Governance Now 2022

10:00 – 18:00
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH
Cultural Governance Alliance
Individual: £75+VAT | Organisation: £30 - £200 – sliding scale dependent on size of organisation | CGA Member and Multi-Buy discount rates are available

How to book

Booking information

Tickets purchased by organisations

Ticket for one person from a large organisation (100 or more full time employees)
Full Rate: £200 + VAT CGA Members: £180 + VAT

Ticket for one person from a medium organisation (16-99 full time employees)
Full Rate: £160 + VAT CGA Members: £144+ VAT

Ticket for one person from a small organisation (1-15 full time employees)
Full Rate: £125 + VAT CGA Members: £112.50 + VAT

Tickets purchased by Individuals: please name the organisation you are representing in your registration

Individual Ticket regular rate
Full Rate: £75 + VAT CGA Members: £67.50 + VAT

Get Into Governance Ticket (see criteria above for this ticket)
Full Rate: Full Rate: £25 + VAT CGA Members: £22.50 + VAT

Online Ticket (providing access to a live stream of some plenary sessions during the conference day via Zoom and recording after the event. The stream will not be able to include all break-out sessions, workshops and networking breaks)
Full Rate: £25 + VAT CGA Members: £22.50 + VAT

2022 sees the return of Governance Now for its fifth annual conference for cultural sector trustees and professionals., presented to you by Clore Leadership on behalf of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) in association with Inc. Arts and Arts Council England.

Register to book your ticket now. Scroll below for more information about the conference contents, registration, tickets and access.

About this event

"It was an amazing day. I found the speeches very thought provoking, and loved speaking as well. I learnt a lot about governance, which I've taken back to my board, prompting some great conversations." Speaker, 2019 Governance Now

Governance Now, our annual conference presented to you by Clore Leadership and the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) exploring the critical issues in cultural governance, returns as an in-person event* from 10:00 – 18:00 on Tuesday 8 November 2022 at Midlands Arts Centre, (MAC) Birmingham (Registration opens from 09:00 at MAC on the day).

This year’s theme invites delegates to engage with the Levelling Up agenda and its impact on cultural sector boards, organisations and their decision-making processes. We will explore the practical and the moral aspects of Levelling Up, using it as a lens to regard other contemporary issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion, organisational resilience and sustainability.

The conference day will encompass a range of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops all designed to support trustees and senior leaders. The event will be catered (including a hot and cold finger buffet lunch) and conclude with a networking drinks reception in MAC’s new KILN café-bar after the main programme closes at 17:00.

Update - Thursday 22 September 2022

We are excited to announce the first keynote joining us for Governance Now 2022 will be Nicola Turner MBE, Director of Legacy for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the largest sports and culture event ever to have been staged in the West Midlands. She also leads the Games’ official legacy charity, United By 2022.

Nicola will join the 'Levelling Up' debate, bringing experience in social value, EDI & social mobility strategy.

Confirmed contributors so far:

Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Creative Lives
Heritage Fund
Orchestras Live
Punch Records

Including speakers:
Sarah Derbyshire & Tony Stoller, Orchestras Live
Thanh Sinden, Diversity & Equity Coach
Keith Arrowsmith, Governance Associate, Clore Leadership
Prue Skene, Head Governance Associate, Clore Leadership

Keynotes and further contributors will be announced soon. We look forward to welcoming you to Governance Now 2022.

Ticketing Information and Access

Ticketing Information
As usual, we are offering a tiered ticketing system. If you would like to discuss any options further, please do get in touch

We recognise that some organisations might not be in a position to fund their Chair/Trustee/Aspiring Trustee, etc. – so we are once again providing a rate for individuals paying independently. In addition to the regular rates, below, we are providing:

• Get Into Governance tickets –reserved for those who are currently underrepresented on boards. We’re keen to engage people who identify as LGTBQIA+, working-class, D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent, those from Black, Asian and Global Majority backgrounds and young people (30 and under) engaged in or aspiring to engage in governance.

• Online Tickets - We are keen to encourage delegates to join us in Birmingham, however, we realise that it will not be possible for everyone to access the in-person event. We are consequently offering an online ticket providing access to a live stream of some plenary sessions during the conference day (via Zoom) – though unfortunately the stream will not be able to include all break-out sessions, workshops and networking breaks. This content will also be as a recording exclusively available to in-person and online conference delegates after the event.

We don’t want the cost of the event to be a barrier to attendance. If you are keen to attend but will struggle to afford a ticket at the relevant rate, or travel to and from the conference, we have a small number of bursaries available. To find out more, please get in touch with us at:

“This year was great, and it had to be digital - but can't wait to be back in person, or with hybrid mix.” Governance Now 2021 delegate

Promotions and Offers

Promotions and Offers
CGA Members get 10% off for a limited time only. Sign up to the CGA here to receive your discount code and apply this at the checkout on Eventbrite.

Organisations sending multiple delegates to the conference can apply a 50% discount code. Click the 'Enter promo code' blue link in the left corner of the ticket window before selecting tickets and enter MULTIBUY22 to apply the discount before purchasing. (A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased per person).

Discount codes cannot be applied retrospectively when tickets have been already purchased. Refunds can be accepted up to 7 days before the event, though any Eventbrite fees will not be refundable.

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