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.
The theatre has apologised and committed to introducing ‘guardians’ at the organisation who will become an informal channel for raising concerns.
For an amateur theatre company to be financially stable and well supported it needs the right volunteers in key roles, as well as an awareness of when to call in the experts, says Clare Simpson.
After almost a decade guiding others at the Clore Leadership Programme, Sue Hoyle reflects on those that have influenced her career.
How easy is it to make the transition from being a performer to becoming the chief executive of an arts organisation? Coreene Archer discusses the tensions and the strategies for success.
Arts leaders involved in a new two-year programme for organisations seeking to create significant change gathered together for the first time recently. Richard Watts discusses the aims of the programme.
Stella Kanu of Ovalhouse reflects on the institutions, lofty ideals and ninja-like women who have shaped and guided her career.
How can social and cultural leaders make the most of each other’s knowledge and change lives for the better? Researcher Jeanette Burnett has been finding out.
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s David Bintley remembers Frederick Ashton and others who have shaped and guided his career.
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.
A provocation paper commissioned by Bluecoat arts centre is the focus of an attempt to create new entry points into artistic leadership.
Tired of a lot of well-meaning talk about creating change for diverse talent in Leicester, Chris Stafford decided to actually do something. He shares the details of Curve Theatre’s ambitious cultural leadership programme.
Be the person you want to be but also the person you should be: advice from Garry McQuinn to people starting their careers.
Resilient leadership is vital in music education hubs, where a culture of shared purpose is at the heart of everything they do. Sue Hoyle and Mark Robinson explain what this involves.
Making it to the top in the arts world requires confidence and clarity in your goals. If you’re lacking either, coaching sessions may help, writes Steph Vidal-Hall.
Make the most of your creativity and don't be afraid to contact people you admire, writes Connie Treves.
Arts organisations’ failure to devote proper resources to lifelong learning will lead to the sector falling behind, warns Michelle Wright.
From FACT to Castelfield Gallery, Helen Wewiora takes us through the steps of her career in contemporary art.
From Robert Lepage to Captain Kirk, Turtle Key Arts’ Alison King names those who guide and inspire her.