Digital Arts Commissioning Agency Seeks New Chair 741 views

The Space is an agency supporting arts organisations and artists to develop work and reach audiences online. They are seeking a new Chair to guide the organisation through the next exciting stage in its growth and development.

Following the appointment of a new CEO/Creative Director in 2016, and the development of an ambitious strategic plan, The Space is now seeking a board leader with a passion for the arts and cultural sector. Someone who has a strong interest in the creative uses of digital technology and relevant experience in not-for-profit governance. The Chair will provide strategic and inclusive leadership to the Board and act as an advocate and ambassador for the company. They will have a passion for arts and culture and be constantly curious to push boundaries of what art would look like in a digitally first world.

The next Chair will:

  • Have the ability to advocate, promote, lead and challenge;
  • Have a passion for the arts and culture, and a constant curiosity for how the boundaries of art are being pushed in a digital world;
  • Be familiar with digital content production and an advocate for the benefits of using digital technology to engage new audiences with cultural content;
  • Be a creative entrepreneur, excited by The Space’s plans and committed to supporting its ambitions;
  • Act as a champion for diversity and inclusion across The Space’s programmes;
  • Be able to act as an ambassador for the organisation and a vocal advocate of its aims and vision;
  • Have the ability to challenge both the Board and the Executive and be committed to developing the Board;
  • Be collaborative in approach and clear in communication;
  • Be able to interact at the most senior level with external bodies, and be comfortable in a public role;
  • Provide support to the Executive and senior management.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Ros Hollinghurst:

  • 07568 137 714

Deadline is 28th March 2019, 23:59 and interviews will take place on 12th April in London.

Please download the candidate pack below for more information.

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The Space is a commissioning and development agency that supports arts, cultural and heritage organisations to increase their digital capabilities and use technology to reach audiences with digital content. They do this by commissioning projects, building digital skills, and mentoring organisations in the development of their digital strategies. The Space was founded by Arts Council England and the BBC and is now an independent Community Interest Company. Since their launch in 2014, they have commissioned and supported the delivery of more than 200 digital cultural projects, with a combined audience reach of more than 21 million.

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