Arts Care is the leading regional Arts, Health and Well-being Organisation based in Northern Ireland. Initiated in 1991 by the then Department of Health, the organisation delivers a wide range of innovative and impactful participatory arts projects, arts events, performances and exhibitions into the heart of Health, Social and Community Care Services in Northern Ireland.

Arts Care’s mission is to enable people in health and social care to transform their lives through participation in creative activities. Their aim is to enhance the quality of the service users, staff and the community’s experience of healthcare through participation in and access to quality Arts engagement.

They operate an Arts Care Centre in Belfast with performance spaces, music and dance studios and gallery space. For their core business they engage a network of ‚ÄėArtists in Residence‚Äô and ‚ÄėClown Doctors‚Äô commissioned by the 5 HSC Trusts. They also have a pool of Project Artists engaged on additional Projects across NI as requested and commissioned by a range of agencies such as Councils, Community Groups, and other Charities. They are keen to grow this activity significantly in the coming years to reach more people and improve their financial sustainability.

Check out their website for more details

They are entering into an exciting development period with a recently appointed CEO and an ambitious 5-year strategy for growth. They are looking to co-opt a number of members onto their Board and to compile a pool to fill upcoming vacancies. They are seeking members from the following professional backgrounds…

·      The Arts

·      Finance and Governance

·      Fundraising

·      Marketing and PR

·      Business/HR/IT

The time commitment is 6 meetings per year and an additional 1 or 2 Strategy Days. The positions are non-remunerative. Travel expenses will be covered, and induction and training will be provided.

The Arts Care Board Terms of Reference and Board Member Role Profile are attached.

To express an interest please send a CV and a brief supporting statement to by 5pm on Fri 20th May 2022.