New Trustee Vacancies


We’re searching for new Trustees, who share our commitment to artists and community development, believe in nurturing a city’s infrastructure, and uphold care and equity at their core, to join the East Street Arts Board.

We support artists to create resilient and sustainable practices that will affect positive change in the places we live and work, whilst also disrupting social and sector inequalities. We invite new Trustees to join us in achieving this mission.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who are passionate about the arts, community engagement, learning, and socio-economic development. These roles are ideal if you are eager to contribute significantly to the progress of a vibrant, dynamic, and creative organisation operating in Leeds, with a national and international influence.

We appreciate the unique insights and perspectives that personal experiences contribute to a robust and diverse Board of Trustees. In this spirit, we are inviting candidates who have skills, networks, work or lived experienced in any one of following areas, or can bring transferrable skills from other sectors:

  • Philanthropy and fundraising in the charity sector.
  • Knowledge of local business and economic development.
  • Hospitality (particularly in hotels) or travel and tourism sector.
  • Commercial ventures and diversifying income generation.
  • Environmental sustainability or climate justice.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Arts and culture, especially as a practising artist or creative producer.
  • Leeds communities such as Harehills, Chapeltown, Burmantofts, Mabgate, Lincoln Green, or Beeston.

You don’t have to have been a trustee before. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who identify as LGBTQIA+, d/Disabled, Global Majority backgrounds, and those living in Harehills, Chapeltown, Burmantofts, Mabgate, Lincoln Green, or Beeston.

If you resonate with any of these criteria, we’re eager to connect with you. Joining the Board at East Street Arts is more than attending meetings; it’s about being an integral part of a team, engaging in meaningful dialogue, representing our values as an ambassador, and actively contributing to our collective vision of supporting artists creating positive change.

How to apply

Download the recruitment pack below for more information about the roles and details of how to apply.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 10 March 2024.
We expect interviews to take place in person on Monday 25 March 2024.

If you are interested and would value an informal conversation about becoming a Trustee, we would love to hear from you and can arrange an informal conversation with any of our trustees. Please email Anita Kumari, Executive Director, at to express your interest.

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