Cultural Governance Alliance

The Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) is a light-touch collective of agencies, organisations and advocates working strategically to champion, share and promote best practice in the governance of culture.

Our vision is for a resilient and relevant cultural sector, with highly performing cultural organisations whose boards and trustees are supported to perform at their best: to be stronger, better informed and better equipped to demonstrate excellence in governance.

Why we exist

The Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) was formed in response to the recommendations of the Achieving Good Governance report, (the original report was commissioned by Clore Leadership in 2016, together with a consortium of trusts and foundations including Clore Duffield Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation).

Whilst acknowledging a number of key strengths in sector governance, the report recognised that:

“The current environment requires that the governance of arts organisations and museums becomes more adaptive and far-sighted…”

The review’s key recommendations called for a step change in governance practice, addressing the need for improved infrastructure and coordination of efforts as well as creating culture change through improved sector practice.

Join us today

AIM members are invited to join Cultural Governance Alliance to help promote and evolve good governance in the cultural sector. We warmly welcome participation from both individuals and organisations. Membership is free.

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