The Barbican is to be the home of The Institute of Fundraising conference for at least the next three years following its search for a new venue for the Fundraising Convention, the largest conference of its kind in the UK.
More than 3,500 delegates recently attended the Fundraising Convention in what was its first year using the Barbican. The Institute of Fundraising used the majority of the venue’s event spaces including the Barbican Hall and the Conservatory. Following the success of the convention’s first event in this venue, it looks set to remain at the Barbican for the foreseeable future.
“We needed a new home for the convention because we had outgrown our previous venue and we needed opportunities for growth – the Barbican provides that,” explained Katie Johnson, Head of Events at the Institute. “The range of spaces available to us were suitable not only for the conference but also additional activities such as film screenings and a charity theatre performance. The Barbican provided a collaborative and flexible partnership, whilst also offering us a home that gives us the chance to continue growing in the future.”
The Barbican is a not-for-profit venue with the profit made by business events reinvested back into the Centre’s arts and outreach programmes. It was this link that has enabled the venue to understand the nature of the Institute of Fundraising and its requirements for the event.
Further information about event space at the Barbican Tel: 020 7382 7043. E-mail: [email protected]