Funding focus with Manchester Collective Drawing on their extensive experience of raising money for creative projects, Adam Szabo (Chief Executive) and Linda Begbie (Development Director) from Manchester Collective lead a special session on fundraising. The session will cover topics including: who to approach for funding advice and no-nos for writing a successful project funding application reflections on the Manchester Collective's own experiences nurturing individual donors innovative approaches to fundraising There will be the opportunity to ask questions during the session, or you are welcome to submit them in advance when you register. About Manchester Collective Known for their experimental programming and daring collaborations, the work of Manchester Collective has expanded at breakneck speed since their formation in 2016. They now play in concert halls, warehouses and factory spaces in 18 cities across Europe and the UK, performing a combination of cutting edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces, and staged theatrical work to a hungry, new audience. Manchester Collective record exclusively for the Icelandic label Bedroom Community, with their debut album ‘The Centre is Everywhere’ released in March 2021. Through the COVID-19 lockdown, they produced a season of ten Isolation Broadcasts, watched by tens of thousands of fans all over the world. Booking for this event has now closed.