Artists Council is essential to a-n activities and direction. As an Artists Council member you will play a key role in advising a-n with a focus on:

  • Leadership – specifically the leadership development of artists.
  • Advocacy – Artists Council members engage with and provide input to a-n’s advocacy strategy and related projects.
  • Artists’ livelihoods – Artists Council members draw on their experience as artists and that of their professional networks, to contribute to a-n member and sector research, advocacy, programme and service development.

You will be involved in:

  • Attending four Council meetings each year, bringing news of what’s happening in your area, what concerns you’re hearing from artists you’re talking to and contributing to discussion.
  • Acting as ambassadors for a-n and Artists Council helping to support the distribution of information through your networks as appropriate.
  • Responding to requests by a-n for information or advice in relation to programme or member services development.
  • On occasion, attending other events, conferences, round tables or meetings relevant to Artists Council or a-n activity.
  • Contributing to public relations opportunities related to Artists Council or a-n activity.
  • Taking part in a Leadership Development programme developed by a-n in partnership with Clore Leadership.

How to apply

See Artists Council Recruitment Pack for full details including what kind of artists are we looking for and what kind of skills you need to become a member.

To apply you must be an Artist member or Joint (Artist and Arts organiser) member of a-n or be willing to become a member if selected.

Artists Council Recruitment Pack

Deadline for applications: Thursday 21 April 2022, 12 noon

About a-n

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK. In the last year, a-n has achieved its highest membership and income, reaching over 27,000 members and a £1m turnover, and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. Growing from a grass-roots 500-copy-a-month newsletter, to a magazine, online platform, and now a full professional membership offer, this is a pivotal time for the organisation with ambitious ideas, programmes and a critical role to play in championing, campaigning for and supporting visual artists.