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What is repayable finance? And how can arts, culture and heritage organisations access this innovative form of funding to help them achieve their aims?
Nesta's Arts & Culture Finance team hosted a series of webinars explaining how different arts, culture and heritage organisations have successfully applied for repayable finance and used it achieve greater impact and resilience.
In three webinars we covered the basics of repayable finance and then focused on a different case study of how the financing has been used, featuring conversations with experienced arts practitioners who have taken on investment.
There was then an opportunity for Q&A with both borrowers and the Arts & Culture Finance team. The webinars lasted one hour and discussed the role of repayable finance in three areas.
1) Undertaking Capital Projects and Buying Equipment with Steve Mannix, Executive Director, Mercury Theatre Colchester
Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 12:30-1:30pm
Repayable finance can be used as cashflow for refurbishment projects, buying property as well as equipment necessary for carrying out day-to-day activities. Learn about the key considerations in this session.
2) Growing Programmes & Services with Judah Armani, Founder, InHouse Records
Thursday, 26 November 2020, 12:30-1:30pm
A number of arts and culture organisations have borrowed money to finance their growth. Learn about how they did this in this session and the questions investors will be asking you.
3) Developing New Revenue Streams with James Birchall, Director, Fuse Art Space / Camp FR
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:30-1:30pm
Repayable finance has sometimes been used to finance new, income-generating activities. In this session, we will discuss examples of this and the risks and opportunities involved.