An initiative dedicated to improving the diversity of arts organisations’ boards has been launched by Clore Leadership in partnership with social enterprise Cause4 and the Arts Funding and Philanthropy Programme.
The pilot programme looks to increase representation on theatre and cultural boards, and to support the trustees in their roles.
Michelle Wright, Chief Executive and founder of Cause4, said: “Charities need trustees that reflect the diverse communities they represent. In this new initiative with Clore Leadership we are looking to embed change, firstly by only appointing trustees that have been trained in their responsibilities and secondly, using Clore’s expertise in supporting charities in good practice in induction and onboarding, meaning new trustees are supported in their roles and have a good experience.”
The organisations will aim to create a 'trustee board bank of the future' by running training courses covering the responsibilities and expectations of trustees. The training will take place in Birmingham and Leeds and will seek participants from diverse communities.