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Short Course
Arts Governance
There is a great need for arts and culture management training on community level to create sustainability and jobs in the industry. The Institute for Arts Management and Development has the expertise to present this training and has been doing so successfully for the past 10 years.

Purpose of the course:

To empower people that are involved in the arts and culture industry on grass roots level to manage their community based arts and culture organisations more effectively and on a more sustainable level.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12 or equivalent qualification to matric.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Practical involvement in any kind of arts / culture organisation or structure. A passion for the arts and creative industries Good reading, writing and communication skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • The context and focus of boards and councils in the arts in SA and the the tasks and responsibilities of a non-profit board

The profile of a board member

  • The tasks and responsibilities of a board member
  • The contribution cycle of a board member
  • Personal liability of a board member
  • Conflict of interest / Fraud
  • Fees and remuneration

The Board meeting (the people)

  • Board committees / Time discipline / The meeting cycle / Kind of board meetings
  • Problems at meetings / Positive and negative meeting players / Problem board members

The Board meeting (operational)

  • Notice of meetings / Agenda of meetings / The minutes / The chairperson / The Secretary

Board principles and skills

  • Board members as leaders / The board as a team / Applicable legislation
  • Ethics / Code of conduct

Understanding financial documents for boards and councils in general

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the profile of a board member in a group discussion
  • Demonstrate team-work, discipline and communication in a practical group exercise.
  • Conducting a practical board meeting as per case study
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethics in group discussions.
  • Interpret questions on what an artist is?
  • Complete a written exercise on financial document


Method of assessment: 
Formative throughout and a summative assessment at the end

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
People involved in any form of an arts governing body (council/board).
Contact us
Mr Leroux Malan
Telephone number: 
018 299 2852