Kate Larsen is a non-profit and cultural consultant, arts manager and writer with more than twenty years’ experience as a leader and senior executive in the non-profit, government and cultural sectors in Australia, Asia and the UK. She has particular expertise in the areas of arts and culture, governance, social justice, online communities, and increasing access for marginalised groups. larsenkeys.com.au
In the wake of COVID-19, many of our arts, cultural and heritage organisations had to quickly adapt, pivot or completely reimagine our existing programs and fundraising activities to take advantage of new digital and remote-delivery initiatives. The rush to do so immediately made the sector more accessible for many who had previously faced barriers to sector engagement or employment – but still not accessible enough. As we move towards new, hybrid ways of working both on- and offline, what role can fundraisers play in drawing from the best of this experience to shape a more flexible and accessible future for us all?