Get on Board

‘Get on Board’ with the arts sector with our series of workshops and networking events.


Get on Board Workshop & Speaker Series provides opportunities for volunteer arts board leaders, and those who wish to join arts boards, to enhance their knowledge of the sector and the art of good governance. Volunteer directors are accountable for one of the province’s largest and most profitable sectors. Equipping directors and arts leaders with knowledge about the sector and best practices in governance will result in increased organizational health, sustainability and growth of the arts sector.

Toronto Arts Foundation Creative Trust Research Fellow, Jini Stolk, will facilitate the workshops. Jini Stolk has led Creative Trust, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto Theatre Alliance, and Open Studio. She chairs the Ontario Nonprofit Network and is a Centre for Social Innovation board member; she writes the only arts management blog in Canada, ‘Creative News and Views’.

Upcoming Events: 

March 6, 2018: What's Your Plan? Strategic Planning for Success 
What’s your plan? We all want to be intentional in our work: to have a purpose in mind, and to know what methods we should use to help the companies whose boards we serve on be robust, resilient, and artistically vital. But what happens when the path ahead is filled with complex challenges – or a range of unpredictable, unforeseeable unknowns? Liz Rykert (founder and former President of Meta Strategies) will bring her extensive experience working with non-profit, public and socially responsible organizations to the task of helping you find the tools and thinking to deal with your tough problems. Find out how uncertainty can be a spur to creative thinking, and how the collaborative wisdom of your own experiences – joined to those of your company’s artists or admin staff solving problems in creation, rehearsal, or engaging audiences – may provide the inspiration you need to uncover solutions and create a new way forward. 
Can planning strategically be successful without a SWOT analysis? Come and discuss!

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Please contact: Jaclyn Rodrigues at or 416.392.6800 x212

Thank you very much to our many partners and supporters.

Get on Board Workshop & Speaker Series is sponsored by 

Creative Champions Network is generously supported by the Cultural Development Fund, Government of Ontario.


Get on Board Workshop at the Spoke Club