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Leaders on Arts Boards Applications Open

13 May 2024

Leaders on Arts Boards Applications Open

Applications are now open for A&B NI’s Leaders on Arts Boards programme.

This is a unique professional development opportunity for anyone who is interested in joining the board of an arts organisation. Through the programme, participants develop strategic leadership skills, meet likeminded people and gain experience of contributing to a cultural board that matches their interests and expertise.

Maeve McKervey, Head of Business at Arts & Business NI commented “We’ve been guiding aspiring board members for over 35 years through our successful training and matching programme. Being an arts charity trustee is a hugely rewarding experience, it widens your horizons, introduces you to new networks, develops your professional skills and adds a new string to your bow. We empower individuals to contribute meaningfully to the creative landscape in NI and in doing so, become catalysts for positive change.”

Applications for the Leaders on Arts Boards programme is open to people from diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines. There are two programme tiers, one for Business Leaders with senior leadership experience and one for emerging Young Leaders which includes additional training sessions. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by 15 July 2024.

Information Session

Information Session

Date & Time: 25th June 2024, 1pm - 1:45pm
Cost: Free
Location: Online Webinar 
Book your spot here 

Curious about our Leaders on Arts Boards Programme? Join our lunchtime information webinar to find out everything you need to know. We’ll dive into the details, discussing both the Young Leaders and Business Leaders programme tiers, covering the application process, course information, how we make board matches and the benefits of taking part. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and you’ll also hear from previous participants who are now arts charity trustees, who will share their first-hand experiences of the programme and the difference they make in the organisations they support.

Book your spot here 

Our Funders & Partners

Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.