The Ariadne Forecast is a community created resource that draws on Ariadne’s network of more than 546 funders in 23 countries. Ariadne participants and other friends of the network were asked six questions about trends in their field for 2018. We collected surveys and interviews from members across Europe and in January and early February held forecast meetings for funders in London, Paris, The Hague and Naples to discuss and add to the findings. In the end we estimate that around 157 people have had the chance to contribute to the Forecast. While the meetings and discussions at them were private, the final forecast is publicly available for all, as a reflection on the current direction of the sector.