Arts Bridge Charity (ABC) is a Black-led organisation delivering high-quality, arts-based projects for children, young people and elders in school and community settings. Creating community cohesion by using the arts to celebrate our heritage. We have an exciting opportunity for a new Chair to join our board. This leadership role is well suited to an individual that is passionate about making change in ‘hard-to-reach’ communities and is energised by working in creative and collaborative environments.
ABC engages ‘hard-to-reach’ communities with the arts – with a particular focus on children and young people from B.A.M.E backgrounds, those from areas of high poverty and elder community members – as these groups are most at risk of being excluded from participation and appreciation of the arts. Social inclusion is key to our ethos.
Our vision is a society in which all children and young people have the skills, self-esteem and aspiration to achieve their full potential regardless of their social and economic position, as part of a society in which the arts are highly valued and in which communities are strong and connected. We find stories that don’t often get told and we look for new ways of exploring and sharing them – inviting a wide range of people to get involved with the arts.
Our work includes devising and delivering a range of community projects, intergenerational projects, partnering with local schools and teacher training opportunities. We do this in collaboration with local artists, young people, community organisations and cultural leaders.
For further information about this opportunity and for details on how to apply, please download the application pack