Joining the NAC Board of Trustees
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Newhampton Arts Centre is a busy community arts centre situation in Whitmore Reans, just outside Wolverhampton city centre. In our theatre we stage just over 100 live events every year – mainly music and theatre. Every week there are over 20 classes in our studios including youth theatre, yoga, street dance and English as a Second Language. We are home to almost thirty resident artists and organisations – including two recording studios, a radio station and a professional magician. NAC is based in the former Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School buildings and operates the site on behalf of Wolverhampton City Council and City of Wolverhampton College. It is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and receives regular funding from them. Other current funders include Children In Need, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation amongst many others.
It is an exciting and important time for NAC as it defines its post-COVID role in the cultural life of Wolverhampton and builds on initiatives such as the launch of its outdoor performance space, The New Horizons Stage, in 2021.
We are currently looking for new Trustees to strengthen the Board. NAC is a registered charity and Trustees are for ensuring the organisation is run in a proper and professional manner and focuses on delivering its mission – to provide culture, educational and leisure opportunities for the citizens of Wolverhampton and to work to improve quality of life in the city.
We currently seeking to add to the skills and diversity of the Board to make NAC more representative of the communities we seek to serve, and to enable the Board to address the many challenges of post-COVID recovery.
As well as attending Board meetings and reading the Board papers, trustees get involved in the life of the centre. They regularly attend live events onsite and represent NAC in other local and regional meetings of community and cultural organisations. Travel expenses will be paid to trustees who live outside the city.
Click here to read our full tender and find out how to apply.