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External Members, Barbican Centre Board

We are recruiting for two members to join our Board of external and City Corporation members who can show creative thinking, independent judgement, strategic vision and a demonstrable commitment to equal opportunity, inclusivity and diversity.

The Barbican is one of Europe’s largest and most innovative arts centres, with an international reputation across all the art forms, creative learning, community engagement, and commercial events. In its world-famous building at the heart of the City of London, the Centre is about to mark its 40th anniversary in March 2022. We believe the arts have a critical role to play in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are now planning for the next era of the Barbican’s growth.  

Committed to identifying new talent, nurturing emerging artists and supporting innovative work that reflects and responds to today’s world, the Barbican is a place that invites fresh perspectives and provokes conversations, and is inspired by local and international talent. As a not-for-profit arts centre, we are committed to offering the widest possible access to culture, giving everyone the opportunity to encounter and enjoy creativity.

A copy the Barbican’s latest annual report is also available at:

https://www.barbican.org.uk/our-story/our-programme/annual-reports 

We are currently recruiting for two members to join our Board of external and City Corporation members who can show creative thinking, independent judgement, strategic vision and a demonstrable commitment to equal opportunity, inclusivity and diversity to work as part of a team and to act as an ambassador for us. Board members are appointed for a term of three years, with a maximum of three terms. Board meetings take place bi-monthly, and there are further Board committees for Finance and Risk, and Nominations. 

We are looking for Board members with experience to share in any of the following areas: -

•    International Arts and Learning
•    Marketing and Communications
•    Property and Legal

and we particularly encourage applications from practising artists, young, black and minority ethnic candidates. 

The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican, and its Board operates within the committee structure of the Corporation. The Chair is Deputy Tom Sleigh, and the Deputy Chairman is Dr Giles Shilson.

 

Please email [email protected] for more information on how to apply – we will respond from Monday 4 January 2021.  

The applications deadline for the two positions currently available is Friday 29 January 2021.