Arts expert unravels the mystique of the board

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BOARDS – so necessary in this era of public arts funding – must skill-up to face more competitive arts sector, says Brisbane author, arts strategist and board expert, David Fishel, here for a workshop and for the Canberra launch today by National Museum of Australia Director Mathew Trinca of a new edition of his ‘The Book of the Board’, the Australian standard text for arts boards.

David Fishel
David Fishel
Tomorrow Fishel will tutor board members from the region’s leading arts organisations in a workshop introducing them to the skills they may need to successfully steer their ‘businesses’ through one of the biggest periods of change Australia’s arts sector has seen in decades.

“We are witnessing one of the most challenging and exciting environments our arts organisations have ever experienced. Changes in audience and funding expectations, along with rapid transformations brought about by new technologies, provide a new landscape in which our arts boards operate”’ Fishel says.

The Childers Group and the Cultural Facilities Corporation are jointly hosting Fishel’s visit to Canberra, which follows his appearance at the Arts Leadership Forum held in September.

“The Book Of The Board” launch and conversation, 5.30-7 PM today, Monday 24 November 2014 Canberra Museum and Gallery. Free but bookings to

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