Case studies

Achates Recruits: Opera North

Achates Recruits supported Opera North to recruit a Director of Development in 2022. The candidate brief sought to attract as wide a field as possible, with a number of strong candidates applying to the role from mainstream charity and academia....

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The Art House, Wakefield

In early 2022, Achates led on the development of a Fundraising Snapshot to identify how The Art House could create a step-change in its revenue and capital fundraising...

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West of England Cultural Compact

Working closely with the breadth of stakeholders in this unique, region-wide, Cultural Compact, in late 2021, Achates supported the development of the West of England Cultural Plan....

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National Centre for Writing

Achates Recruits supported the National Centre for Writing in the recruitment of two new senior roles, central to the ongoing strategic development of the organisation...

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Arnolfini

In 2021 the gallery invited Achates to develop an Audience Development Strategy that would enable it to ensure that it was optimising the impact of its work...

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32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust

Achates developed an international network map of trust, foundation and individual prospects to support both the capital project and associated future programme...

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Cardboard Citizens

Overall this has been the most successful recruitment process in terms of volume, diversity and calibre of candidates that I have seen for this role in the 15 years I have worked here...

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Casa Natal Velázquez

Achates mentoring of the Casa Natal Velázquez has been fundamental for our project...

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Festival Castell de Peralada

Achates worked with Festival to develop a three-year fundraising strategy which explored how income could be generated through establishing an understanding amongst audiences that the Festival has been a gift to the region that its audiences can also play an important role in contributing to....

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National Centre for Writing: CPC

Achates has worked with the National Centre for Writing, Clore Leadership and University of East Anglia to develop a unique new programme that challenges the approach of established and emerging leaders to the sector whilst building their skills and resilience...

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