Dear applicant,

I am delighted that you are considering a role as a Trustee of Art Fund.

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We exist to help protect and enrich the UK’s museum and gallery collections and to ensure that as many people as possible can access and enjoy them.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Art Fund as we look ahead to implementing our ambitious five-year strategy for 2022-2027 which builds on our 118-year history to connect our foundational role – saving art for the nation – with newer activities. As we embark on this, our Trustees will play a critical role, owning and overseeing the delivery of our vision and strategy. We are therefore looking for people with the experience and skills to contribute to the next phase of our future.

The pandemic has had an extreme effect on the museum sector and Art Fund has been a leading player in supporting museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK to navigate their way through.  It goes without saying that any successful Trustee will share our continued commitment to protecting the UK’s museums and galleries and to building a resilient, independent, thriving sector that is stronger and more relevant than ever.

We are looking for four new Trustees with a genuine commitment to our vision from a broad range of professional expertise including both practicing artists and people from different sectors and areas of experience. More than anything else, we want to increase diversity, challenge and dynamism on our Board and we are always looking to bring in different perspectives that will complement and strengthen our Board’s existing skill set and experience.

Within this microsite and in conversation with Green Park, you will learn more about our work and the sort of experience, talent and knowledge we are keen to have in our new Trustees.

If this sounds like you, please do get in touch.

Thank you for your interest in Art Fund and I wish you all the best with your application.

With very best wishes,

Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury

Chair, Art Fund