Vacancy: Culture Central Chair

Culture Central is the membership-based organisation created to help build a sustainable and resilient arts and cultural ecology and economy to play an active role in the success of Birmingham and beyond.

Originally formed by the city’s 14 major arts/heritage organisations but now enjoying a much wider membership from organisations and individual artists, Culture Central is a leader and a collective voice for Arts and Culture in the City region. It drives cultural strategy with an ambitious, inclusive and relevant vision for the role of heritage, the arts and artists in society. It acts as a catalyst for generating radical new approaches to investment and sustainability.

It brokers partnerships, supports arts and heritage organisations to develop audiences, attracts resources and investment, promotes opportunities for learning and participation and nurtures employment opportunities for regional artists, creatives and heritage practitioners.

We are seeking a Chair to work closely with the staff and Board to lead Culture Central into the next stage of its development in what is an exciting time for arts and culture in the region, as we head towards Coventry City of Culture 2021 and the Commonwealth Games 2022.

This voluntary post will in particular support Director Erica Love, who joined the organisation in autumn 2019, in delivering the organisation’s strategic priorities. The Chair role needs to be held by someone independent and not be eligible for Culture Central membership to ensure objectivity.

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To apply, please send your CV and letter of interest outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the job description.

For an informal chat, please feel free to contact Erica Love, Director or Roisin Caffrey, Interim chair on

Deadline for applications: 10th March 2020 at 5pm, with interviews week of 16th March 2020.

Photograph: Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth 2019, by Verity Milligan.