Arts and cultural organisations invited to register trustee positions

Arts & Business launch 2014/2015 ‘Young Professionals on Arts Boards’ programme

Applications for the 2014/2015 cohort of the Arts & Business ‘Young Professionals on Arts Boards’  programme have now closed.

At the opening held at Central St Martins, Hosted by Head of Board Development at Arts & Business, Jessica Stockford, we offered top young business professionals a chance to hear about the programme and to meet arts and cultural organisations interested in appointing under 30’s into non-executive/trustee roles. 

We have had a successful amount of applications.

As Jessica Stockford said on the night:

“From October 2014 we’ll have a group of high-flying twentysomethings ready to join boards. They will come from a range of backgrounds - corporate, public sector and government and will bring a range of vital skills - legal, finance, PR, business planning and social media.  We provide them with training and support so they’re clear about their responsibilities and the challenges facing the sector.

Arts & Business are also inviting arts organisations to register their available trustee positions. 

“We’d like to encourage registrations of interest from cultural organisations who are seeking to develop and diversify their boards and non-executive expertise within the next 6-9 months.  Although at the early part of their careers, we consider this group to represent the leaders, donors and influencers of tomorrow, keen to bring their energy, ambition, networks and passion to a trustee role.”

Since its launch in 2007 the ‘Young Professionals on Arts Boards’ programme has fast tracked over 50 high potential younger people from the corporate sector into trustee and non-executive roles with arts organisations.  These include employees from Deutsche Bank, BP, National Australia Bank Group, PwC, Coutts, BSkyB, The Major’s Office, 10 Downing Street and Mixcloud. 

We’ve connected them with a wide range of arts organistions including Hackney Empire, The Young Vic, Turner Contemporary, Whitechapel Gallery, Hoxton Hall, WarChild and Clean Break. 

If you are an arts organisation interested in finding out more about the Arts & Business ‘Young Professionals on Arts Board’ programme email


Lead photo: launch of the 2014/15 Young Professionals on Arts Boards programme, Central St Martins, London