Governance Now

Governance Now 2021

2021 sees the return of Governance Now for its fourth annual conference for cultural sector trustees and professionals, presented to you by Clore Leadership on behalf of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) in association with Inc Arts and Arts Council England

The 2021 conference will take place online on a new platform, Hopin, on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 November. Click the link below for more information about the conference contents, registration, tickets and access.

We currently have an exclusive 15% discount for CGA members  – available until midnight on 30 September for any organisation or individual who is signed up to CGA membership. Take 5 minutes and sign up to the Alliance now. 

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Governance Now 2020

Governance Now 2020 was delivered across two-hour sessions every Thursday in November. The conference was sponsored by Saxton Bampfylde and promoted by the Cultural Governance Alliance, a network of sector agencies led by Clore Leadership.

Key themes for the 2020 conference included: responses to crisis; adaptive governance; engaging with diverse communities; reappraising organisational values; and the future of governance. 

The programme also included breakfast networking sessions and offered opportunities to engage in deeper conversation with other trustees from across the sector. 

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.