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The chair of the Board is looking for 2 to 3 independent artists to act as cultural governor board members to contribute to the delivery of the Cultural Framework. Drawing on their own experience as practicing artists, they will provide a valuable insight and dimension to the business of the board.
We are looking for candidates from the independent art sector whose main delivery is in Preston, Lancashire.
By independent sector we mean: self-employed artists or working for an independent arts organisation not associated with a commercial or statutory body. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and skill in some of the following areas:
Advocacy with different audiences and able to influence stakeholders
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 and does not include any remuneration.
Please submit a C.V and covering letter outlining your relevant experience to deliver the role specification.
These should be submitted to Timothy Joel by email - firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Thursday 30 November 2017.
A panel made up of board members will shortlist the applications and candidates may be invited to interview.
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 board comprises of strategic partners from business, visitor economy, health and education, heritage and arts to advocate for culture and to monitor progress in delivering the Goals of the Framework.
To establish Preston as a major centre for culture in the North West, with a thriving creative sector, where everyone has opportunities to inspire and be inspired to participate in arts and heritage.
A strategic vision will map out where Preston will be in the next three years and identify a key set of priorities to deliver the vision. The strategy will be ambitious and outward looking to Lancashire and firmly positon Preston at the heart of the County.
The board will play a key role in developing and brokering partnerships across Preston and Lancashire, forming where necessary consortiums to secure funding and large scale projects
The board will adopt a leadership role in supporting the long term sustainability, growth and innovation in the city’s cultural sector demonstrating strong economic benefit to Preston and the wider County.
The board will strive to support and develop a high quality cultural offer that is reflective and relevant to the diverse communities of Preston.
The board will connect the city’s cultural strategy to these key agendas and ensure a coordinated and coherent approach that places culture as a key driver for change.
The Preston Cultural Framework Board has 11 members:
Each member will nominate one lead representative and a named substitute.
The Chair will be elected from and by the nominated representatives.
The Board by agreement may invite other body or bodies and their nominations to the Board to cover specific areas of work.
Cultural governor roles will be for duration of a 3 year term and appointed through an application process. Selection will be made by 2 or 3 board members and an independent sector representative from outside of Preston.
Administration of the Board to be undertaken by Preston City Council, and minutes / communications to be publically available unless the Board decide otherwise.
Preston City Council will host a quarterly artist symposium for artists working in Preston, the board, funders and partners to meet and discuss key topics.
Preston City Council website to publish minutes and key board documents.
The Chair of the Board will receive from nominated representatives items of business for the agenda and will ensure distribution of papers in good time, together with and any relevant reports and papers.
The Board may choose to establish specific task and finish working groups to take forward key business outside of the formal meeting cycle, whose membership will be agreed by the Board.
No member of the Board will participate in any decisions with which they might have an interest, especially where financial reward is involved. Any potential conflicts of interest will be openly declared and recorded at each meeting and made available for public scrutiny.
If a vote is required on a matter of substance, there will be one member one vote. The majority vote will prevail. In the event of a tied vote, the Chair will carry the deciding vote. Any vote will require that at least 50% of the Board members are present.
Non-attendance at 3 consecutive meetings, without extenuating circumstances will result in memberships being revoked.
The Board will agree and adopt a strategic vision for the City’s arts and culture offer and will develop an annual work plan to achieve the delivery.
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