Call Out – Young Person to Chair Dorset Arts Together – Young People’s Hub

The Arts Development Co. and current Chair Mark Tattersall, Director of Dorchester Arts are seeking a young person aged 25 or under who would like to take on the role of chairing the Children & Young People’s hub (C&YP hub) group of Dorset Arts Together.

What is the Dorset Arts Together?

Dorset Arts Together (DAT)  is a collaboration which brings together over 80 individuals and organisations in a pan Dorset group which is an Arts Council England (ACE) national exemplar for increasing resilience and sustainability through networking.  The collaboration is underpinned by agreed principles:

  • That increasing engagement in arts and culture is a good thing
  • That we can achieve more collectively than we can as individual organisations
  • That organisations attend because they want to be there and are getting something from it

What is the Children & Young People Hub?

The Children & Young People’s hub is one of several hub groups within the DAT collaboration. The purpose of this hub is to lead, make links and initiate partnership in the arts and culture to work on projects that ensure that benefits and engages children and young people.

What would it involve?

This role would be well-supported and could be undertaken by a young person already working with an arts/cultural organisation or an independent individual.

The voluntary role involves working with Hannah Baker from The Arts Development Company to plan each agenda and then chair the meetings themselves.  This opportunity is to take forward the hub to become young person led and be steered by the current agenda for young people in the county.

The commitment would be for a minimum of three meetings which take place between every three to four months.

How to apply?

To apply in the first instance please send a letter via email explaining why you would be interested in the role and what you feel you would bring to the role to:

Deadline: September 4th 2017

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact Hannah on 01305 224525.

The next meeting for the C&YP hub will be Thursday 21st September, 10am at West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, Dorchester.

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