Articulate is growing and our work relies completely on the support of volunteers and on charitable donations. To donate please visit our Virgin Giving page or post a cheque made payable to 'Articulate' to:
ARTICULATE, ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GB
Our programme is delivered by experienced artists, arts educators and facilitators. They all work on a voluntary basis and come from such various backgrounds as: gallery educators, arts youth workers, photographers and community drama practitioners. The one thing they have in common is their experience of the power and playfulness of the creative process.
How we are funded
Fundraising events (such as art auctions and market stalls)
Project funding (by Arts Council England British Council, Youth in Action)
Our future focus
Developing more sustainable ways of working with local partners and arts professionals
Developing long-term UK projects with groups of ‘at risk’ children and young people
Fundraising to employ a core team of staff
Help shape our future by joining our Board
“For children who have lived their lives with violence and criticism, the therapeutic value of art is invaluable.” Karen Baker, Director of JUCONI, Ecuador
Articulate offers creative workshops run by art educators, art therapists and volunteer artists, to children and young people living in, or temporarily exposed to, deprived and precarious circumstances. Our activities use art to build a sense of self-worth that results in enduring personal resilience.
We’re proud of what we do and feel that we offer something that others can’t. Since 2001, we have been working with the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised children and young people. We offer them Creative Safe Spaces to explore, express and enjoy themselves.
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, committed individual to join the Articulate Board and make a significant contribution to our future.
We’re seeking a new member who can:
Help us widen our network and connect with potential donors, influencers and advocates to support our work
Help us establish a private giving programme
Financial management skills are also desirable.
Your commitment to us
Trustees oversee the governance of the charity, act as ambassadors and are expected to be proactive in fundraising activities.
Trustees are asked to attend a minimum of three meetings per year. Meetings are held in central London in the early evenings, with additional meetings scheduled as required. Trustees also attend and support fundraising events in Brighton and London.
We are a small charity with limited core funds and this role is crucial for the growth, sustainability and development of the charity. We are therefore seeking someone able to dedicate time to the role, e.g. in building relationships with new patrons and advocates and in helping us to develop and deliver our strategy. On average we would expect this to translate into c. a half day per week.
This is a voluntary role and at present we are unable to reimburse travel expenses although we will review this in the future. We expect our Board members to be in role for a minimum of three years.
Our commitment to you
Staff, Board members and volunteers who work with Articulate are committed, talented and interesting individuals from a range of backgrounds. We offer regular opportunities to experience and engage with our programmes and events, to meet other people and to have fun.
We believe that art made by children is so much more than play. We give young people made powerless by the world around them an outlet to express themselves and feel valued, protected, heard and understood.
Our UK-based team recruits skilled, experienced artists and trains them to run creative workshops for young, vulnerable people - from the favelas of Brazil to youth groups in Brighton. All our finances are directed to delivering our projects and researching new opportunities. We depend entirely on our volunteers, donations and grant funding.
Interested? To apply, please email email@example.com with:
An expression of interest (max 800 words) stating:
why you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees for Articulate
what you feel you can bring to the role
what relevant experience you have
a brief overview of your idea(s) for helping Articulate develop new funding streams.
Your CV (max 2 pages)
Deadline: Friday 20th September 2019
Fundraise for us
Run an event, a marathon or a market stall
Sell cakes, run a marathon or climb a mountain - there are lots of fun and challenging ways to raise money for ARTICULATE.
Give while you shop online
Use Easy Fundraising to make donations while you shop online, at no cost or extra effort to you: new.easyfundraising.org.uk
Do you run or represent a company which would like to donate to us? We are looking for local and national businesses who can support us via corporate sponsorship. While helping children and young people get creative, your support would have a lasting positive impact on their lives.
Leave a gift to ARTICULATE in your will and know that your generosity will go one supporting vulnerable children and young people to explore, express and enjoy themselves through art. The confidence and self-esteem gained in their creative experiences will last a lifetime and so can your gift.
Partner with us
Do you run an NGO, charity or organisation interested in partnering with us? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org