Thank you for your interest in recruiting new board members through the Arts + Business Council’s Business on Board leadership development program! Please complete the application below.
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Organization Name: *
Organization Contact First Name: *
Organization Contact Last Name: *
Organization Contact Pronouns:
Organization Contact Title: *
Organization Contact Phone: *
Organization Contact Email: *
Mission Statement: *
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What areas relate to the work of your organization? * Select all areas that apply. Accessibility-CenteredArchitectureArts and CraftsArts EducationBIPOC-Centered (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)DanceDecorative Arts (enamelwork, furniture design, mosaic)DesignFolk/TraditionalGender Identity and/or Gender Expression-CenteredLiteratureMedia Arts (digital, animation, sound, video)MultidisciplinaryMusicTheatre and Performing ArtsVisual Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography)Other
If you selected Other, please explain:
What is the organization's size? * Grassroots (<$1M budget)Small (<$1.1-5M budget)Mid-Size ($5.1-10M budget)Large (>$10.1M budget)
Current Operating Budget: *
What life cycle stage is the organization? * Grassroots / EmergingAdolescent / GrowingEstablished / MatureOther
Current board size: *
Length of board term: *
Length and frequency of board meetings: *
What is the approximate monthly time commitment for a board member? *
What is the personal financial commitment for a board member? *
Please list active board committees / task forces / working groups, etc.: *
What areas of expertise is the organization looking for? * Select all that apply. Accounting / FinanceAnalytics (data, metrics)Capital CampaignsCommunication / Marketing / Public RelationsDiversity, Equity and InclusionFundraisingHuman ResourcesLegal AffairsProject / Program ManagementStrategic PlanningTechnologyOther
Of the selections above, what is your highest priority? *
What challenges is the organization and its board of directors currently facing (200 word limit)? *
Please list the organization’s current board members and their professional affiliations: *
In what ways are you seeking to diversify the board? Please explain (150 word limit). *
Please list other board member qualities not listed on this form and/or share additional comments:
A $250 placement fee is invoiced to the organization once a Business on Board participant is elected into the organization’s board of directors. The Arts + Business Council recognizes this year has brought unparalleled change to the arts and culture sector and many organizations have been financially effected. Please contact [email protected] if your organization would like to participate but the fee poses a financial hardship.
Participating organizations are expected to meet with prospective board members who are participating in the Business on Board program and answer questions they may have. Prospective board members should be invited to observe board-related meetings (in part or full) and be informed of other meetings and events that provide additional insight on the organization between January and May.
The Arts + Business Council strives to make the best board matches. Several aspects determine the placement process and as a result, the matching process takes time and is not guaranteed. There is no obligation on the part of the host arts organization or participant to maintain a relationship at the completion of the Business on Board program.
Please contact [email protected] for questions.