Preston’s Cultural Board Is Recruiting New Members

In 2014 the Council published its Cultural Framework to provide the context for the development of culture in Preston, ensuring that the spirit and vibrancy of the Guild is maintained in the future.

The Framework recognises the importance that culture plays in our everyday lives and the development of Preston as a key cultural centre in Lancashire.

The Cultural Framework seeks to provide a context for the development of arts and culture in the city and is currently working towards a new 12 year Cultural Strategy through the next Preston Guild in 2032.

Three public workshops have been held with the community, independent arts sector, the Framework Board and partners to start shaping the strategy, the results of which can be found on the Somethings brewing website.

The Chair of the Board is looking for new board members; 4 – 5 independent artists plus representatives from the local community, business, further education, and marketing sectors to join the board and contribute to the delivery of the Cultural Framework in Preston. They must draw on their own experience to provide valuable insight and dimension to the business of the board.

By independent artist we mean:  self-employed artists or working for an independent arts organisation not associated with a commercial or statutory body.

Role requirements

We are looking for candidates from the independent art sector whose main delivery is in Preston, Lancashire.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and skill in some of the following areas:

  • Advocacy with different audiences
  • Ability to influence stakeholders
  • Creative Idea generation
  • Community engagement
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Understanding of the cultural sector and challenges facing it
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Project management

Candidates must have a passion for arts and believe the positive impact they can have particularly in a local context to Preston.

This role is voluntary.

A remuneration policy is in place for members attending Board Meetings and any extra work undertaken outside of meetings.

  • Possible time commitment: 2 hours per month
  • Duration: 3 year term
How to apply?

Please submit a C.V and covering letter outlining your relevant experience to deliver the role – requirements set out above. 

These should be submitted to Timothy Joel – t.joel@preston.gov.uk by 5 February 2021.

A panel made up of existing board members and the chair will shortlist the applications and candidates may be invited to interview.

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