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A Practical Guide to Governance in the Arts and Museums

Governance in the arts and museums: a practical guide has been created by The Clore Leadership Programme as a toolkit of useful resources for Trustees and staff who work with boards.

What's in this practical guide to governance for arts organisations?

The guide has been written for arts organisations and museums based in England and Wales. It covers a broad range of questions faced by organisations new and existing.

Relevant to Arts Portfolio Wales members as well as any other arts organisations in Wales who may be new or established organisations.

Structures
  • What do we mean by governance?
  • Why is the structure of an organisation important?
Roles and responsibilities
  • What are the legal responsibilities for directors?
  • What is the relationship between the board and paid members of staff?
Finance, risk management and fundraising
  • What is the role of the board in finance?
  • What is the role of the board in artistic planning and risk?
Board meetings and recruitment
  • Why are good minutes important?
  • How do you maintain a motivated and efficient board?

There is also a useful reading list of links to extra resources.

Governance in the arts and museums toolkit

You can download the toolkit on the Clore Leadership Programme's website.

Please note this resource is only available in English. It has been created by The Clore Leadership Programme's Governance Associates Prue Skene, Tom Wilcox and Keith Arrowsmith and has been supported by Arts Council England.

A Practical Guide to Governance in the Arts and Museums
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