Be a Trustee

Be a Trustee

Clore Leadership is partnering with social enterprise Cause4 and the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme – which works to improve philanthropy within culture – on a pilot programme to improve the diversity of arts organisations. It is intended to increase representation on theatre and cultural boards, and to support the trustees in their roles.


This course will support participants to find out about the key responsibilities, financial obligations and fundraising expectations for Trustees. It is a one-stop shop to equip you with everything you need to know before becoming a charity Trustee.

Our unique same-day charity matching service will also help connect you with arts, culture and heritage organisations looking for new Trustees.

Courses for 2019-20 will take place in London, Birmingham and Leeds


Who is this for?

These courses are aimed at those individuals looking to be a trustee or chair of an arts, culture or heritage organisation. 


You will learn:

  • The importance of trustees to the charity sector
  • Governance models and strategic planning
  • Financial management requirements
  • Trustee responsibility for fundraising and income generation


Course dates


23 January 2020 at Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Birmingham

19 March 2020 at Northern Ballet, Leeds


If money might cause a barrier for you attending this training a number of £10 bursary places are available. For more information or to apply for one of these, please get in touch with Sarah at


Course Staff

Michelle Wright

Michelle is the Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy funded by Arts Council England, which she set up in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and the University of Leeds in 2013.