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Matched crowdfunding for the arts and heritage sectors: Case studies and top tips from projects

In November, we opened the UK’s first matched crowdfunding pilot for arts and heritage projects, in partnership with Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

The programme has now come to an end, with Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund match funding 54 projects through the pilot.

In the case studies below, we speak to the people behind some of the projects that received match funding, from the RRS Discovery ship restoration project in Dundee, to a new immersive opera performed in South London. We examine what they have learned about crowdfunding, what it takes to run a good campaign and what they are doing next with their projects.

If you are interested in exploring the full range of projects that were awarded match funding, you can see all succesfull arts campaigns here and successful heritage campaigns here.

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Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Peter is responsible for a number of large scale research projects and experiments that explore how human and machine intelligence can be combined to solve social challenges.

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Toby Baker

Toby Baker

Toby Baker

Programme Manager, Education

Toby works in Nesta’s education team to help our education system make better use of technology and data.

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