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Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector


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Summary

This book by Penelope Kenny is an invaluable resource for any stakeholder in an Irish arts organisation, from artists, arts administrators and board members to funders, directors and financial advisors alike.

ISBN:  978-1-908199-28-7 
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Format:  Paperback, 192 pages
Price: €24.99   
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Description

Product type:  
Book
Category:  
Governance, risk and legal, Research & analysis
Who is this for:  Members in Business
Edition:  1st
Copyright date:  12/12/2015
Weight:   0.31 kg
Dimension:  156 mm X 234 mm
Corporate Governance, Irish Arts, Arts Governance, Artists, Fundraising, Arts Council

Over the past few years, the Irish arts sector has suffered significant grant cuts and is braced for more. In this environment, fundraising from various sources (other than the Arts Council) may well be the only way for arts organisations to survive and thrive. Thus, Irish arts organisations will need to become more ready to apply for and to receive funds from private and philanthropic sources. For this, they may require different governance structures, including more transparency and financial accountability.

What is clear is that good corporate governance is an enabler for funding. While corporate governance in the arts sector is currently being driven largely by funders, it is increasingly important for arts organisations to be able to demonstrate that they are well run and well governed as a prerequisite for receiving funds. Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector is an invaluable resource for any stakeholder in an Irish arts organisation, from artists, arts administrators and board members to funders, directors and financial advisors alike. It addresses key questions for the sector, including:

  • How is a good corporate governance framework defined in the arts sector?
  • What will be the key benefits of good corporate governance for the arts sector?
  • In the changing landscape for funding in Ireland, will good corporate governance, transparency and accountability affect funding in the arts sector?
  • How can arts organisations utilise good corporate governance in order to achieve their funding goals?

"In explaining the challenges that arise in applying good governance principles to arts organisations in Ireland, this book gives a comprehensive analysis of all key issues that need to be addressed. Using its guidelines, checklists and ‘how to-s’ will enable arts bodies to get closer to that virtuous cycle that is to be aspired to: by managing their organisations to good governance standards, they will better achieve their artistic goals and objectives."
Terence O’Rourke, Chair of the Board, Enterprise Ireland; Chair of the Arts Council’s 2014 Strategic Review Group.

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The Author

Penelope Kenny is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a former member of the Institute’s Council and also former Chair of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants. With over 20 years’ accounting experience, she is principal at ArtsGovernance, which offers consulting on corporate governance specialising in the arts and cultural sectors. Penelope is a non-executive director, treasurer and head of the finance and audit committee of a large non-profit organisation with assets of over €500 million. She holds an MA degree from University College Dublin, for which her thesis was corporate governance.