Join Cake Tin Foundation/Mother’s Ruin Board of Trustees

Opportunity to join Cake Tin Foundation/Mother’s Ruin Board of Trustees

We are currently seeking to develop our board of trustees for Cake Tin Foundation (registered charity 1139087). This board will also function as a steering/ advisory group for Mother’s Ruin, a company solely owned by Cake Tin Foundation.

Mother’s Ruin is a trailblazing producing house that delivers a range of performance opportunities for Queer regional artists in established theatre venues.

Founded in 2009, Mother’s Ruin works to deliver the charitable aims of Cake Tin Foundation which supports Queer regional platforms and new, emerging and established Queer artists whose work challenges the status quo around issues of gender and sexuality.

Based at Contact Theatre in Manchester and currently supported by Arts Council England, we produce 6-8 events annually with established regional theatre venues across the north of England including Manchester Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Arc Stockton.

Our work combines venue consultation around LGBTQ and wider audience engagement, participation and development, Queer artist development workshops, scratch nights, variety spectacles and tailored events.

We are currently undertaking a development strategy to cement our vision for the next 3 years and are specifically seeking the following skillsets from our board of Trustees:

An avid interest in alternative performance
Demonstrated interest and awareness to regional LGBTQ community issues
Knowledge of applying business acumen and strategy to grass roots arts organisations
Fundraising for the performing arts and/or LGBTQ community events
Demonstrated track record of arts marketing, IT and data sharing
Working knowledge and contacts in wider regional arts venues and audience development

The purpose of this recruitment is to create a thriving board of active trustees to support and steer the directors and help galvanise our vision to create a strident sustainable business model within grass roots arts provision. This in turn will ensure our continued success and provision for a disparate, often isolated but always compelling community.

We expect an initial 12 month tenure for this role which is renewable. We envisage 3-4 meetings a year to be held in Manchester.

We envisage if not all of our board members then at least our 3 to 4 board meetings over the year being held across the north to reflect the current geography of our work, clients and audience.

If you are interested in applying to join our board please email us a letter setting out your interest in the role, along with a current CV to tim@mothersruin.co.uk by Monday 20th November.

Alternatively if you know someone you think might be interested and suitable please do forward your suggestion.

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