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JOIN THE WORKING CLASS CREATIVES DATABASE ‘BOARD OF ADVISORS’ 


Who are we? 


The Working-Class Creatives Database (WCCD) CIC is a volunteer-led platform that showcases the work of working-class creatives in the UK. Established in 2020, our mission is to provide a platform for working-class creatives, foster community among working-class artists, and combat classism within the arts by enhancing accessibility, engagement, and opportunities.


We have organised exhibitions, residencies, talks, and workshops for working-class creatives across the UK, collaborating with institutions such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Additionally, we've facilitated in-person meet-ups, online show-and-tell sessions, and WhatsApp discussions to cultivate a supportive community. We're developing a robust supporters' program, offering mentorship, advice sessions, and guides to empower our members in education and employment. Furthermore, our WCCD Editions promote a unique funding model that supports local initiatives and our creatives.


You can read our full manifesto here and our 2024 report here.


Who are we looking for?


WCCD is entirely volunteer-run, guided by our members' input and our own experiences as artists. While a background in the arts or understanding of artist-led practice isn't necessary, enthusiasm and interest in the visual arts are essential.


We seek advisors who can help us advance our mission of supporting and spotlighting the work of working-class creatives. Our own experience is in fine art so we welcome those from other creative disciplines. Whether you're seasoned in the arts or bring expertise from other sectors, your insights and contributions are valued. We particularly welcome individuals with experience in the following areas:


  • Fundraising

  • Community Arts

  • Art Advisory, Consultancy, and Sales

  • Website Development

  • Project Management

  • Artist Development

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Marketing, Communications, and PR

  • Community and Outreach

  • Experience in senior positions within the arts or charity sectors

  • Publishing

  • Moving Image/Film

  • Survey Analysis and Data collection


We are a CIC so joining our board of advisors does not come with legal obligations but there will be a structure to our engagement. 


Commitment:


  • A minimum 1-year term on our board

  • Attendance at a minimum of 2/3 board meetings per year (approximately 4 meetings annually)

  • Reviewing documents related to funding or other bids within your expertise

  • Offering advice, options, and connections

  • Supporting our activities by attending events and exhibitions

  • Advocating for our organisation and its activities


We will:


  • Respect your time

  • Communicate clearly

  • Invite you to our launches and social events

  • Handle communication with any contacts you share with us responsibly

  • Acknowledge you as an advisor in documents unless you prefer otherwise


This isn't a formal recruitment process. To schedule a chat with us, please email workingclasscreativesdatabase@gmail.com Briefly share why you're interested in joining us and what you can bring to the table. We appreciate your patience as we're a small part-time team. Thank you for your interest.


Deadline 1st April 2024

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