a-n The Artists Information Company is seeking four new Board members to join its governance team as the organisation gets ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary this autumn.

Chair of a-n Jayne Knight and CEO Julie Lomax are leading the search and looking to recruit 3 new Board members with the following specific skills and experience:
– Artist
– Legal
– Finance, accounting

a-n is also looking to recruit 1 Associate Board member (trainee position):
– Artist

As a UK-wide organisation, we encourage applications from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. All successful applicants will be given a full induction and training.

Since 1980, a-n has grown from a grass roots, 500-copy-a-month newsletter, to a magazine, online platform, and now a full professional membership offer focusing on members’ needs.

As the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK, in the last three years a-n has achieved its highest ever membership and income, reaching over 25,000 members and a £1m+ turnover.

a-n Board determines policy and sets the strategic direction of the organisation. Board members play an active role representing a-n externally as well as monitoring the organisation against its agreed objectives and targets.

This is a pivotal time for the organisation with ambitious ideas, programmes and a critical role to play championing, campaigning for and supporting visual artists.

In 2019 a-n announced eight new appointments to its Board: Sonia Boué, Hannah Cross, Amrita Dhallu, Skinder Hundal, Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Helen Nisbet, Keith Piper and Anjalika Sagar.

These appointments included individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who have collectively brought a wide range of skills to a-n. Half of these appointments are practising visual artists, ensuring that artists are central to the governance of a-n.

a-n is committed to being an inclusive employer. We are once again seeking applications from people from a range of backgrounds and strongly encourage artists to apply.

See the a-n Board Recruitment Information Pack for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is 12 noon on Thursday 9 April 2020.

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