Get on Board: how governance experience can help you and the sector

If you’re interested in joining the board of an arts organisation but not sure where to start, here are some helpful pointers.

Accepting your first board position in an arts organisation can be a great personal and professional achievement. Being a board member can offer you experience, exposure, significant professional development, and enable you to champion initiatives that are close to your heart. It demands commitment and enthusiasm and can be immensely rewarding.

A board appointment can also be challenging and often entails more than you may have anticipated. So what do you need to consider as you get on board? Here’s our advice:

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Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.