Young Professionals on Arts Boards

Young Professionals on Arts Boards Programme 

Could you share your professional skills to help a cultural organisation be as efficient and effective as possible?

In return you get:

  • The excitement and distinction of sitting on a cultural business board of Directors

  • The knowledge you are giving something back to your community

  • A creative route to personal and professional improvement

The Young Professionals on Arts Boards Programme is for people up to 35 years old. It costs £450+VAT for A&B NI Members or £500+VAT for non-members, and includes:

  • A 1-1 diagnostic session to find out your unique skills, interests and motivations

  • 3 governance training seminars to help you understand your roles and responsibilities as a (Non-Executive) Company Director

  • Facilitated opportunities to join the Board of an arts organisation

  • Your own account manager to support you throughout the duration of your Board term

  • Your photo and pen pic being featured in our Investing in the Arts brochure

  • Invitations to A&B NI’s arts and business training seminars, events and networking opportunities

This programme will open for applications in April 2018. Interested? Contact or 028 9073 5150 for more information.

Cunningham Coates & The John Hewitt Society

“For anyone with Non-Executive activity in their career plan, I would suggest that this is an essential part of the learning curve. Joining a board for the first time can be daunting, but the knowledge that the people at A&B NI have prepared you well and also that they are there to help with any queries along the way is invaluable.

The process gave me confidence to be able to contribute fully to a board. Since joining The John Hewitt Society board I have met so many fantastic people, all trying to make a difference within our local communities. The whole thing is a very rewarding experience and I recommend it to anyone.”

“Ryan has been a superb addition to our Board. He understands the complexity of our way of working, asks good challenging questions, and brings dynamism and ambition to the table. We value and benefit from his external perspective and business sector knowledge.”

Congratulations Young Professionals on Arts Boards Programme 2017/18 Graduates! 

Congratulations Rachel Craig, Carson McDowell; Naomi Lamont, Elliott Duffy Garrett Solicitors; David Black, Arthur Cox; Jessica Pearson, Cunningham Coates and Norman Sinclair, Cunningham Coates!

This programme is subsidised by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Carson McDowell supports Young Professionals on Arts Boards through pro-bono expertise and training. Read more here                                                         

Young Professionals on Arts Boards Programme 2018 - Application Form

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