Get on Board: Workshop & Speaker Series

‘Get on Board’ with the arts sector with our series of sessions and networking events.

Our Get on Board Leadership Sessions & Speaker Series provides opportunities for volunteer arts board leaders, and those who wish to join arts boards, to enhance their knowledge of the sector and the art of good governance. Arts board members are among our community’s most important volunteers: ensuring through their guidance and support that Toronto maintains an unsurpassed variety of creative organizations and opportunities, available to all.

Arts professional Michelle Yeung leads Creative Champions Network and programs and facilitates its sessions and events. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector and served on many arts boards. Creative Champions Network was previously led by Jini Stolk. 

Save the date! We look forward to seeing you at our next event(s):


Governance Reimaginings
October 4, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Adaptavist Offices: 
210 King St East, 5th Floor
This is an In-person event. REGISTER via Eventbrite

The arts have long struggled with issues of governance and Board/Artistic & Executive Leadership. How do decisions get made? Who holds ultimate accountability? Over the past two years these lingering questions have come to a head in many organizations across the country. In response, many have turned their attention to finding creative solutions rooted in the knowledge and practice of the arts.

Generator launched its own six-month project 'Governance Reimaginings' in collaboration with two other arts organizations facilitated a deep reimagining of how governance is practiced in the arts. Rooted in the experience of this project, Generator Board Member Brendan McMurtry-Howlett will bring forward in this session several provocations aimed at spurring the sector-wide philosophical shift we believe is urgently required in the arts. This session will share the unique place of the arts within the non-profit world; the challenging assumptions of Board responsibilities and “fiduciary duty”; the conflicts between corporate and art-based approaches to decision-making; and the larger governance ecosystem with an organization beyond the Board/Executive duality.

Join us at the relaunch of the Creative Champions Network, in co-creation with Generator in this thought-provoking and industry shifting provocation.


Organizational Culture and the Partnership Between Board and Leadership
November 23, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library: 789 Yonge Street, 1st Floor
REGISTER via Eventbrite

More details about this session will be available soon.


 

 

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Please visit the SIGN UP page or contact: Alexandra Loewen, Marketing & Events Coordinator, at alexandra@torontoarts.org or 416.392.6800 x215

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