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AA2A is looking for people to join its board of directors.

AA2A is looking for people with one or more of the following knowledge areas:

  • Visual arts: working knowledge of the visual arts sector as an artist or arts professional, commitment to supporting artist development
  • Creative employment – the business of being an artist, starting a creative business, professional arts practice, portfolio careers, residencies, networking, workspace, funding, finance
  • Further and higher education: key drivers/pressures, new initiatives/schemes in arts education, trends in student experience  
  • Management: strategic, operational, legal and financial management
  • Social media, web presence: how to engage artists and arts students, latest trends, using social media for business  
  • Audience engagement: commitment to inclusivity and diversity, how to monitor and evaluate performance
  • Wellbeing and resilience: live/work balance, motivation, how to develop peer support, current themes around well-being and resilience 

Role description

We are seeking dynamic people with knowledge of the visual arts and/or experience of working in further or higher arts education to enhance AA2A’s capabilities. By joining the board of directors you will support a significant national organisation and make a positive difference to artists and arts students. You will share your sector knowledge and experience and contribute to the strategic development of an important UK visual arts organisation. This is a prestigious role within the organisation and comes with the expectation that directors can offer a high level of expertise and are comfortable with the legal responsibilities that come with the governance of a small limited company. We offer an induction programme so this role is appropriate for both first-time directors and people with board experience.

Key tasks

  • Meet legal compliance requirements including annual Arts Council England and Companies House reporting   
  • Ensure organisation meets stakeholder expectations
  • Oversee all financial information
  • Oversee organisational development including business planning and initiating new projects
  • Line management of national director
  • Raise AA2A’s profile nationally by advocating for the organisation through your own networks 

The Board of Directors currently meets online quarterly with occasional project work outside of meetings and one development day per year. Meetings are expected to take 1 – 2 hours. This is a voluntary role and there is no remuneration.

Budget Unremunerated

Deadline 19 June 2024

Unit 5 Cobden Place Cobden Chambers Pelham Street Nottingham NG1 2ED

To apply, please complete this form.

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