the exhibition. I’ve been mainly focusing on current campaigns whilst looking at different streams of fundraising and alternative approaches to maximise exposure and in turn support for the prize.

I’ve been working on an individual giving campaign The Big Give, the UK’s largest online funding initiative which enables donors to have their donation doubled during a 72 hour period. This has meant lots of preparation and working closely with the marketing team to diversify our online audience and make the most of the short campaign.

This goes live on Tuesday 29th November! https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/25960

Artes Mundi is a PLUS TATE partner which enables us to take part in many events and forums facilitated by TATE.  This week we were invited to take part in a cultivation event in the Switchouse at the New Tate Modern. This was an opportunity to invite current and potential donors to see The Radical Eye: Modernist photography from Sir Elton John. The exhibition itself was fantastic and the evening was a good opportunity to network with donors based in London.

I have also been busy planning the awards ceremony which takes place on the 26th January after the conference. For this we’ve been able to cultivate new partners and sponsors which has been a really good experience and hopefully the start of an exciting new partnership for us.

It doesn’t feel like it’s only been 11 weeks since starting here at Artes Mundi. I feel like I’ve learnt so much in this short amount of time and I’ve found it hugely valuable having a business mentor to talk through the programme.

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