SPARKEDECHO’s Creative Producer, Kevin Grist is regularly hired by arts organisations to provide practical and engaging workshops on creative business skills and arts fundraising.

Kevin’s background at Arts Council England as a Relationship Manager for Music and Combined Arts has given him a wealth of experience to advise on the development and funding of tours, festivals, albums and creative learning projects.

Recent bookings:
Mid Kent College, Business Unit Performing Arts – day workshop on arts fundraising and budgeting.
BIMM London, Music Business degree – guest lecturer and course author of 30-week Financing Creativity module, and mentoring sessions.
BIMM Brighton, Event Management degree – guest lecturer on crowdfunding and sponsorship.
Business In The Community, DBACE Awards 2017- shortlisting panellist for Music category.
CILIP, Prison Libraries Group – workshop on making a strong case for arts fundraising.


Kevin is a qualified teacher with a PGCE, a recent graduate of the National Arts Fundraising School and is DBS registered. For all booking enquiries, please contact us here.


SPARKEDECHO also has a wider team of creative industry experts on hand to offer specialist online advice sessions. All advisers are working professionals and you can connect directly with them via Skype.

Current advisers:

Advice on Music production and planning with Dan Swift
Advice on the Music industry landscape with Graham Jackson
Advice on Music funding with Kevin Grist
Advice on Music publishing and licensing with Danny Champion
For all booking enquiries, please contact us here.