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Board Shadowing Hosts
June 1 @ 2:00 pm to June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Become a Board Shadowing Host
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 partner with 3-10 theatre and live performance organisations across the UK, both members and non-members. The programme is open to any arts organisation interested in expanding their networks or diversifying their board.
Book your organisation in for a 30 minute briefing.
Watch interviews, read testimonials and see who made the board
What organisations can be a host?
Arts companies and venues in the UK.
Closing date for applications
11th Jul 2022
We charge a flat fee. To view a copy of the contract email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the Briefing Video
We will take you through the whole programme and answer frequently asked questions.
We partner with 3-10 theatre and live performance organisations across the UK, both members and non-members. The programme is open to any arts organisation interested in expanding their networks or diversifying their board. For the shadowers to experience a variety of organisational operations they will attend board meetings from at least two organisations. We advise the partners to host at least three shadowers at each board and sub-committee meeting.
This flexibility will ensure organisations have at least one attached shadower and two rotating shadowers at each meeting. A key element of the programme is for the organisations to schedule additional engagement opportunities.
The organisations take the lead on how they engage with the shadowers outside of the board meetings. By the end of the programme each shadower will have attended board meetings for at least two organisations and engaged with all the hosting organisations at some point during the programme.