Opportunities

WORKING WITH US

ENGAGE INCLUDE INSPIRE

As a team we make art happen anywhere and work collaboratively with artists and communities to create new experiences for people to enjoy and be part of.

Based in Bedford, our core team work from a converted Victorian house alongside 7 studio artists who are also based in the building.

Most of our creative thinking is scrawled across our blackboard walls and we tend to make the most of the studio like space. (If you find us with large post-it notes in hand you know something’s about to go down!)

We are always keen to hear from artists who are interested in working with us. If you are interested in collaborating with people and places, and would like to make a proposal for our future programme please contact us  or come along to one of our Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire events.

You can find out more about who works here on our team page.

OPPORTUNITIES

Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Bedford Creative Arts Board of Trustees is seeking a new Chair.

Bedford Creative Arts creates transformative cultural experiences that directly engage with people from all walks of life. Working with artists and other cultural practitioners we deliver cultural programmes and commissions for diverse communities, in particular those who experience difficulty accessing mainstream cultural activities or otherwise feel isolated or excluded.

The Role of Chair

We invite you to lead us through the next phase of our development as a leading provider of collaborative, original, imaginative, extraordinary, adventurous and often provocative art works and encounters in every day and unconventional places.

After a period of reinvention and planned growth, we are looking for an individual with skills and experience of successful business planning and leadership, especially in aligning financial and business objectives.

Ideally you should have an interest in the arts and/or social inclusion, be able to contribute innovative ideas and creative solutions to our plans, be enthusiastic about our values and demonstrate excellent judgment. A track record of running and developing small to medium enterprises or equivalent is essential and knowledge of charities compliance would be a distinct advantage.

The role is voluntary with all reasonable expenses paid. It offers opportunities for participation in the lively local, regional and national, contemporary, combined arts scene through accompanying the executive to private views, performances, presentations, conferences and artist studio visits.

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

As the chairperson of our board of trustees you would have the opportunity to support a unique, passionate and driven charity, which has a transformative impact on the communities it works with.

If you think you have the qualities we are looking for or would like to know more please download the application pack.
Contact Julie.born@hrinitiatives.co.uk with any inquiries.
Deadline: 20th April 2018

Location

Bedford

Salary

Voluntary (all reasonable expenses paid)

Hours

It is envisaged the role will require a commitment of around 6-8 hour per month, although this will vary from month to month and across the year.

Job Description Equal Opportunities

Processions CALL OUT FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS OF BEDFORD

Would you like to be part of a mass participation artwork?
On Saturday 10 June 2018 thousands of women and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century. The artwork, called Processions, will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. 

As one of 100 organisations involved in Processions, we are inviting women and girls from Bedford community groups to make a banner for Bedford with artist Quilla Constance. The participants will then parade their banner in London on 10 June 2018 as part of the public procession.

For information on how to take part contact Emily Evans at emilye@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk. 

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Location

Bedfordshire

Accountable to

Emily Evans

Volunteer Evaluation Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us collect survey data at our events in Bedfordshire. If you like talking with people, have a good attention to detail and a passion for the arts, we'd love to hear from you.

The Volunteer Evaluation Assistant is responsible for the collection of evaluation from participants and audiences at events delivered by Bedford Creative Arts. Evaluation collection is conducted through face-to-face interviews structured around a series of questions provided by Audience Finder in either paper or digital format. Full training will be given. A rota of events will be sent out via email to all volunteers regularly, so you can volunteer for the events which are convenient to you.
You can find out more and apply via VConnect at https://vcconnectsystem.org.uk/BedfordshireVMS2/VolunteerOpportunities/DetailsForSearch/723

Location

Bedfordshire

Accountable to

Katrina Allen

Salary

Voluntary

Trustee

The Bedford Creative Arts Board of Trustees is seeking enthusiastic and experienced professionals to join them to help develop and support our work.

Bedford Creative Arts creates transformative cultural experiences that directly engage with people from all walks of life. Working with artists and other cultural practitioners we deliver cultural programmes and commissions for diverse communities, in particular those who experience difficulty accessing mainstream cultural activities or otherwise feel isolated or excluded.

We need trustees who can bring innovative ideas and enthusiasm for our values of engage/include/inspire, as well as excellent judgement, to us help achieve our objectives and take on future challenges.

We operate a rolling recruitment programme but are particularly looking for trustees with business or fundraising development skills and experience.

As one of our trustees you would have the opportunity to support a unique, passionate and driven charity, which has a transformative impact on the communities it works with.

Our Board sets the strategy for the organisation and delegates authority to the Chief Executive for all operational matters. The role is voluntary, with all reasonable expenses paid.

To be a trustee you must be able to attend a 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks, any extra hours or activities are at the discretion of each trustee.

This is both an exciting and challenging time for the Trust and individuals with these skills will boost the already impressive portfolio of talents represented on the Board.

If you think you have the qualities we are looking for contact
aland@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk to arrange a chat.

Location

Bedford

Accountable to

Chair of Trustees

Salary

Reasonable expenses paid

Hours

Required to attend 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks

Upcoming Events

10/04/2018

Processions Workshops

Join us to make Bedford’s centenary banner artwork for nationwide project PROCESSIONS.

Want to get involved? Contact Us