Seminar: Philanthropy and Fundraising for Arts and Culture


Brakeley Nordic is organizing a seminar in Stockholm on 15 March on philanthropy and fundraising for arts and culture. The seminar is held in English.


  • Lucy S. Blythe, Managing Director at Philia International
  • Nina Beckmann, Managing Director at Grafikens Hus
  • Johan Wennström, Managing Director at Brakeley Nordic
  • Additional speakers will be added

The arts and culture sector in the Nordic region is increasingly looking into the possibilities of philanthropic gifts and other private support to realize specific initiatives and to diversify their funding. So far, the universities have worked in a more structured way with fundraising than the arts and culture sector, and more universities have also carried out major fundraising campaigns. However, new legislation in Sweden means that it, since 2014, is possible to set up charitable foundations that specifically support culture in Sweden. In what way does the culture sector take care of this new opportunity?

To get inspiration from the outside we have invited Lucy S. Blythe to Stockholm. Mrs. Blythe has more than 30 years of experience of fundraising in the US and UK. Among other things she has led major fundraising campaigns at San Diego Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Royal Society of the Arts. Lucy S. Blythe is now a consultant in Brakeley’s international network. For more information about Lucy S. Blythe.

We end the seminar with a panel discussion about opportunities and challenges for philanthropic support within the arts and culture sector from a Nordic perspective.

Place and time
Hörsalen at Kungliga Myntkabinettet, Slottsbacken 6 in Stockholm
15 March 15:00-17:00 followed by a mingle (registration from 14:45)

1500:- SEK. Early bird price before 6th of February: 950:- SEK

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For queries, please contact Åsa Formo at

We wish you a warm welcome!