Cerian has worked across the cultural sector, as a high-level fundraiser for more than 10 years. With Achates, she leads on developing programmes and strategy to access funds from trusts and foundations, as well as supporting fundraisers through hands-on coaching and mentoring.
Clients have included Theatre Royal Stratford East, Talawa, The Old Vic, the Royal Court, Writers Centre Norwich, Apples and Snakes, Mosaic Rooms and Soho Theatre. Recent successful applications include major gifts from the Esmée Fairbairn, Paul Hamlyn, Garfield Weston and Foyle Foundations, and Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.
Cerian has led Theatre Peckham's Musical Theatre department for 10 years, mentoring and supporting their young performers and producers. In 2012 she co-founded Thunderstruck Theatre, creating engaging theatre for public spaces.
COACHING AND MENTORING
FUNDRAISING STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
STATUTORY, TRUST & FOUNDATION BID WRITING