The Art of Good Governance

Our first session of 2020 looks at the most important perspectives, skills and practices of successful arts boards and board members.

Drawing on the most potent ideas of our speakers over the past five years we’ll review the essential components of "good governance" and a board’s core roles and responsibilities. Hear about the most important ways you can help your organization thrive, and share challenges, triumphs and good ideas with fellow board members.

This session is for experienced and new Directors; Managing Directors/General Managers also welcome.

February 19, 2020  |  5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
401 Richmond St West
UrbanSpace Gallery, Main Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

5:45 pm Registration opens
5:50 pm Opening Remarks
5:55 pm Presentation by Jini Stolk, Toronto Arts Foundation Research Fellow
7:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
Refreshments and networking to follow.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Register here or contact Alexandra Loewen at or by phone (416) 392-6802 x215

Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming/events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please specify what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note taking) by contacting Alexandra at by: February 5, 2020.

Speaker Biography
Jini Stolk, Toronto Arts Foundation Research Fellow, is the co-founder and director of Creative Champions, the TAF’s strong and growing network for Toronto’s arts board members. Her passion for this work is rooted in personal experience of the joys and challenges of working with others to sustain and support arts and nonprofit organizations. She has led producing and arts service organizations including Creative Trust, Toronto Dance Theatre and the Toronto Theatre Alliance; and has advised boards of directors across Toronto and Ontario. She’s served on many boards including the Centre for Social Innovation and Toronto Arts Council; was founding chair of the Ontario Nonprofit Network; and has chaired the Artscape, Hum dansoundart and Six Stages Theatre Festival boards.  Her contributions as a leader and advocate in the arts have been recognized by the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto's Cultural Life, and other awards.