Clay: Centre For Live Art Yorkshire.

Join Our Board - Deadline November 1st

Title: Trustee
Pay: N/A
Hours: Required to attend a minimum of three meetings and an annual general meeting once per year
Duration: 1 year minimum 


Clay is a Centre for Live Art in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Formed in 2019 by arts producer Jessica Sweet and artist Matthew Allen, our mission is to provide a space for artists to test the boundaries of their practice. CLAY supports risk, experimentation and interdisciplinary practice.


We are proud of the work done by Live Art Bistro (2012 - 2019) and will be building on those foundations to create space for risk taking performance, professional development, social and work space. We will continue to grow and support artists across Yorkshire while bringing artists to Yorkshire from across the UK and further afield.  

CLAY is a member of Live Art Uk, Venues North and is a member of the Guild Programme run by East Street Arts, which supports artist run venues and projects across the UK. CLAY is supported by Leeds City Council through arts@Leeds. 

To help us grow and to support us to deliver our vision we are looking for to recruit members to a vibrant new board.

Duties and Responsibilities
Your overall responsibilities will include:
-Developing and monitoring the vision of CLAY longside the staff team
-Encouraging  and promoting membership
-Work with stakeholders and beneficiaries providing oversight and steering the organisation's ongoing vision and mission
-Overseeing the smooth running of the company, including areas such as HR, Legal, Health & Safety, Finance and Brand Identity
-Monitoring the company's turnover, ensuring that financial operations are managed responsibly
-Attending board meetings
-Ensuring activities of CLAY are delivered in line with our objectives, values and organisational policies, helping to develop new and existing policies as required
-Monitoring and evaluation of the organisation's activities
-Being a champion and positive advocate of CLAY, to enhance the organisation's public image and develop its partnerships and potential partnerships



Person Specification - You will be a person with one or two of the following experiences or qualities:
-A person who understands the performance world and the interactions of that with running a venue
-A person who has developed or supported a similar size organisation or has been the company director or a similar organisation
-A person who can keep the strategic mission of CLAY on track and see the bigger picture
-A person who knows finance/  fundraising
-A person with experience in individual giving or philanthropy
-A person who knows Marketing and/ or PR
-A person who knows Employment and Law and how it affects our work
-A person that deals with buildings work as an architect or development manager


Desirable skills
-We are keen to hear from people from all backgrounds and levels of experience
-People who would feel accountable for furthering our Mission
-People who have experience of being a member for a board for similar companies
-Coaching/ Mentoring Experience understanding
-Values Transparency
-Enthusiastic for the mission of CLAY

People over 18 years of age can apply. You cannot apply if you have already been disqualified as a company director or have been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty or deception. 


You would be required to attend 4 meetings per year including one annual general meeting. If you are unable to attend in person you can attend via skype.
Depending upon any specific responsibilities taken, there would be the need for further meetings/work to meet that requirement, but these would be negotiated to ensure they were reasonable


Application Process
Please send your C.V and covering email including why you want to join our board to Please include BOARD in the subject line. Around 300 words or less please.
Interviews will take place at CLAY on Regent Street, Leeds or via skype.