Fundraising 101: First Steps | Led by Alisha Kadri and Helen Wewiora

25 July 2023 / 6.30pm - 8.30pm

This event is for Castlefield Gallery Associates only

This is a blended event:
– In person at Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB
– Online via zoom

Join us for an evening exploring all things fundraising with Alisha Kadri, consultant, Head of Business Development & Membership at One Dance UK and Castlefield Gallery Vice-Chair, and Helen Wewiora, Castlefield Gallery’s Director and Artistic Director. The session will cover fundraising from a broad perspective whilst also including top tips and important considerations for fundraising and growing the sustainability of your practice.

PLEASE NOTE: in person capacity will be more limited than zoom so if you wish to join Alisha and Helen in person, please book quickly!


Alisha Kadri is passionate about giving people that make great art happen the tools to sustain themselves and have thriving creative careers. Her career spans across 10 years curating, commissioning and generating income for Watford Palace Theatre, Slough Borough Council, Manchester International Festival and the University of Salford. She is continuing to be a change-maker within diversity, development, and inclusion, including in an advisory and consulting capacity with the BAME North West Fundraising Network, Manchester International Festival and the Institute of Fundraising. Alisha is currently Head of Business Development & Membership at One Dance UK.

Helen Wewiora is Director/Artistic Director of Castlefield Gallery. Prior to this she worked for Arts Council England whilst also co-directing her own curatorial agency. Helen has worked for Cornerhouse (now HOME), the BBC, the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) and Tate Education. Much of her career has focused on the practice and career development of visual artists.