Join our Board of Trustees

We're seeking exceptional and dynamic Trustees

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Join the IOU Board of Trustees 


The Board of IOU is seeking to appoint exceptional and dynamic Trustees to lead the company through the next phase of development. Trustees will have expertise in their sector with extensive networks in the arts, business or creative industries. We are seeking Trustees with a passion for engaging people in the arts and creative industries and an enthusiasm and empathy for the vision, mission and values of IOU.  

IOU make original, unpredictable interdisciplinary art from our creation centre in Halifax, West Yorkshire,  inspiring curiosity and wonder, developing talent and presenting to a diverse range of local, national and international audiences. 

IOU is artist led and collaborative: working with interdisciplinary artists to engage diverse audiences through original and exceptional art that changes perspectives of the world. We aim to attract and develop talent through collaboration and professional development programmes with a focus on IOU’s unique style in innovative engineering, construction and invention. Our work aims to de-familiarise everyday objects and locations to produce work that is unconstrained, innovative and darkly humorous. 

Trustees will support IOU in the effective and managed delivery of its ambitions and the next phase of development. To this end, it is seeking candidates with skills in one or more of the following areas to join the Board at this time:

  • Business development & fundraising
  • Technology & Innovation
  • The Arts & Festivals
  • Finance
  • Strategic Communications
  • Inclusion, equality and diversity

To apply please visit the Trustee Recruitment Brief and send a two-page CV and a covering letter which responds to the brief to:

Deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12 noon

Interviews: W/C June 10th 2019

Start Date: July 2019

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