In preparation for my 2022 Bundanon residency, I will be undertaking some more research into the governance of arts, cultural and not-for-profit organisations in Australia (and beyond).Continue reading “Art of Governance survey opens”
Many (if not most) of us are part of the hugely messy and even more misunderstood space that is not-for-profit governance in Australia.
We report to boards, or report to people who report to boards. We apply to the organisations they oversee for our jobs, grants and opportunities. We are board members ourselves.
But this governance model is broken. Even when they’re working well, our boards are usually much harder work than either board members or staff members would like. And good boards can become bad boards in the space of one AGM.Continue reading “Resetting our arts boards”
A new report from the Australia Council for the Arts, the Institute of Community Directors (ICDA) and Our Community has shone the spotlight on arts governance in Australia.Continue reading “Changing the culture of arts governance”
Australia’s arts boards are broken. The very ground on which our arts organisations and institutions are built is unpredictable, unsteady and (increasingly) unsafe.Continue reading “The art of governance”
In my work supporting not-for-profit clients, I’m often asked about the role of the Board (and the Chairperson in particular) in supporting their organisations.
What are the most important things for a Chair to remember? What are the things they most often get wrong? Continue reading “RESOURCE: How to be the best Board member you can be”