The Welsh Government are looking for passionate people who will support the arts in Wales and challenge and influence the work of the Arts Council of Wales by joining its Council of Trustees.
The Government and the Arts Council believe that everybody in Wales should have the chance to experience the arts and that public bodies should represent different communities so they can understand the people of Wales and make better decisions.
Dafydd Elis-Thomas MS, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said:
“We want to tap into and give voice to the ideas of people that aren’t heard often enough. Being a member of the Art Council’s Council of Trustees, is an opportunity to make a real difference to how we represent different community groups on a local level and nationally.”
Phil George, Chair of Arts Council of Wales said:
“We need new and diverse voices with a passion for inclusion to join us. We will be encouraging applications from the communities and social groups which have been inadequately served in the past by the public funding of the arts. The COVID pandemic has highlighted structural inequalities that have shut out people because of their ethnicity, their disability or the economic poverty in their family and community – communities where currently access to the arts is simply not good enough. This is a turning point, and we need people to help us to make the changes needed to break down these barriers.”
Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented people. These can include:
- People from different ethnic backgrounds including black people and non-black people of colour
- Welsh speakers
- Young people under 30-years-old
- Disabled people
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual people
- Trans people
For further details please visit the Welsh Government's page for Public Appointments.
The position will be for three years and you will be asked to spend 1.5 days a month doing Council work such as going to meetings in different parts of Wales. These posts are unpaid but there will be money to pay for the cost of travel, meals, and overnight stays.
The closing date to apply is 23 November 2020.