Governance Now

Governance Now 2018
Governance Now 2020

In 2020, we returned with our flagship governance conference for culture sector trustees and professionals. 

However, in a year of immense change and upheaval, attendees and speakers came together virtually to share insights and best practice on how good governance is critical in ensuring that arts and culture organisations weather the storm of 2020.

The conference, which was supported by headline sponsors Saxton Bampfylde, took place over the month of November, ensuring that as many people as possible could benefit from the insightful keynotes, invigorating provocations and informative workshops that we had lined up.

To read more about Governance Now 2020, head over to the Cultural Governance Alliance website.

A clip from Nina Simon's Keynote at Governance Now 2020
Governance Now 2019

Returning after sell-out success in 2018, the 2019 conference brought together a wide range of expert speakers to share insights and best practice to help you get ahead in the art of achieving good governance.

The conference focussed on practical solutions to common problems, with top tips and shared experiences on how to create and maintain a high performing board. Session themes tackled common knotty issues around governance structures, strategies and day-to-day relationship management.

Watch the Lightning Talks from the day on our YouTube channel. 

Hear what delegates thought of Governance Now 2019
Brenda Emmanus, Trustee at New Adventures on her day at Governance Now 2019
Governance Now 2018

On 13th November 2018, the Clore Leadership in partnership with the Cultural Governance Alliance presented Governance Now: a national conference for arts and culture sector professionals and trustees.

A sell-out gathering of attendees, speakers and facilitators came together to be part of positive culture change by becoming more aware, connected and empowered to address the challenge of achieving good governance.

Planned within Trustees Week 2018 Governance Now marked a sea change - a deliberate and decisive raising of our collective game as cultural leaders – an opportunity to enhance the conditions for a resilient and relevant cultural sector. The conference promoted good governance practice across a wide range of subject areas, to support cultural organisations to operate at their very best, with boards and trustees able to be stronger, better informed and better equipped to demonstrate excellent governance in practice. 

Read more about the event in Arts Industry's preview article, and in write-ups from Arts & Business Northern Ireland and Theatre Bristol.