Join the Culture Action Group

Organisation: The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance
Deadline: 15/02/23

Join the Culture Action Group

The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance exists to maximise the power of collaboration to achieve its strategic ambitions and create more, and more equitable, opportunities across the creative and cultural sector in the city.

It is vital that new and more diverse voices join the conversation, and we are therefore recruiting up to three new members to join the strategic Culture Action Group, which holds the purpose and aims of the Alliance, informed by open consultation events. It sets short and medium term direction, informed by the wider network, reviews progress against the priorities and oversees any projects that are delivered.

You can find out more about the priorities and strategies of the Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance here. It is based on the belief that arts, culture and creativity are foundational to the identity of Brighton & Hove, and that through partnership and collaboration, creative organisations and workers can be better supported to thrive and contribute to the prosperity of the city.

The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance evolved out of the ABCD Cultural Recovery Programme that ran from April 2021-December 2022 and raised over £500k for the cultural sector in Brighton & Hove. Evaluation reports on the outcomes of the ABCD programme are available here on the Culture in Our City website.

We are recruiting 3 new members for the Culture Action Group:

  • 1 Freelance representative
  • 1 Organisation representative
  • 1 Co-Chair for the group (who can be either freelance or salaried)
The skills, qualities and experience we are seeking for these roles are:
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the purpose and aims of the Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance and for building a cultural sector in the city that is inclusive, collaborative and sustainable.
  • A collaborative approach and able to work with other Culture Action Group members to ensure action is taken and change takes place.
  • A willingness to work in this role for the greater good of the cultural sector across Brighton & Hove, rather than for the specific benefit of one organisation or group of people.
  • Access to professional networks and a willingness to engage with those networks around the strategic priorities identified.
  • Holding diversity, equality and inclusion as core values.
In addition, the Co-Chair will need to:
  • Be an experienced chair with an identifiable enthusiasm for the contribution creative industries can make to society and to the economy. We welcome applications from individuals in allied sectors, such as Higher Education, Health, Tourism and Business.
  • Have a willingness to bring professional networks and networking skills to this role, and capacity to seek out strategic fundraising opportunities through those networks.
  • Understand the creative ecology in Brighton & Hove, and have knowledge of regional cultural & political infrastructure and opportunities for strategic alignment.
Eligibility
  • You need to be living or working in the creative & cultural sector in Brighton & Hove.
  • Freelance reps must be self-employed and not working regularly for or representing one particular organisation.
Terms
  • The commitment is one day a month to include quarterly meetings and any membership of working groups.
  • The term is at least one year and no longer than two years.
  • Freelance reps will be paid at a rate of £300 per day.

To Apply:

Please send submissions to arts@brighton-hove.gov.uk by midday on Wednesday 15 February.

  • Send a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how you meet the skills, qualities and experience relevant to the role.
  • You may alternatively record an audio or video response of no more than 5 minutes.
  • Include whether you are applying as a Freelance Rep, Organisation Rep or Co-Chair and whether you have any access needs to enable your full participation.
  • Complete and attach the Equalities Monitoring Form.

If submitting an audio or video application, please use WeTransfer or other large file sending service. Please remember to still send the Equalities Monitoring Form.

We are committed to having a diverse recruitment panel that will be made up of two existing members of the Culture Action Group and two independent members.

For an informal chat about any of the roles contact:

Kate O’Riordan, University of Sussex and Co-Chair – K.ORiordan@sussex.ac.uk

Adam Joolia, Audio Active and Co-Chair of the Space to Grow Working Group  – adam@audioactive.org.uk

Listen to this advert as an audio recording here.

If you require any of this information in another format then please email arts@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Organisation: The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance
Deadline: 15/02/23