Creatively Serving on Arts Boards

‘Creatives’ is the buzzword that seems to be everywhere in our current lexicon. Creatives describes those who are willing to think outside of the box to make our daily lives more efficient, more effective, and more beautiful. Creatives describe the writers who pen opinion pieces that allow us to understand different perspectives in a language […]

Creatively Serving on Arts Boards

‘Creatives’ is the buzzword that seems to be everywhere in our current lexicon. Creatives describes those who are willing to think outside of the box to make our daily lives more efficient, more effective, and more beautiful. Creatives describe the writers who pen opinion pieces that allow us to understand different perspectives in a language we can understand. Creatives craft the user experiences we have when using apps on our phones. Creatives beautify our public spaces and curate the art we encounter in museums. When creatives serve on board of directors for arts organizations, the same standards that apply to business boards apply to artistic boards as well. This is why I’m excited to work with the Boulder County Arts Alliance in the month of October to hold two workshops that will elevate the level of understanding of those who serve on arts boards.

The first session will cover Board Governance 101. We will talk about the roles and responsibilities of the executive director, the roles and responsibilities of board directors, and how these two groups interact. The second session will discuss the importance of diversity on arts boards and how arts boards can better recruit for and retain diversity on their boards.  For more information on these sessions, visit: https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/workshops/business-of-arts

For more information on board governance and board diversity, follow along on Twitter or Instagram. Nikki McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group, the only choice for organizations looking to energize, innovate, and diversify their Board of Directors.