Also in Bradford, I'm taking part in the inaugural Culture Sector Industry Day alongside some very impressive speakers from the arts, culture and publishing worlds.
I'll be participating in the morning session on Sponsorship:
This session will focus on how to build and nurture strong relationships in the world of private sponsorship. From developing title sponsorship relationships with FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies, to how regional and local companies can offer smaller scale but vital funding and sponsorship in-kind, to an exploration of how private benefactors and individuals with a track record in philanthropic giving, can provide much needed financial diversification and resilience to organisations operating on all scales. The session will offer practical, tangible advice into building sponsorship relationships, at a time when private giving may seem like a less viable option.
I've been on both sides of the fence - both seeking out, and handing out, sponsorships. For both public and private sector organisations, in culture and beyond. And, as always, will try to be more useful than noisy (but no promises).
The entire day looks terrific, and has a disturbingly reasonable price. Tickets here.