Creative Champions Network: The Art of Good Governance

Discovery Category: Board Members
Start Date: Feb 19, 2020
End Date: Feb 19, 2020
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: UrbanSpace Gallery (inside 401 Richmond)
Address: 401 Richmond Street West, main floor
Cost: Free
Provider: Toronto Arts Foundation
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Creative Champions Network (CCN) provides opportunities for Toronto’s 2,000+ arts board members to come together, share experiences, and learn from leading experts about the art of good governance. Our Leadership Sessions & Speaker Series and online Resources offer extensive information and guidance on the roles, responsibilities, challenges and rewards of serving on an arts board.

Toronto Arts Foundation believes that the arts community’s volunteer leaders are a powerful force: building strong and sustainable organizations, finding creative solutions to problems facing companies large and small, encouraging private philanthropy, promoting the joys and value of the arts, and advancing policies that allow the arts to flourish. Under the guidance of Jini Stolk, Creative Trust Research Fellow and Creative Champions Lead, CCN is building a cohesive and collaborative network that encourages shared learning, board skills development, discussion and collaboration – harnessing the potential of its membership for the benefit of Toronto’s artists and creative sector.  


February 19, 2020
The Art of Good Governance

Our first session of 2020 looks at the most important perspectives, skills and practices of successful arts boards and board members. Drawing on the most potent ideas of our speakers over the past five years we’ll review the essential components of "good governance" and a board’s core roles and responsibilities.

Hear about the most important ways you can help your organization thrive, and share challenges, triumphs and good ideas with fellow board members.

This session is for experienced and new Directors; Managing Directors/General Managers also welcome.

February 19, 2020
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
401 Richmond St West
UrbanSpace Gallery, Main Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
5:45 pm Registration opens
5:50 pm Opening Remarks
5:55 pm Presentation by Jini Stolk, Toronto Arts Foundation Research Fellow
7:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
Refreshments and networking to follow.

How to Register:

To register for this session, please click here.

Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming/events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please specify what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note taking) by contacting Alexandra at by February 5, 2020.

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