Dear On BOARD Candidate:
Thank you for your interest in the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s On BOARD Program!
The On BOARD training includes four half-day training sessions:
- The Structure and Lifecycle of Arts Organizations
- Legal Responsibilities & Tax Issues
- Finances & Budgeting
Participants spend 4-6 months attending performances, board meetings, and developing relationships with organizations to determine which board best suits their interests, skills, and availability.
Once elected, board members can expect to serve a term of two or three years, which is typically renewable.
The application process for On BOARD includes
- Written application
- Letter of reference
- Interview in-person or by phone
The On BOARD Tuition is due either in full before the orientation, or with a $250 deposit before the orientation and setup of a 5-month payment schedule. (Tuition is $995 with an early-bird discount of $50, see website for deadlines.)
If you have any questions about the On BOARD program before applying, please contact Kristen Teasdale at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to learning more about your interest in the arts and board leadership goals!