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The (Income) Generation Game

The (Income) Generation Game

Tue Nov 29, 2022

The (Income) Generation Game

Time Tue Nov 29 2022 at 03:30 pm to 06:15 pm

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Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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What are the changes in the funding landscape for heritage organisations, and how can you remain sustainable?

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What are the changes in the funding landscape, and how can you remain sustainable? This event is for chairs of Scottish heritage & mixed arts/heritage charities.

These tickets are for in-person attendance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 29 November 2022 in Edinburgh - if you are looking to attend the online version of this event on 30 November, please book tickets HERE.

Arts & Business Scotland’s Building Capacity: Developing Skills programme is providing fantastic opportunities for Chairs of heritage or mixed arts/heritage organisations to network and learn from experts and peers in a mini-series called ‘The Heritage Chairs Network Exchange’.

The sessions focus on challenges chairs might be facing having come out of lockdown, and the wider context organisations need to respond to. The sessions will bring together chairs to allow participants to expand their peer networks and share experience.

This event is on 29 November 2022, from 4pm to 6.15pm at the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. Please feel free to join from 3.30pm for registration and pre-event networking.

We will cover:

With unprecedented pressure on public funding, what are some of the ways organisations can respond to remain financially sustainable?

This session will look at the role of the board and chair in fundraising, and other income generation options available to heritage organisations and mixed heritage/arts organisations.

Strategic consultant Catherine Holden facilitates this session, bringing her own experience as a fundraising leader, chair of Craft Scotland and Trustee for Clore Leadership, Art UK and Fruitmarket in Edinburgh.

We’ll also hear from guest speakers who provide funding to the heritage sector about what they are looking for in applications and what makes a powerful partnership – more information to follow soon.

Arts & Business Scotland will also showcase a new service we are developing to enable the culture and heritage sector to promote their services to public and corporate sector organisations. At this event we will be looking for heritage organisations to join the pilot scheme and be the first to benefit from this new platform.

Networking and presented material

This is an interactive session – you will have the opportunity to share ideas and network with fellow chairs of Heritage and Mixed Arts/Heritage organisations before the session, during the workshops and afterwards. An attendee list will be distributed prior to the event.

Materials presented will be made digitally available after the event.

The agenda:

Content will include:

  • Registration and networking from 15.30
  • Start at 16.00
  • Welcome by Arts & Business Scotland
  • Presentation by Catherine Holden
  • Break-outs
  • Presentation by guest speaker/s
  • Q&A
  • Networking at 17.45
  • Event ends at 18.15

Coffees and teas will be available throughout.


  • Members: FREE for Arts & Business Scotland members
  • Non-Members: £20 + VAT for non-members

Catherine Holden

Catherine Holden is a strategic consultant, facilitator and coach. Her practice spans organisational change and governance; personal and team development; brands, marketing and audience engagement; and capital and revenue fundraising.

Catherine’s clients cover a wide range of national and local culture and heritage bodies across Scotland, the UK and beyond. These include museums, galleries, festivals, science centres, visual and performing arts organisations, historic houses, heritage campaigns, membership and leadership networks.

Catherine chairs the national development agency Craft Scotland and is a trustee of Clore Leadership, Art UK and Fruitmarket in Edinburgh.

Before founding her consultancy in 2016, Catherine held full-time leadership roles for over 25 years in marketing, fundraising and organisational development for a series of leading creative institutions including National Museums Scotland, the Natural History Museum, Tate (launching Tate Modern) and the National Theatre. She began her career in the business sector, working on national commercial grocery brands.

For A&BS, Catherine has co-developed and facilitated regional panels for the Resourcing Scotland's Heritage programme, bringing together board chairs in Edinburgh and Aberdeen to explore fundraising approaches. She has spoken at the Chair Matters forum, hosted a number of A&BS member events, and often attends A&BS gatherings as a delegate. Catherine’s Craft Scotland board host a talented recruit from the New Voices, Fresh Perspectives scheme and regularly use A&BS trustee training. Whilst working at National Museums Scotland Catherine and her Development team won a number of A&BS awards alongside valued business partners.


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Chatham House Rules

This event will be under Chatham House Rule to facilitate an open conversation. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. These rules are in place to facilitate an open and honest discussion.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 1 week before the event date with a full refund. After this date a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (ie transferring your place to another person) for the course or event booked can be made free of charge at any time.

Arts & Business Scotland reserves the right to cancel any event or course two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However, we regret we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or venue at any time prior to the course or event. If this happens, you will be given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

Arts & Business Scotland reserves the right to amend the content of the programme of speakers where necessary.

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A&BS Member (In Person attendance) Free
Non-Member (In person attendance) GBP 20
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Tue Nov 29 2022 at 03:30 pm to 06:15 pm
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