Organisational Development, 2020 – 2021

Arts Council Emergency Response Fund
Client: Tract & Touch

I supported the Artistic Director Yvon Bonenfant through a period of organisational development for his small arts charity Tract and Touch. Arts Councils Emergency Covid-19 funding supported this period of development.

My work involved looking at both merger and closure options for the charity and understanding what the legal processes involved were. I also managed the process of getting the organisation’s administrative and financial systems in order so that the process of closing or merging would run smoothly.

Through this work I have built up knowledge about the charity merger and closure process and what the financial ramifications are for small arts charities. I have also made very useful contacts in the charity law sector.

“It has been a huge comfort to have Katie working with me over the last few months on all the administrative issues around our work and on this slow but sure decision making process. There could have been no one better to help. Her steadfast understanding that bridges what artists want, need and have ambitions for, linked to her judicious understanding of the mechanics of making things work, are an invaluable set of skills for me to have as an ally.” Yvon Bonenfant, Artistic Director of Tract and Touch, 2021.