Development for the Visual and Performing Arts

Gain an understanding of the basic principles of fundraising for the arts by exploring the issues important to institutional and individual donors and the needs of public and private sources. Learn the techniques, skills, and strategies for implementing an effective fundraising plan in challenging times. Learn how to assess organizational readiness and to make the “case.” Central issues discussed include recent fundraising trends; the roles and resources of the board, the staff, and volunteers; ways to identify potential supporters and to sustain relationships with public, private, and individual donors; and effective communication through written and oral presentations. Acquire the core competencies needed for a career in arts and cultural fundraising. This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Arts Management Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email or call 212-998-7289.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to create an effective fundraising plan for a visual or performing arts organization
  • Familiarity with fundraising tools and trends

Ideal for

  • Those interested in a career in arts and cultural fundraising
  • Prospective and practicing arts administrators

1 section

  • Summer 2023

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2023
    • Date

      Jul 10 - Aug 14
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Ries, Cynthia
    • Location