Jane Stevens is the Art Centre’s Development Assistant. As a charity, only 50% of our income comes from ticket sales and public subsidy. She is here to help us raise funds to continue our work.
Favourite thing about my job: the lovely team of people I work with – their dedication to the Arts Centre knows no bounds.
My role supports the team in ensuring a sustainable future for Bridport Art Centre. In a world of diminishing funding we need to be more strategic about generating income so we can continue to provide a vibrant Art Centre for the Bridport community. As a charity, we rely on a raft of activities to do this, from sponsorship and advertising to grants, events and legacies. And you, our wonderful members, are central to our existence: we wouldn’t be here without you! We do need to up our game though – if you have any ideas or wish to pursue fundraising activities yourself, I’d love to hear from you!
The year ahead? I feel enthusiastic, hopeful and optimistic (cautiously!)
On a sunny day… I am likely to be searching out water to swim in – the sea, rivers, lakes, lidos, anything cool as I am hopeless at the heat! Failing that I’ll be in the shade of a tree somewhere with a good novel.
What can our members expect from you? If the Art Centre is to thrive we all need to work together more closely to generate income and I am here to help. Whether you would like to find something out, discuss an idea or need help with a fundraiser, please always feel free to get in touch with me – I am part time but I promise to get back to you.
If you would like to make a donation or would like to arrange a fundraiser on behalf of the Arts Centre please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.