Changing charity leadership: our new governance plan

Some of our thinking that informs this plan Changing Charity Leadership #1: activism, the arts and politics Changing Charity Leadership #2: who can lead? Why it matters How a charity is led – its board and governance structures – should be a big deal. In theory, those things are about the leadership of the entire […]

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Changing charity leadership #2: who can lead?

This is the second in a short series of rants and resolutions about why charity boards/governance structures are often a pale imitation of what they should be, and what we intend to do to change that. ‘Decisions are made by those who [are able to] show up’ This time, we’ll look at how the practicalities […]

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Workshop board session: the arts, charity and politics

We’re looking for people to join our first ever workshop board session

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Changing charity leadership #1: activism, the arts and politics

This is the first of a short series of rants and resolutions about why charity boards/governance structures are often a pale imitation of what they should be, and what we intend to do to change that. Why it matters Boards should be a big deal. In theory, they’re about the leadership of an entire organisation: […]

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Workshop board session: climate crisis and the arts

We’re looking for people to join a workshop with the Strike A Light board and staff

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Our first new, workshop-style board meeting

That was the question under discussion in the first board meeting following our new workshop format. (Backstory: we recently came up with a new plan for our board meetings and governance because boards need to change – and we wanted to be able to include lots of different perspectives in our board meetings.) How it […]

Sharing ways of working

Changing the arts means changing the infrastructure of the industry, too: board and governance, how organisations work with artists, funding, recruitment… That’s why we’re continually looking at how we can improve the ways we do our work. And we try to share what we discover and decide and do, too.

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Pocket guide: environmental responsibility in arts organisations

“In a climate emergency, what is the role of an arts organisation? How can we create an environmental responsibility policy and action plan which is meaningful?” Towards the end of 2021, we had a workshop-style board meeting*, looking at environmental responsibility and the climate crisis. (*We’ve changed how we do board meetings to make it […]