D6: Culture in Transit (formerly ISIS Arts) is looking for an exceptional individual to become our new Chair, supporting us to implement our ambitious programme of work and contribute to our strategic development plan.
It's an exciting time for us, with our recent rebrand and a full programme of activity we face the current political climate head on and with a clear mission knowing that our work is more significant than ever. We are offering a unique opportunity for someone committed to international partnerships, and the value of the arts, to join us in this journey.
We believe in the value of the arts in creating fairer, informed and more generous societies. Our projects draw threads between artists and communities across borders and our major programmes develop and deliver artist-led practice across neighbourhoods and landscapes.
D6 has been working with artists and partners internationally and locally to commission and present work, often in public spaces since 1991. We are also actively involved in international and national platforms and networks where we advocate for the value of arts in our societies. Regularly contributing to public conversations and debates, we serve as sector experts for a range of International programmes and partners.
Who are we looking for?
The Chairperson is a non-executive and unremunerated role, which supports the Executive Director (and other staff), and keeps a guiding overview of the company's affairs.
The Chairperson must have commitment to the aims and objectives of D6 (as defined in its Articles), the equal opportunities and other policies of the Company. They must have experience in the management of people and resources and the ability to promote cohesion and trust throughout the company.
As an international producer, D6 works with local, national, European and international artists and partners. Our Chairperson therefore needs to demonstrate an understanding of these contexts and relationships. They should have the time and willingness to speak on behalf of the Company, which may include traveling to partner meetings, conferences and events on both a national and international level, along with the ability to network and advocate for D6 at such events.
The Chairperson should have an understanding of business planning and the ability to translate this into practice. They should have financial competence to the level required for ensuring effective financial control of the Company and its business.
The Chairperson should be geo-politically aware, emotionally intelligent and culturally sensitive, having an ability to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds with tact and diplomacy. An additional language(s) would be advantageous, but is not essential. Ideally, the Chairperson should have a good knowledge of the city of Newcastle as well as the North East region more broadly. They should have contacts and a wider network within a range of sectors and with any other bodies that may be relevant to the work of the Company.
This is a voluntary position.
More info: http://www.d6culture.org/d6-is-looking-for-a-chair.html