Help shape our regional programme connecting children and young people to arts and culture

09 September 2019

We are seeking new Advisory Board members

Are you passionate about the power of arts and culture to change children’s lives for the better?

Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) is seeking new Advisory Board members. The Advisory Board provides support, challenge and scrutiny to the CBNE programme, makes decisions about our investments and champions our work. CBNE, managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), is funded by Arts Council England to be a bridge between the education and culture sectors; working to ensure that every young person growing up in our region has a childhood rich with excellent arts and culture. CBNE is a strategic, capacity building programme. We support those who make arts, culture and heritage accessible and relevant for children and young people. Our approach is driven by building and managing partnerships, developing practice, and making investments. During our first three years we helped make sure the North East has the highest proportion of Artsmark schools anywhere in England, attracted £375,000 of investment into cultural education, and provided CPD for more than 2,000 people.

Currently funded until 2022, we are looking for new Advisory Board members to help ensure we make the greatest possible impact on the lives of children and young people in our region. You’ll need to be passionate about the power of arts and culture to change children’s lives for the better, and understand how to take strategic approaches to making change. We’ll need you to fully participate in our Advisory Board, bringing objectivity and impartiality to discussions and decisions. You’ll be a champion and spokesperson for CBNE, and use your networks to broker connections for us that will help us achieve our aims.  

Our current members have an great mixture of expertise including youth work, fundraising, charity sector, participatory arts, international working, strategic leadership, broadcasting, education sector leadership, social justice, primary education, music and higher education. We’re keen to further diversify our collective knowledge, particularly around special educational needs and disability, equality, secondary education, the private sector, literature, dance, theatre and visual arts.

We are also keen to ensure our Board represents the geography of the North East, so would particularly welcome interest from the Tees Valley, South Tyneside, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Catherine Hearne, Advisory Board Chair, on catherinehearne@btinternet.com and 07948467207. This role is not remunerated but reasonable expenses for travel can be paid. 

Apply before 9.00, Monday 7 October 2019 - Click here for the information pack.