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Directors’ Dilemma for Arts Boards: What Would You Do?
Are you a board member of an arts organization in Manitoba?
Whether you are a new or experienced director, you will know that arts organizations have faced major challenges in recent years, even before the pandemic. Boards are grappling with increasingly complex issues on many fronts, and obtaining perspectives from others in the community can be helpful. The ICD Manitoba Chapter is offering an opportunity for you to network with your peers while expanding your knowledge of arts governance through a board simulation. At this interactive event, we focus on the challenges faced by a new and growing Canadian theatre company as they seek to build an audience, find a permanent home, and are then faced with a crisis brought on by the pandemic.
Participants will have the opportunity to exercise their director skills as they consider how our theatre company should respond. Working in table groups and acting together as a board, you will be presented with a set of facts in a case study. You and your fellow ‘board members’ will deliberate, and finally recommend a course of action. Following this 45-minute conversation, you will be able to hear the conclusions of other groups for comparison in an informal discussion afterwards.  Following the Directors’ Dilemma discussion, there will be a reception, allowing participants to meet other directors in attendance.

The conversations will be guided by our moderator, ICD’s Heather Wilson, who will take participants through the peer-to-peer discussions. Heather will be supported by Roberta Christianson, Chair of the Manitoba Arts Council, who will provide additional insights and perspectives on the issues raised in the case study and, more generally, on the board’s role.

In person: Registration close time 
06/December/2022 6:00 pm


Heather Wilson Headshot

Director in Residence

Roberta Christianson  Headshot