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Improving Board Leadership

Governance services for the arts in the North of England Delivered by Business in the Arts:North West & Community Foundation Culture Partnerships

The Arts Council sees good governance as key in seeking greater resilience in organisations.

We are investing in programmes such as 'Improving Board Leadership' so that support can be available to small and large companies alike. Sarah Maxfield, Area Director North, Arts Council England.

Is your Board as good as it could be?

The Improving Board Leadership programme provides practical, relevant and time-effective services to support improvements in governance and board performance. Informed by an autumn 2013 survey which looked at the effectiveness of arts governance, Improving Board Leadership is designed to share best practice in governance, through a range of services from which you can choose and in a way that is tailored to your circumstances.

Subsidised prices for these services are only available from autumn 2013 – February 2016 and costs are tiered in relation to an organisation's turnover to make them especially accessible to small and medium sized organisations.

So, this is a fantastic opportunity to support your board members, to review and refresh governance practices while our services are heavily subsidised by Arts Council England. There are limits on the number of subsidised sessions we can offer, so do register your interest even if you are not ready to proceed straight away by contacting one of our offices.

About the Improving Board Leadership

Improving Board Leadership is a partnership between Business in the Arts:North West, and the Culture Partnerships programme of the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and
Northumberland. A partnership which has over 30 years of experience in assessing, developing and advising on areas of governance in the cultural sector. Experienced freelance staff will also be used on occasion.

For more information on services, sessions and workshops download the document below, or contact:

Vivienne Tyler
Business in the Arts:North West,
Room 305,
Queens Dock Business Centre,
Norfolk Street,
Liverpool L1 0BG
0151 709 8780 •


Ellie Turner
Community Foundation Culture Partnerships,
Cale Cross,
156 Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SU
0191 222 0945 •

Download 'improving_board_leadership_leaflet_email_july_2015.pdf'