Young Professionals on Arts Board programme

Our successful, leadership programme that places high potential people who are under 30 into non-executive/trustee roles with some of the most exciting and innovative arts and cultural organisations in England.

This programme aims to shape a new generation of business leaders who are keen to take an active role in their community by becoming a trustee or non-executive director of an arts or cultural charity.

Charity boards benefit from the energy, commercial perspectives, networks and professional expertise of the individual while being able to harness corporate resources to support strong governance and sustainable business models.

Employers are able to access a unique learning environment to support their talent and future leaders in developing powerful new networks and exposure to leadership and governance thinking.

We provide a structured platform for the individual to explore their role as a non-executive director and understand how they can best make an impact. We ensure that each individual is fully supported during their first year on a board, as well as providing a blended learning programme to encourage their professional and personal development.


Hear Alice Millest speak about her experience of the programme. In 2011 Alice became a trustee of Clean Break Theatre Company.

Applications for are now closed.  If you'd liketo find out more about more, please contact