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Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Search for Trustees to Help Shape its Future

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BRIGHTON DOME & Brighton Festival (BDBF) is in the process of recruiting a new Chair and now invites applications for a number of new trustees as several retire, to help take the organisation into a new phase in its history.

As custodians of the Grade I and Grade II listed Brighton Dome, which is part of the city’s iconic Royal Pavilion Estate, the organisation presents a rich and varied multi-art form programme throughout the year, as well ascommunity and participatory events, a thriving music and arts education service for children and young peopleand the annual Brighton Festival.

By the end of 2019, BDBF Chair Polly Toynbee and the Board will have overseen the completion of the £22m capital project to restore and redesign Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. The next phase includes implementing a new business model to create future investment in BDBF’s mission.

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival commented: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to join our Board and to make a mark on the future of the arts in the city. We’re eager to hear from candidates from a mix of backgrounds and identities who can bring their experience and skills to enhance the diversity of our existing trustees. We’d encourage anyone who feels they can bring value to our organisation to apply.”

BDBF wish to recruit, where possible, a balance of genders across the Board who can bring insights into the lived experience of people from black and Asian backgrounds; younger people; people who live with disability; LGBT people; those with an expressed faith; and direct experience of what it is like to come from a socially deprived background. Individuals with specific skills sets would be particularly beneficial: commercial or revenue generation expertise in the arts or events sector; legal expertise; finance; and change management.

The role of a BDBF Trustee is voluntary and individuals will be required to actively participate in quarterly board meetings; contribute to committees where appropriate; take part in discussions and decision making and attend BDBF events and venues.

Interested candidates should apply by 9am, Friday 5 July 2019. Full information is available here: