Running for 21 years, Arts Alive, incorporating the award winning Flicks in the Sticks is a much loved local organisation working in Shropshire and Herefordshire. We have some gaps in our expertise and would love some new energy!
Trustees will be involved in:
The time commitment for trustees is attendance at 4 meetings per year, plus a biennial away day. There may be some work between meetings to help fulfil specific strategic issues, but this will depend on the Board members and their availability.
Board papers are emailed in advance of meetings and are available on our online portal. Preparation prior to the meeting is expected. We will also encourage board members to provide additional time to support specific tasks or initiatives and to provide a sounding board to the staff and other board members. Meetings are normally located in Ludlow, but this can change to suit Trustees.
The role of a trustee is a volunteer position and is not remunerated, but expenses including travel and child care may be claimed.
We believe it is vital board members see our artistic work and would also encourage board members to represent the company at networking and other events.
Arts Alive welcomes all applications, but trustees wish to increase their diversity and expertise in particular areas, and would particularly welcome applications from:
We do not expect any one individual to fulfil all these roles!
All trustees will be expected to:
Trustees will be involved in:
Bringing a range of connections from the wider artistic and business communities
The Board of Trustees has some long standing and loyal Trustees, but of course from time to time, and often through personal reasons, Trustees move on. This has left us with some gaps in certain skills, and of course in terms on numbers and the energy and passion this brings.
We have a great team running Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks, but they of course need support from the Board, and particularly with some skills that may be lacking in the team.
We really want our board to be diverse - from all sorts of backgrounds, communities, faiths. So anyone that embraces diversity would be welcome.
This year has of course been very difficult with all our events cancelled. Our village venues are beginning to consider putting on events, but this may be far and few between. Our funders are supportive so there won't be any issues with regard to us financially, this year at least. However, it does feel like a pivotal time for the organisation, and with this period of reflection, and a new business plan being formulated it would be a great time to join us.
Arts Alive has been through a great period of change but there is a real sense that we are now set to develop our work like never before! To help us achieve this, and make a real difference to people who live in rural communities in our area, we would really welcome anyone that shares our passion for the arts and what it can achieve, and the effects on peoples lives. The work for you will be enjoyable and should give you a real sense of achievement and satisfaction. You will be able to go to events and see the differences it makes to whole communities.
A phone call or zoom chat with our chairman is available for questions if required.