Trustee - DancingStrong
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 1st October 2018
Region: Nation Wide
DancingStrong is developing its Board of Trustees. DancingStrong is an Arts organisation encompassing arts-in-education, performance and community dance. The company operates under the artistic direction of Dr Adesola Akinleye.
Our mission is to make high quality arts experiences (such as dance) accessible to communities that otherwise might be underserved. We have a particular interest in multicultural communities and values.
We work with young people to create art work in environments they inhabit everyday (such as in their schools and family centres, through Arts-in-education programmes, or community centres through family workshops and events) as well as create professional dance and music performances.
Recent projects include:
- Ila Project (the making of ‘Found') and Light Steps performances of live music and dance for young audiences.
- Work with elders and specific communities to explore issues and events within that community. Such as: Retired women in Detroit USA and Watford UK about working in low-wage jobs; Grandparents and their children in Flint USA about the Water Crisis; Dancing and sharing stories with local people living on the Border in Northern Ireland.
DancingStrong is a company limited by guarantee having no share capital and is governed by its charitable mission and Memorandum and Articles of Association. 2019 marks our tenth year. A background in the Arts is not required but an enthusiasm in promoting the Arts is essential. We are particularly interested in people with accountancy and secretarial skills.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr. Adesola Akinleye on 07956257518
Closing date is Monday 1st October 2018