Young People on Arts Boards
Birmingham City Council believes that young people should play a part in decisions which affect them. In order to ensure that there is a voice for young people on the boards of arts organisations a training programme has been run to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil this role. Over 50 young people (aged 18 – 25 years) have been trained to date and many of the City’s arts organisations now have young people on their boards, making a strong contribution and representing a range of viewpoints.
Young board members have received training in the many and varied responsibilities of running an arts organisation. These include managing finances, acting as an advocate, complying with legal procedures, understanding audiences and approving programming decisions. Trainees have, over the years, brought a wealth of energy, passion and commitment to the organisations they have worked with.
Young People on Arts Boards training
The next Young People on Arts Boards training will take place in 2014.