Recruiting Trustees


Artis Foundation is a small and vibrant creative learning charity that exists to ensure all children can reap the benefits of a creative education at primary school. Established in 2017, we are a young charity already imaginatively working with thousands of children in schools across the country; dancing the solar system, acting out fractions and singing about punctuation. Artis also nurtures talented arts educators, our Artis Specialists, with a first-class recruitment, training and development programme.

Everyone at Artis chooses an onomatopoeic name that best describes them. What would yours be?

Board of Trustees

We are keen to broaden our skills and recruit new people to strengthen the existing Board and drive Artis Foundation forward. Artis is seeking to appoint new trustees to join its board and be formally appointed as soon as practical after the recruitment process is complete.

Duties of a Trustee Board Member

Trustees play an essential role in the governance of Artis Foundation and its future development. The Trustees, while retaining total responsibility for the conduct of Artis Foundations affairs, delegate functions to the executive staff. The following areas are key Trustee responsibilities:

  • Appointment of Trustees and of the Chair
  • Agreement of strategy, and approval of strategic plans
  • Approval of the Annual Budget
  • Approval of the Annual Report and Accounts
  • Appointment of the Auditors.


Person Specification 

We are looking for a number of new Trustees to further diversify our board and welcome applications from people with a range of different backgrounds and ages. Experience/attributes in a number of the following areas would be helpful (but are not all essential):

  • A passion for the aims of Artis and an ambition to increase the charitable impacts and make the biggest difference possible to the lives of our beneficiaries.
  • Professional experience relevant to arts education, governance and/or fundraising and communications activities of not for profit/charities.
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector and a commitment to developing this knowledge in support of the charity and its plans.
  • Willingness and ability to invite professional and personal networks to support the charity’s grant giving and/or fundraising aims and plans.
  • Understanding of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and the issues associated with this.
  • A commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Located outside London.


Please click on the links below to access the Trustee information pack and also the equal opportunities monitoring form:

Artis | Trustee Information Pack

Artis | Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


How to apply:

To apply, please send:

Your CV (max 2 pages) and a candidate statement outlining your suitability and motivation for this role to

We are committed to increasing the diversity of the Board. CVs and candidate statements will be anonymised before they are reviewed and shortlisted, so please supply as a word document so that identifying information can be removed easily.

Closing date: Monday 2 November 2020 at 5pm

Online Interviews: End of November


Registered Charity Number 1174635