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Young People on Arts Boards Training Programme

Mon 7 September 2020

A unique opportunity to join the board of a Birmingham arts organisation.

Arts organisations in Birmingham would like young people aged 18–25 to become members of their management boards. They want to hear the views of young people and give them a real say in the running of their organisations.

Applications are now open for young people to take part in a weekend designed to prepare them for the responsibilities which being a member of a board entails. 

Upon completion of the course young people will be placed with an arts organisation they have an interest in and provided with a mentor, an experienced member of the board, who will guide them through their first year with the organisation.

The training will take place on Sat 21 and Sun 22 November at Birmingham Rep.

By the end of the weekend participants will have:

• Learned about the way in which arts organisations are managed

• Understood the roles and responsibilities of board members

• Heard about the support structures available to new board members

• Found out about arts organisations that seek to recruit young people to their boards

The deadline for applications is 16 October 2020 and a recruitment workshop will be held on the week commencing 26 October 2020. 

Please find the application form below with details of how to submit enclosed.