Action for Children’s Arts seeks new Trustees
We are seeking new Trustees to join the board and help steer the charity into the future.
Action for Children’s Arts was founded in 1998 by Vicky Ireland MBE with the support of a group of like-minded children’s arts professionals. We are a membership organisation, a registered charity (no. 1114530) and a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (company no. 03721564). Our members’ subscriptions are our main source of income. Our activities relate to all the arts for all children aged 0-12. Active throughout the UK, we are building partnerships in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions. To ensure that ACA thrives, not merely survives, the charity is looking to strengthen the committed and experienced group of volunteers drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience who serve on its Board of Trustees.
What We Do
Action for Children’s Arts is the voice of children’s arts in the UK. The charity aims to improve the cultural wellbeing of children by focusing attention on and encouraging support for children’s arts, and by celebrating and sharing the achievements of its members. We do this in three ways:
- Campaigning – for children’s right to the arts
- Connecting – children’s arts practitioners
- Celebrating – children’s arts in the UK
We are dedicated to:
- Valuing children
- Valuing childhood
- Valuing the arts
The Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees meets approximately every two months and there are also ad-hoc working groups to support the main Board’s work. The Trustees have ultimate responsibility to fulfil the Company’s governance responsibilities in line with Charity Commission and Companies Acts’ requirements. Please note, we will require Trustees to undertake a DBS check and Trustee Safeguarding Training as part of the voluntary role.
Experience and Skills
● Exceptional individuals with a love of and strong belief in arts and culture and an empathy with ACA and its objectives
● Strong personal and professional networks
● Fluent communicators willing to be an advocate of the work of the charity externally.
● Well-connected and authoritative, able and willing to bring ACA into contact with key relationships as part of realising the organisation’s ambitions
● Board level and/or senior advisory experience working with other medium-sized charities (desirable but not essential)
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