Board Shadowing Programme
Providing a tangible insight into leadership at governance level in multiple leading theatre in the UK.
Our award-winning ADF Board Shadowing Programme is a first of its kind initiative, taking place in arts organisations across the UK. This unique programme offers our ADF Members the exclusive opportunity to shadow a consortium of arts boards. The programme won ADF the Innovation Award for The Stage Awards 2020.
The ADF Board Shadowing programme is designed to demystify the roles and responsibilities of the board, broker relationships with aspiring trustees and create an even playing field for near-future opportunities.
We recognise that every board varies in capacity, operation and style, therefore, our nine-month programme provides 8-10 Black, Asian, or Ethnically Diverse ADF members with tangible experience at up to 6 arts venues/organisations to examine what type of board is right for them.
The programme demystifies the role of a trustee and enhances the confidence to apply for trustee positions. The programme has resulted in shadowers joining boards of both hosting and non-hosting organisations.
Attend an online Briefing Day
This an opportunity to meet the hosting organisations and ask questions about the application process and the programme. The briefing day does not inform the decision-making process.
View the key dates and learn more about the programme.
Applications open September 2021. The programme is exclusive to ADF members.. Applicants will be required to submit a short application form and their CV. We also welcome video applications. Membership is free with an optional paid subscriptions
View the hosting organisations from past iterations of the programme. We have partnered with five Yorkshire theatre venues and three London organisations.
Check out the members who have participated in the programme. We have run two iterations of the program