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Fuel Theatre

I produce creative projects which inspire, excite and change lives. Working flexibly to suit the needs of each project, I provide support ranging from general administration, project planning and budget development to fundraising.

I understand the cultural sector and the needs of artists and have developed and managed arts, heritage, education and audience development projects for galleries, museums, heritage and arts organisations.

I am particularly interested in supporting cultural organisations and artists to increase the impact of their work and develop financially sustainable ways of working.

Production and project management services include:

  • Project management and admin
  • Curatorial services and artist engagement
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Audience development
  • Budget development and financial planning
  • Organisational development
  • Income generation and fundraising – bid-writing and mentor support

Case Study: The Ring Arts on the Waterways programme.

I work with organisations and individuals to research, develop and deliver fundraising and income generation strategies which support the delivery of their charitable objectives, goals and projects.

Fundraising and income generation services include:

  • Supporting organisations and artists as a funding mentor
  • Researching and writing funding applications
  • Identifying new income streams
  • Sustainable product development
  • Arts Council England funding specialist (registered Arts Council Access Support Worker)

Arts Council Fundraising Support Packages

As an experienced Arts Council bid writer, I provide comprehensive practical feedback on your application to help you to meet the criteria and secure a grant for your project.

£600  4 x 4 hour application review and feedback sessions - normally enough for someone new to completing Arts Council grant to develop and submit an application.

£150 4 hour review and feedback session for a Project Grant for under £15,000.

£225 6 hour review and feedback session for a Project Grant for over £15,000.

Case Study: Examples of Fundraising and Income Generation projects.

One of the things I enjoy most is supporting artists, cultural professionals and creative thinkers to identify and achieve their personal and professional goals.

As a coach and mentor, I have worked extensively with artists, arts and cultural leaders and creative thinkers at all levels supporting them to clarify plans, develop projects and achieve personal goals.

I am a Relational Dynamics 1st accredited coach. If you are interested in working with me as a coach or mentor, please contact me.

As a mentor I use many of the techniques of coaching, complemented by sharing practical experience, knowledge and networks, particularly in terms of career development; managing and leading people and organisations, project development and delivery (fundraising, learning strategy, audience development).

I offer coaching face-to-face and remotely via Zoom, Skype or telephone.

I specialise in working with organisations to ensure their systems, processes and policies support their long-term vision and goals. I have a broad knowledge of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

I am particularly interested in supporting artists and arts organisations to explore how they can maximise the impact of their portfolio and current services and increase and diversify their income.

Business Development, Financial Planning and Sustainability services include:

  • Identifying new income streams and partnerships
  • Sustainable product development and innovation
  • Audience development
  • Supporting organisations and artists as a funding mentor
  • Policy and process review

Case Study: Curiosity Museum

I offer fundraising support, mentoring, facilitation and direction for individuals, theatre companies, businesses, educational establishments and community groups. To see some of my projects and clients, click here.

Whatever your project, I have gathered will draw on over 21 years of experience of delivering creative projects of various scales and leading creative companies. across  lead holder of creative space, dipping into her massive tool-kit, to find the right structures to help you explore, create and grow.

***For a limited time, during the time of Corona, Holly is offering remote consultancy via Skype, Zoom, email or phone. See more here.***