on this page you’ll find information to help you in your role as part of the theatre gu leÒr board

Please read on for some useful information under the following headings:

  • Aims of Theatre Gu Leòr

  • About the Organisation

  • About the Board & Staff Team

  • Minutes of Board Meetings

  • Finances & Funders

  • Board Member Responsibilities

aims of theatre gu leòr

  1. From our base in Glasgow, to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public particularly by the encouragement of the Arts.

  2. To produce theatre with the highest production values, in Gaelic, which explores innovative use of multi-media and digital technologies, to ensure access to as wide and diverse an audiences as possible across Scotland.

  3. To use and promote the use of the Gaelic language in our work.

These aims are taken from our Constitution. You can read the full document here.

about the organisation

Theatre Gu Leòr was established in 2014 by actor Muireann Kelly in response to the lack of contemporary Gaelic-language theatre in Scotland.

Since then, Theatre Gu Leòr has produced at least one new theatre piece in Gaelic every year which has toured throughout Scotland. In 2016 Theatre Gu Leòr won the Arts & Culture Award at the Scottish Gaelic Awards for Shrapnel, and in 2018 we were nominated again for this award for our production of Cèilidh. You can read about our productions here.

We also run a programme of professional development and support sessions for Gaelic-speaking artists, and deliver a series of Creative Learning opportunities using Gaelic drama in schools and communities. You can read more about this here.

about the board & staff

Theatre Gu Leòr is run by our voluntary board and small staff team.

Artistic Director Muireann Kelly leads on the artistic programme, while Company Co-ordinator Rhona Dougall oversees the day-to-day running of the company.

You can read about our board members here and about our staff team here.

We also have information on our collaborators here.


minutes of board meetings

Minutes from our board meetings are kept here, so you can refer back to them at any time.

The minutes of the previous meeting are approved at the next meeting, and any matters arising are dealt with then.

finances & funders

Theatre Gu Leòr currently receives Regular Funding in three year cycles from both Creative Scotland (2018/19 - 2020/21) and from Bòrd na Gàidhlig (2019/20 - 2021/22). Other funding is applied for on a project-by-project basis.

Creative Scotland supports the artistic output of the company, while Bòrd na Gàidhlig supports the aims relating to Gaelic usage and development.

The Company Co-ordinator manages the company’s finances on a day-to-day basis, with support once a month from a bookkeeper. At the end of the financial year, the accounts are passed to an accountant who produces a Trustees Report and Financial Statement, which is then submitted to . You can read the report for 2017-18 here.

You can access the Theatre Gu Leòr management accounts for 2018-19 here.

The financial documents don’t always make a lot of sense on their own, so additional detail and explanation is provided at board meetings by the Company Co-ordinator.

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

Becoming a board member is a serious undertaking but it should also (hopefully!) be enjoyable.

We’ve put together a short document outlining the main responsibilities of board members and things to be aware of. Please read this thoroughly. The Company Co-ordinator will be happy to expand on any of these points or answer any questions you might have.

To access the document, please click here.

FURTHER TRAINING

As well as the information below, Theatre Gu Leòr offers training to all new board members, comprising a one-to-one session with our Company Co-ordinator, Rhona, who has training in this area, and, if required, a day’s training on the Arts & Business Scotland course, Introduction to Being a Board Member. Please contact rhona@theatreguleor.com if you have any question or to arrange further training.