Appointments to the Board of the Arts Council

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Appointments to the Board of the Arts Council

Under Section 11 of the Arts Act 2003 members of the Council must, in the opinion of the Minister, have a special interest or knowledge in relation to the arts or matters connected with the functions of the Minister or the Council.  In addition to meeting this statutory requirement, the following skill/experience is required.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of experience at an appropriately senior level in any one of the following areas:-

A. Corporate Governance

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of experience at an appropriately senior level in any one of the following areas:

• Corporate governance and risk management
• Finance/accountancy, preferably including experience on an audit committee and/or as a company secretary
• Business management experience including HR, industrial relations management and/or procurement and compliance
• Law, specifically practical legal experience which would be of benefit to the board
• An understanding of the public sector environment and good governance practices including accountability structures.

B. Dance

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of one of the following:

• Knowledge and experience of the contemporary dance sector in Ireland;
• An understanding of professional dance practice and the broader context for the presentation of contemporary dance to audiences.

C. Visual Art

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of one of the following:

• Knowledge and experience of the visual arts in Ireland specifically in relation to supporting the individual artist;
• A broad understanding of curation and programming in the visual arts.

D. Literature

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of one of the following:

• A deep understanding of the role of the individual writer and their specific requirements;
• Knowledge of producing and presenting literature events in Ireland.

E. Young People, Children and Education

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of one of the following:

• A professional/academic background which demonstrates an understanding of the role of the arts in supporting the artistic and personal development of young people and children
• A professional/academic background which demonstrates a knowledge of the formal education system and structures in Ireland and the place of the arts within it.

F. Community and Participation

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of one of the following:

• Experience of a diverse range of contexts for participation in the arts most particularly in the areas of social and cultural diversity
• Experience of public engagement in the arts particularly in a community/local context

It is desirable that all applicants demonstrate evidence of the following:

• Understanding and knowledge of the arts sector in Ireland.
• Experience at board level as either an executive or non-executive director
• Understanding of the role of a state agency and the compliance responsibilities for board members
• Accountancy, legal or corporate governance experience.

Please Note: Closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Friday 25th May 2018.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Appointment to be made by: Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Location of Board Meetings: Dublin

Relevant Website: http://www.artscouncil.ie/home/

Information Booklet: 1894508_Information Booklet Final Arts Council V2.pdf

Date Board Vacancy Advertised: 03/05/2018

Closing Date for Submission of Expressions of Interest: 25/05/2018

Reference ID: 1894508