Join our Board of Directors, Festival of Making CIC

Join our Board of Directors, Festival of Making CIC

  • Closes: 11th December 2020
  • Type: Part time (voluntary worker)
  • Salary: Unpaid
  • Contact: Lauren Zawadzki

The National Festival of Making is looking to recruit up to 2 new Board Directors to continue to strengthen and diversify the existing team.

The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of making, from the kitchen table to the factory floor; presenting a programme of work that combines Art, Manufacturing, Making and Communities; commissions national and international artists to create original works and participatory programmes and that engages local audiences and increases culture seeking visitors.

As a Board Member, you’ll be part of a team creating opportunities for tens of thousands of people to take part in high quality artistic and making experiences that engage the cultural industries with the industrial sector and regional communities.

In the development of our organisation, we see great value in expanding the number of appointed Directors to; scrutinise the work of the organisation, provide guidance in how we set values and standards to best ensure the work we deliver serves the community we serve, and that funds are appropriately allocated.

Applicants must have a passion for arts and culture and have worked in a meaningful / influential and/or strategic role within their sector. 


Your expertise may include:

— Directorship of ACE National Portfolio Organisations or Arts Leadership

— Maker Industries and/or Manufacturing

— Community Engagement and Participation

— Young People

— Expertise in Digital Technologies

— Fundraising

— Expertise in Legal, Commercial, and/or Finance and Audit

We are committed to the Creative Case for Diversity and we welcome applications from those who reflect the diverse nature of the local communities we serve, particularly in Blackburn, Lancashire. Read more about our commitment in the full Information Pack.

These are voluntary positions with travel and expenses to board meetings refundable. 

Board meetings are quarterly and diarised at a suitable time for all members. Meetings are held in the North West, generally in Blackburn, Lancaster or online.

For the full Information Pack relating to this role and for more details on how to apply please visit or email