Last month young people came together to learn about the role of trustees as part of a training day with Upstart Projects.
The creative workshop which took place in Warwick aimed to give young people the skills and confidence to become future leaders of the arts.
”It was interesting to learn about the different degrees of influence young people could have. My main take away was the discussions with the board members and hearing about their boards, roles and responsibilities.”Event attendee
Photos from the day
What the young people thought
We asked the event attendees – what was their main take away from the day?
- “The impact youth can have on boards.”
- “There’s a great amount of support on offer and we all have the skills necessary to fulfill the roles.”
- “I learnt a lot about the role of the board in a charity – I’d never had a chance to explore them so it was very interesting and new.”
- “Unique experience.”
- “How art organisations operate and what it takes to sustain a career in one.”
- “It was interesting to learn about the different degrees of influence young people could have. My main take away was the discussions with the board members and hearing about their boards, roles and responsibilities.”
- “A better understanding of what trustees are and what goes into the work that they do.”
- “The overwhelming sense of support the programme gives to young people to break into arts boards. I was nervous leading up to the day as I did not know what to expect but everyone was incredibly interesting and helpful. I was offered plenty of resources as well as getting to know the other applicants.”
- “I made several friends and acknowledge how [young people’s] voices involved in decision-making is helpful to understand this programme.”
- “I thought it was interesting to make sure that, when on our selected boards, it is important that we are involved in making action and not just to adhere as tokens.”
- “I learnt more about the role and duties of a trustee.”
- “How a trustee should act in the world of work and what a trustee should do in different situations and how the situation should be approached.”
Photo by Upstart Projects.