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London arts leaders were told the word is “divisive” but wanted it included anyway.
Consulting communities is not the same as allowing them to make decisions, attendees at the recent Theatres Trust conference heard.
Becoming a truly inclusive organisation starts at the top, says Cath Hume.
If arts organisations are serious about developing their boards, they need to think hard about how they recruit and support new trustees, says Michelle Wright.
The institution has rejected campaigners’ claims that it has “done nothing” a year after promising to reassess its fundraising approach – but won’t make the review public.
It's great that arts organisations are recruiting young people to their boards - but they need to really think about why, says Dana Segal.
The company says its operating model was too “old school” to remain sustainable after the loss of NPO funding in 2018.
Artistic excellence and effective governance are key to the success of major public cultural programmes, writes Nigel Hinds.
Last-minute interventions by senior figures “ultimately served to undermine the integrity of the RFO process”, staff told an independent review.
Arts Council England says that if necessary, it will step in and insist on a change of leadership at its funded clients.
Independent artists and producers are vulnerable to exploitation in a two-tier system characterised by precarious employment among the majority of cultural workers says Martin Cox, who challenges the status quo.
If cultural districts are to operate sustainably they need to make sure the voices of all stakeholders are heard, says Beatrice Pembroke.
Good governance is all about the culture of an organisation – and the good news is that trustees have the opportunity to influence it, says Michelle Wright.
If your audience includes young people, then they need to be represented on your board. Marcus Davey of the Roundhouse shares his advice for recruiting young trustees.
Given that trustees have financial and legal responsibility for their charity, it’s no surprise many people lack the confidence to take on the role. It’s time to change that, says Michelle Wright.
Built on experiences at the Roundhouse, the Arts Council England-backed guide offers practical advice on selecting young trustees and preparing boards for change.
New data has allowed the arts sector to be benchmarked against the wider charity sector, as the Charity Commission calls for charities to “do more” to promote diversity on their boards.
Plans are underway to establish a new Governance Alliance for the cultural sector, to address poor practices and a shortfall in expertise among board members.