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Governance & Managing Artistic Risk: Trustee Week Live Twitter Chat

Join us for a Twitter live chat on Governance & Managing Artistic Risk with special guests Susie Sainsbury and Clore Governance Associate Prue Skene.

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Are you an Artistic Director, Programmer, Curator, Artist or Choreographer? Do you sit on the board of an arts organisation?

Join us, and other trustees and artistic directors for a Twitter live chat on #ArtisticRisk. 

Fewer duets 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 director.

To mark Trustees Week, Clore Leadership invites you to join us for an hour on Twitter in exploring some of the complexities of managing artistic risk. We will host Susie Sainsbury in conversation with Clore Governance Associate Prue Skene. They will draw on their extensive experience of working with artistic directors as Trustees. 

When & Where:

Tuesday, 14 November
4:30pm – 5:30pm GMT

How to Participate

#ArtisticRisk will be a live streaming conversation utilizing the social media platform Twitter. 

One must have a Twitter account to participate in a Twitter live chat but you can follow the discussion even without signing up. If one doesn’t have a Twitter account but would like to take part, they can register one for free here. One must be logged into their Twitter account at the time to participate. Tweets will be compiled under the hashtag #ArtisticRisk so you can follow the conversation more easily. In order to contribute or ask a question people must include the hashtag in their post. 

About Trustees Week

The 13-17 November marks Trustee Week, the UK’s annual showcase of the good work done by Trustees all over the country. As part of its new Governance Development Strategy, Clore Leadership will be taking part through a series of digital events and activities. We will be launching our governance themed quarterly public newsletter ‘Lead On’ on the 13th and then publishing governance-related content and resources daily for the rest of the week. You can read more about Trustee Week here: 

About Susie Sainsbury

Susie has had a career in book publishing from 1964. International sales division of Oxford University Press, Jonathan Cape 1968-1978, Editor and then Commissioning Editor for Jackdaw Publications, Jonathan Cape’s educational division. Director, Jackdaw Publications, 1974-78. Editorial advisor on education for Walker Books, 1989-1995.  Continued freelance editorial work while bringing up three daughters.

Governor Royal Shakespeare Company 1993 – 2016; Board Member Royal Shakespeare Company 1995 – 2016; Chairman Stratford Redevelopment; Deputy Chairman Royal Shakespeare Company 2000 – 2016 and Royal Shakespeare Company America Inc.: appointed RSC Artists’ Associate 2016.

Governor Bedales School 1990-98, Governor Arnold House School 1999-2008, Governor Royal Academy of Music 2000- Deputy Chairman 2008-

Hon FRAM, 2003, CBE 2010, Fellow Royal Society of Arts, Hon FRIBA 2014, Prince of Wales Medal for Arts’ Philanthropy, 2014.

Member James Madison Council, Library of Congress Washington DC. Former Member Columbia University, New York, International Advisory Council and School of Arts, Dean’s Council,  Member of the Harold Acton Society for Philanthropy, New York University 2014.

Themes Governance Hard Skills