About the programme
Artistic Directors of the Future (ADF) have partnered with Hull Truck Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres, Stephen Joseph Theatre and York Theatre Royal to deliver a first of its kind, ADF Board Shadowing Programme: Yorkshire Edition.
This first of its kind initiative, over the duration of four months offers 10 ADF Members from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds unprecedented access to the boardrooms of five prominent theatres in Yorkshire to empower, advocate and transform ADF successors into successful leaders.
ADF members will gain experience inside five Yorkshire theatres, as well as participate in an ADF Board Shadowing Training Programme, theatre trips and networking opportunities over a period of six months from the start of the project in December 2018.
This programme offers the opportunity to develop skills, develop creative networks, learn about the Yorkshire 5 theatres and understand how boards operate at governance level in mainstream theatres. This programme does not guarantee an appointment onto the boards of any theatres involved in this initiative. However, as part of the Artistic Directors of the Future’s mission to redress the balance of diversity at leadership level, we are committed to support and advocate for all participants involved in our board shadowing programme.