Clore Leadership Webinar: Governance & Managing Artistic Risk

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Few relationships are more delicate and complex than that between the Board of Trustees and the artistic lead(s) of an organisation. A Board’s role in artistic risk is difficult to pin down because it is highly dependent on the organisation and personalities of the senior staff and Board members involved. However, to be effective in any context, it requires a strong sense of trust between both parties, and crucially, between the Chair and Artistic Lead of an organisation.

Clore Leadership invites you to join us for an hour’s webinar exploring some of the complexities of managing artistic risk at Board level.

What do we mean by artistic risk? How do we achieve trust between Board members and Artistic staff? How detailed should the board’s involvement with the artistic programme be? What should Boards consider when recruiting and working with a new Artistic Director? How do we encourage artistic risk-taking in a penny-pinching climate?

Chaired by Prue Skene, Governance Associate of the Clore Leadership Programme, speakers include Farooq Chaudhry, Producer and Co-Founder of Akram Khan Company, Emma Stenning, CEO of Bristol Old Vic and Kully Thiarai, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales.

Join us for a digital panel discussion in real-time followed by an opportunity to ask questions of the panel and share your experience in a Chatham House rules environment.

Who is the webinar for:

• Newish Artistic Directors, Programmers, Curators, Choreographers, Artists or Creative Producers working with a Board for the first time;
• Trustees and Chairs who want to participate in discussions around the Board’s role in artistic planning and risk with confidence as well as to understand the nuances of the conversation.

Please note this is a live, one-off event for a limited number of participants. In order to ensure a confidential discussion, the webinar will not be made available online after the event. 

At the end of the webinar you will have:

• An increased understanding of the key themes, risks and challenges 
• More confidence and clarity in having artistic discussions with Boards
• Practical approaches, tips and increased perspectives

Technical Requirements:

The webinar will take place on Zoom, a powerful online platform. All instructions will be sent to participants after your booking is confirmed.

In order to participate you will need a computer with an internet connection, speakers or headphones. If you’d like to ask a question, you’ll need a microphone or you can type the question in the live chat. There will be a technical briefing at the start of the webinar. 

Access Needs:

Please let us know if you have any access requirements before you make your booking by emailing and we will try our best to meet your needs.