Business & Arts NL

Call for Expressions of Interest: ArtSupportNL Fundraising Development Training for
Arts and Cultural Organizations


“Arts and cultural organizations are grappling with enormous societal changes, ranging from changing demographics to new technologies. Their ability to grow, change, and take risks within a rapidly evolving environment is dependent on engaging with communities and diversifying revenue.”ArtSupport Manitoba

Business and Arts Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce ArtSupport NL — a new, province-wide, 18-month project whereby 12 arts and culture organizations will work directly with professional fundraising consultants to understand, develop and implement a tailor-made fundraising strategy customized to each organization.

The aim of ArtSupport NL is to improve organizational resilience, agility and capacity while increasing private sector arts and cultural philanthropy across the province. ArtSupport NL is based on the highly successful ArtSupport Manitoba program.

Participants will work in partnership with expert fundraising consultants to develop customized fundraising strategies for each organization. Consultants will employ specialized training and mentorship, strategic guidance, critical assessment, and evaluation to create custom-made, long-term plans that will pace efforts.

Anticipated outcomes of this program include:
• A long-term, sustainable fund development plan for each participating organization.
• All participants will gain valuable skills in the area of fundraising development.
• All participants will increase fundraising revenue at the conclusion of the 18 months.

Cultural leaders representing professional, not-for-profit arts organizations from around the province are encouraged to apply. A dedicated commitment from two representatives is required from each participating organization, and may include staff, board members, and volunteers.

Participants of ArtSupport NL will be selected based on their organizational capacity and eagerness to take part. In addition, support is in place to assist arts and cultural organizations get into a position of fundraising readiness.

If your organization is interested in participating in this program, we invite you to tell us why you’d like to participate in this program, what you hope to achieve, and previous experience in fundraising.

Funding for ArtSupport NL has been provided by the Canadian Heritage’s Strategic Initiatives – Canada Cultural Investment Fund and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. In-kind support will be provided by community partner ArtsNL.

For more information, please visit Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Please e-mail Expressions of Interest to, and include ArtSupport NL: Expression of Interest in the subject line or phone (709) 745-1611.


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