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Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s leading festival of contemporary art. Taking over historic sites, galleries
and unexpected public spaces, the Biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two
decades. In addition to presenting a biannual free city-wide event, the Biennial is underpinned by a
year-round programme of research, community projects, education, residencies and commissions.
Liverpool Biennial is supported by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council, the organisation is
also registered charity.
We are looking to appoint a number of new Trustees in early 2022, to help Liverpool Biennial achieve
its ambitious plans for the future, providing foresight and challenge to our purpose and ideology.
Trustees will aim to ensure best practice across the organisation’s activities, promote diversity and aid
in raising our profile nationally and internationally in readiness for future biennial editions.
Our resolve is that Liverpool Biennial should represent today’s society, therefore we are keen to hear
from a diverse spectrum of people; especially those who are currently underrepresented on boards of
charitable and arts organisations including women, Black, Asian, ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+,
individuals living with disabilities as well as young people aged 18-25.
We welcome all applicants who are willing to commit their time, energy, and experience to provide
strategic support to the organisation. Furthermore, we are particularly interested in people who would
bring an understanding of one or more of the following fields:
• Finance and accounting
• Legal services
• Sustainability and environmental concerns
• Learning and Communities
• Fundraising

Ideally you will be:
• Based, or connected, to Liverpool - either professionally or personally
• Passionate about charities and the difference they make to the broadest of audiences;
• Enthusiastic about the arts, and the power of creativity to transform lives;
• Brave, with a sense of adventure to help us to deliver future Biennials.
If you do not have expertise in any of these particular areas but feel that you have something exciting
to offer the Liverpool Biennial please do apply. We’d love to hear from you.
Please note that this is a voluntary role. Travel and other agreed expenses will be reimbursed, and the
time commitment is roughly one half-day per month. Currently, Board Meetings are held in Liverpool
and online, and take place four times a year. As a Board Member, there will be additional events to
which you will be invited that may require travel.
The closing date for express your interest is Thursday 6 January, after which a committee of the Board
will review applications and invite a short-list of applicants to interview. Interviews will take place in
Liverpool on Thursday 27th January.
Although not a public appointment, the seven principles of public life as defined by the Nolan
Commission (selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership) apply
to this role

Closing date
How to apply
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