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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 Collaborative Economy Research

Peter focuses on the collaborative economy, crowdfunding, P2P lending and the role of digital technolgies in public and social innovation. Peter lead much of Nesta's research into cr...

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Toby Baker

Toby Baker

Toby Baker

Assistant Programme Manager, Education

Toby is an Assistant Programme Manager within the Innovation Lab's Education Team. He's particularly interested in education to work transition and enhancing the role of universities...

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