As the annual conference for cultural governance, this year we are inviting delegates to navigate through conversations on Race and Decolonisation, Sustainability and Climate Emergency, and Ableism and Disability in relation to their governance priorities, practices and cultures.
- DAY 1: THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER
10am – 10:30am Opening Address with Darren Henley, ACE Chief Executive and Moira Sinclair, Paul Hamlyn Foundation CEO & Chair of Clore Leadership
10:30 am – 11:30am Keynote Panel: ‘Curating the Civic Space in Climate Emergency’
Chaired by Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE (Crossbench Peer & Chancellor of the University of Nottingham). Panel includes: Jenny Gilruth MSP (Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development), Alison Tickell (Founder, Julie’s Bicycle) and Angharad Wynne-Jones (CEO, Tipping Point Australia).
11:40am – 12:30pm Sustainability In-Practice Presentations
Delegates are invited to choose one of three sessions to explore the specific challenges and opportunities they want to engage in for a civic role in the climate emergency. Sessions include: ‘Climate Resilience’, ’Pioneering New Practice’ and ’Civic Spaces and Partnerships’
13:30pm – 14.30pm Keynote Address: ‘Re-designing Cultural Governance to Challenge Ableism’ with Professor Tom Shakespeare CBE (Professor of Disability Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).
14:30 – 15:30pm Ableism In Practice Presentations
Sessions include: ‘What does a board meeting look like?’ with Tom Ryalls (writer & thought-leader on governance and ableism) and Jo Verrent (Senior Producer at Unlimited).
- DAY 2: FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER
10:30am – 11:15am Keynote Address: ‘Listen and Act: De-colonising Cultural Governance’ with Dr Priya Singh (Chair of NCVO) and Amanda Parker (Founder and Director, Inc Arts UK)
This keynote explores the part governance plays in that systemic picture and what it would take to de-colonise governance in the cultural sector.
11:30am – 12:45pm Justice, Equality and Democracy: When Boards go Bad with Inc Arts UK
You can’t afford to ignore racism, but how can you ensure your board approaches the issue as part of good governance?
12:45pm – 1:00pm Closing Address with Anisa Morridadi (Founder & CEO of Beatfreeks and Clore Leadership board member)
1:30pm – 3:30pm Action-focused workshops: ‘Your Governance Matters’
Following the formal conclusion of the conference delegates will be able to take next steps in their own governance development by signing up for one of the practical workshops on offer, led by governance experts to help you problem-solve, plan and action your own governance journeys.