Young People on Arts Boards
Birmingham City Council believes that young people should play a part in decisions which affect them. In order to ensure that there is a voice for young people on the boards of arts organisations a training programme has been run for the past six years to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil this role. Over 50 young people (aged 18 – 25 years) have been trained to date and many of the City’s arts organisations now have young people on their boards, making a strong contribution and representing a range of viewpoints.
Young board members have received training in the many and varied responsibilities of running an arts organisation. These include managing finances, acting as an advocate, complying with legal procedures, understanding audiences and approving programming decisions. Trainees have, over the years, brought a wealth of energy, passion and commitment to the organisations they have worked with.
Young People on Arts Boards training 2012
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 dates are Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 23rd September at the Hippodrome Theatre.
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The deadline for applications is 31 August 2012.
For enquiries please contact Helen Tomkins on 0121 464 9675 or email: Helen_tomkins@birmingham.gov.uk