The (Income) Generation Game (In Person)

Registration: 15.30 | Event 16.00 - 18.15


Scottish Storytelling Centre

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.

This listing is for in-person attendance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh - if you are looking to attend the online version of this event, 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 LeadershipArt 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 for one session


Please head over to the Eventbrite page to book or for more information