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Strategic Business & Finance

12 September 2023 @ 10:30 am 5:00 pm

Learn how to make the best use of financial information in overall strategic planning

Course Introduction

Are you a leader or decision-maker in a UK arts organisation looking to boost your financial management skills? Do you want to learn how to create financial stability and sustainability for your organisation in the ever-changing arts landscape?

Introducing our one-day course on Strategic Financial Management for UK Arts Organisations! This immersive, hands-on course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and tools you need to lead your arts organisation toward financial success.

What You’ll Learn

In this intensive one-day course, you’ll discover:

  • Introduction to Strategic Financial Management
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Funding and Resource Mobilisation
  • Financial Governance and Compliance
  • Cost Management and Efficiency
  • Financial Sustainability and Resilience

Course Highlights

  • Expert-led instruction from professionals with extensive experience in the UK arts sector
  • Interactive exercises and group discussions to enhance learning and engagement.
  • Comprehensive course materials, resources, and templates to support your ongoing success.
  • Learn as a peer group with fellow arts professionals

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • Executive directors, artistic directors, and general managers of arts organisations
  • Board members and trustees responsible for financial oversight
  • Financial decision-makers in arts organisations
  • Anyone looking to enhance their understanding of finance within the UK arts sector.


Mahmood Reza, an experienced working accountant, business advisor, tax professional and educator. He has been actively involved in the charitable and creative and cultural sectors for over 30 years, both in a working, professional and voluntary capacity and currently sits on three charity boards.


This is a hybrid course. The trainer will be attending in-person at Rose Street. There are a number of tickets available to attend in-person and a number of live online places available for those who can’t attend in-person.

EARLYBIRD – UK Theatre & SOLT Members can book before 10 August 2023*

Accessibility Information

If you are attending in-person, please visit the UK Theatre Accessibility page on our website for detailed information.

  • Attendees who require a Carer or Personal Assistant to accompany them on the course can book a free Carer ticket by emailing events@soltukt.co.uk.
  • Ramp access at ground floor level (there is otherwise one step into the building).
  • Reception and conference rooms are located on the first floor of the building. This can be accessed by the lift or via 25 stairs. Accessible toilets are available on the first and second floors.
  • Assistance Dogs welcome throughout the building and to all events – the nearest park is Jubilee Gardens (by Embankment tube station – a 7 minute walk).
  • Hearing loop systems are available in the meeting and conference rooms.
  • Regular breaks will be scheduled throughout the day.
  • If you are attending online, closed captions will be enabled on screen.

Please email events@soltukt.co.uk if you have any additional access needs or questions.


12 September 2023
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
£100.00 – £190.00


UK Theatre

SOLT & UK Theatre

32 Rose Street
London, England WC2E 9ET United Kingdom
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