On BOARD Candidate Application Packet

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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
   - Fundraising
   - 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 kteasdale@artsbiz-chicago.org. We look forward to learning more about your interest in the arts and board leadership goals!


Arts & Business Council of Chicago