Arts Council England (ACE) – Youth Advisory Board

Arts Council England – Youth Advisory Board Recruitment

We are really excited to be recruiting new members to the Arts Council England – Youth Advisory Board for the North.

We are looking for young people who;

  1. Live in the North of England
  2. Are age 16-25 on 1 August 2022
  3. Have a passion for having their voices and views heard
  4. Have the time to commit to this role and monthly meetings from September 2022 - July 2023 (online and in person)
  5. Can travel independently to a range of venues across the North
  6. Are willing to co-plan and co-chair board meetings

You don’t have to have an interest or background in arts or creativity, but we do need people with opinions and who say what they think.

To apply please complete the online form by 22nd August 2022

Any questions please contact laura@youthfocusnw.org.uk

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What do board members do?

As a Youth Advisory Board member, you will use your voice and lived experience to advise on national government policy and support Arts Council England deliver its strategy Let’s Create. By 2030, Arts Council want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish. A country where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. You will be asked to advise on a range of policy topics including:

  1. Children and young people’s creative lives
  2. Inclusion and relevance
  3. Environmental responsibility

We are particularly keen to receive applications from young people who are not currently represented in our workforce. This includes young people from the Global Majority (Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse) and young people who are 16 - 18.

What's the time commitment?

Board meetings take place once a month and combine meetings in person at locations across the North and online. Travel expenses and food are covered. All Board members take turns in co-planning and chairing the meetings.

Board Meeting Dates are:

Saturday 24 September 2022, 10.30am-4pm

In person

Thursday 20 October 2022, 6pm-8.30pm

Online

Saturday 26 November 2022, 10.30am-4pm

In person

Thursday 15 December 2022, 6pm-8.30pm

Online

Saturday January 28 2023, 10.30am-4pm

In person

Thursday 23 February 2023, 6pm-8.30pm

Online

Friday 24-Sunday 26 March 2023

Overnight Residential

Thursday 20 April 2023, 6pm-8.30pm

Online

Thursday 25 May 2023, 6pm-8.30pm

Online

Thursday 2 June 2023, 6pm-8.30pm

Online

Saturday 16 July 2023, 10.30am-4pm

In person

Subject to change, locations to be confirmed

What’s in it for me?

  • Learn about national and local cultural experiences
  • Connect with Arts Council and cultural sector staff
  • Opportunity to influence Arts Council England’s policies and programmes
  • Add to your CV and gain valuable experience
  • Tech and support to access online sessions
  • Meet like-minded young people and most importantly, have fun!

Who are Arts Council England?

Arts Council England are the national development agency for creativity and culture.

We give money to people and organisations to support creativity and make culture happen.

Culture means things like painting, music, dance, theatre, museums, libraries.

Creativity is what happens when we make culture. Creative practitioners are people who make culture, like musicians, dancers, or people who look after museums and libraries.

We want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.

To apply please complete the online form by 22nd August 2022

Any questions please contact laura@youthfocusnw.org.uk

Find out more about the Youth Advisory Board here.