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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Chair of the Board of Trustees and Board Members

We are looking for new Board Members and an exceptional, dynamic individual to join FutureEverything as Chair of the Board of Trustees

The image featured in this article was taken from Future Sessions and features Ling Tan’s work entitled SUPERGESTURES.

Established in Manchester since 1995, FutureEverything is a non-profit creative media organisation who initiate, curate and deliver critical artistic projects – in Greater Manchester, the UK and internationally – exploring digital culture and the impact of technology in society and culture.

Through a curated programme of events, art commissions, critical conversations, collaborative projects and prototyping, FutureEverything pushes creative boundaries and stimulates new ways of thinking, across a diverse range of sectors, disciplines and audiences. Taking an action-research, artist-led and human-centred approach, FutureEverything is passionate about bringing people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future, creating opportunities to question and reflect on the world around us. Our work is international from US, Qatar, Singapore to Europe, Russia and Taiwan, and we have worked with prestigious and exciting partners including British Council, Ars Electronica Linz, Sonar, CTM and many more.

Resilience and Response to Covid-19

The past few months, and as the world has slowly been navigating their way through the current pandemic crisis, FutureEverything focused on the need to reflect on their work and evaluate their role as an arts organisation. This period – after internal/external conversations, exchanges with artistic communities, colleagues and audiences, and more importantly after rescoping and redesigning of programmes in response to the pandemic – has confirmed the agility and resilience of the organisation, placing it in a favourable position and positive trajectory for the future. 

Organisational strengths, and in particular emphasis on open, collaborative, research and artist-led approach, have played an important role in this response and proved to be valuable methodologies in resisting the crisis and moving to the next phase. 

Role Purpose

This is a well-timed opportunity and a key role for the new Chair to help set the direction of our organisation, working with the world’s leading artists, thinkers and organisations to create change. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and direction in pursuit of the organisation’s objectives, and act as spokesperson and ambassador for FutureEverything nationally and internationally. They should be present, supportive, honest and focus on the organisation and not themselves. Above all they will be passionate about the role of innovation and art as vital contributors to society and have a strong sense of public benefit.

Considering the current restrictions, Board meetings are currently taking place online, but are expected to return to our central Manchester office late this year. Full details on the role can be found below.

In addition to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, we will be recruiting Board Members, so if you would like to discuss joining our Board, please get in touch! We particularly welcome applications from those with disabilities (both seen and unseen), LGBTQ, and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within our organisation. 

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, Equal Opportunities Form* and a short covering letter highlighting your interest in the role, reasons for applying, and the skills/experience you can bring to the role to: info@futureeverything.org by end of day 22nd February 2021.

*All information provided in the Equal Opportunities Form will be treated in the strictest confidence and held separately for reporting purposes. This information does not form part of the selection process.

Key Dates:

The deadline for applications is end of day on 22nd February 2021. Interviews will be held on week commencing 1st March 2021.

Key Documents