David Johnson


David joined Cause4 in April 2018 and is Director of Strategy and Programmes. He leads Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, an Arts Council England Sector Support organisation within the National Portfolio, and Heritage Compass, a large-scale business resilience programme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. From 2011 David was Head of Development at the Albany, an arts centre in South East London and was responsible for earned and raised income generation, partnership development and contract management. During his tenure the Albany more than doubled its turnover. Prior to this, he worked in the Cultural Development team for the London Borough of Hackney, supporting the development of 2012 Cultural Olympiad projects and producing the borough’s key youth arts festival – Discover Young Hackney; and as Company Manager for outdoor arts organisation, Emergency Exit Arts. David sits on the board of Babylon Arts in Ely and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

14:40 - 15:20

Monday 10 May

How to use the Arts & Culture Benchmark to inform your work

This workshop is for arts and culture organisations who want to compare and contrast their current business model to those of their peers in order to find new opportunities for income development and cost management. We will also look at how we could redefine financial 'success' in the future to more thoroughly encompass ideas of financial resilience, balance, and health.