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Become a Trustee at FACT

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We are seeking up to 5 new Trustees to join our voluntary Board to support and contribute to our journey.

FACT is the UK's leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that explores new media and digital culture. Our building in the Ropewalks district of Liverpool houses two large art galleries, three cinema screens (run by Picturehouse), a screening and events space, a studio for creative learning, a café, and a bar. Beyond the building, we work with schools and communities to provide opportunities to create and explore art and technology.

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Over the last 2 years, a new leadership has given FACT the opportunity to rethink and refocus the organisation. Our aim is to maintain FACT’s reputation as an international leader in media art, while strengthening its role and relevance as a cultural venue for Liverpool and the region, a learning provider, and a creative space that supports the next generation of artists and filmmakers.

Previous experience of Board membership is not needed as we will provide support and mentorship. We encourage applications from people who can contribute to broader ethnic and cultural diversity on FACT’s Board, as well as d/Deaf or disabled people. We welcome applications from artists and cultural practitioners.

We also encourage young people over 18 to apply - please do contact us if you are a young person who would like a chat about what the role of a Trustee involves.

To meet our current Trustees and the rest of our dedicated team, visit Our Team page.

About the Role

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As a Trustee and member of the Board, you will be expected to:

  • Support the work of FACT by contributing to long-term strategic planning and policies

  • Understand FACT’s responsibilities as a charity and cultural organisation and help to ensure that these are met

  • Support the Chief Executive and leadership team to achieve the mission of the organisation

  • Advocate for, represent, and promote FACT’s profile and reputation

  • Attend events and openings at FACT

  • Advise and assist FACT to increase income from various sectors (private, public and commercial), appropriate to your expertise

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We are particularly looking for Trustees with the following expertise or knowledge:

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Arts leadership

  • Liverpool region artist and/or film-making communities, particularly under-represented communities

  • Marketing and audience development

  • Creative/cultural uses of XR, AI, Metaverse and web technologies

  • Commercial immersive art / expanded cinema experiences

Trusteeships run for a term of three years with the potential for another term.

The Board holds 4 general meetings and 1 Board ‘away day’ per year, and (for some board members who nominate themselves) additional sub-committee meetings and staff/board working groups.

Meetings are currently held online, but usually will require traveling to FACT in Liverpool. The role is voluntary, though travel and expenses will be covered.

New Trustees will be given an induction over the first six months with FACT staff and supported into the Trustee role, including having a ‘buddy’ board member if desired. All reasonable steps will be taken to accommodate personal circumstances.

How to Apply

  1. Look at our website for more information about the our current programme and activities.
  2. Submit a CV with a covering letter (2 pages max) explaining your interest in FACT, your experience and what you would bring to the role of Trustee.
  3. Please also complete and submit an anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form separately. Click here to download the form.

Please address applications to Rachel Higham, Chair of the Board and send to recruitment@fact.co.uk with the subject heading 'Trustee Opportunity'.

Deadline: Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 17:00

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with Rachel Higham, Chair of the Board, and Nicola Triscott, Chief Executive.

If you have any questions or would like further information on any aspect of the role, please contact Nicola Triscott, Chief Executive, via christine.kinsella@fact.co.uk