On the governance today and in the future
What are the most pressing governance challenges facing the culture sector today
Uncertainty about the future, politically, environmentally and financially.
How has cultural governance changed in the last 10 years?
It’s risen much higher up the agenda – still a long way to go but there is more recognition of its importance than even 10 years ago.
What’s the greatest opportunity that sector-wide good governance might bring?
The cultural sector being taken seriously at all levels in public life.
How do you see the governance of culture evolving over the next few years, particularly with the civic role of the arts in mind?
There is a huge opportunity to ensure that the benefits that culture brings can be fully embedded in communities and more representation on Boards from all sectors of such communities would give this much greater emphasis.
What can we learn from other sectors - in the UK and internationally - about good governance?
I think we’re pretty lucky in the UK to have a balance between state funding that can bring control and the US culture of “give, get or get off”. We need to maintain that balance.
What’s the future of cultural governance in one word?