Ama Ofori-Darko is a British-born Ghanaian with over 5 years experience as an arts fundraiser working across income streams. Previous roles include Fundraising Manager at the Royal Opera House, Fundraising Manager at the Kiln Theatre, Development Office at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Development Officer at Donmar Warehouse. She was the first Williams Fundraising Fellow at Tate Gallery which launched her fundraising career. The position was created in memory of Becky Williams who was Head of Development at Tate until 2016. Offering structured work-based learning opportunities to support career development and to open up opportunities for working in the fundraising sector.
Ama is incredibly passionate about the arts and fundraising for schemes that allow young people to experience and create art in all its forms. Ama is a fellow of the 2023 Cohort of LTC MOBO Executive Fellowship, a Young Trustee at the Contemporary Arts Society, and through her position at Tate she is also a Creative Access Alumni.
More about Ama…
No.1 book/film/song recommendation?
The film Prince of Egypt. The voices are brilliant, the songs spectacular and then Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston singing over the end credits! A must watch!
A fun fact about yourself?
I love to sing! I studied classical singing at Guildhall School of Music & Drama but I am always ready to bust out some Whitney Houston or Destiny’s Child at karaoke!
A hidden talent?
I can do all the parts to ‘It’s All Over’ that comes before ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ in Dreamgirls. It is one of my favourite musicals and is just a wonderful sequence. Perfectly dramatic!