Charity Trustee

  • VO83664
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Strathearn Artspace (known as Strathearn Arts) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO SC044319), whose broad charitable purposes are to support the arts within Strathearn through promotion, education, community engagement and the provision of a sustainable arts centre based in Crieff. We present a diverse and growing programme of artistic and cultural events and exhibitions at our main base on Comrie Street, as well as supporting events in other venues throughout Strathearn. In the past year, we have hosted concerts, theatre, ceilidhs, folk club, tea dances, comedy, visual art exhibitions, a pop-up museum, author readings/recitals and a cinema. At our heart, we are a community-based project whose aim is to support local artists and creatives in a variety of ways, and to promote Strathearn as a cultural hub within the Scottish arts context.

Since the organisation was founded in 2013, we have taken on a range of projects, from renovating our historic former-library building to expanding our programme in terms of both diversity and accessibility. We are currently going through a period of rapid growth and as such are looking to expand our Board with the addition of three new Trustees with a wide range of skills and experience and an interest in supporting the Arts in Strathearn.

Trustees are jointly responsible for running the SCIO and we are looking for individuals with the interests, skills, experience and contacts to identify and exploit new opportunities and help us take Strathearn Arts through its next period of development.

Organisation aims and objectives

Strathearn Artspace is based at the former public library on Comrie Street in Crieff, Perthshire. This is a community based Arts and Leisure project and is a registered charity, aiming to progress Arts education and appreciation within the community of Strathearn. Our charitable purposes are: - The advancement of education - The advancement of citizenship or community development - The advancement of the Arts, heritage, culture or science - The provision of recreational facilties, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended.

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Frequency and commitment details

There are four board meetings a year, plus some strategic meetings in addition.

Restrictions

Anyone with an unspent conviction involving dishonesty or an offence under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005; an undischarged bankrupt or person with a Protected Trust Deed; person removed by the court from being a trustee
Experience required: The Board is looking for volunteer trustees (resident within Strathearn) with a wide range of skills and experience and an interest in supporting the Arts in Strathearn. Trustees are jointly responsible for running the SCIO so some previous experience of the role of trustee is desirable but not essential. Key to the role is an enthusiasm for the Arts and a commitment to securing Strathearn Arts’ position as a sustainable and accessible cultural hub.
Travel details: There are four board meetings a year, plus some strategic meetings in addition, generally held at our 6 Comrie Street base but provision may be made for online meeting access.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

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