Rolling Opportunity – Join our advisory board.

Two Queens is an Artist Led gallery space and studio complex in the Cultural Quarter of Leicester which has provided a programme of exciting public exhibitions in the city since 2012. With a critical approach to artistic programming and an interest in experimental modes of exhibition making, Two Queens is committed to providing the opportunity for emerging artists to develop new ways of working on an ambitious scale.

We house a studio of 50+ artists, a growing associate membership and a learning and artist development programme of free workshops and events. We want to invest our energy into developing new models and ways of working which embody a culture of equity, care, responsibility and meaningful support for artists.

We are looking for board members who understand the ethos and aims of Two Queens as an artist-run space, and the unique benefits and challenges that come with an organisation of this kind. Board members will work to strengthen the organisation, helping to secure new income sources and assisting in organisational development, including the development of new policies and programmes.

We are interested in applicants with expertise in fundraising, overseeing capital projects, financial and legal backgrounds, and those who can bring a critical view to our approaches to achieving equity and access for all. We particularly welcome those from backgrounds that are under-represented within the contemporary visual art workforce and audiences, including those who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnicity background, those who are from a working class background, disabled, D/deaf or neurodiverse. 

The board will be an advisory panel initially, with the intention of formalising full trustee status at a later stage. We expect the board will meet quarterly and additionally work to support projects outside of those meetings, equivalent to not more than one day’s work per month. Meetings will take place over Zoom in the first instance and we will endeavour to make the format of meetings as accessible and manageable as possible. This is an unpaid position but reasonable trustee expenses will be reimbursed.

To apply, please send an expression of interest by email to info@2queens.com outlining your relevant skills and experience. We will also accept applications through other means, such as audio/video recording or face to face meeting if preferred. Pre-application enquiries can be made to the same address. We do not intend to hold formal interviews but may request a meeting as part of the appointment process.

This is a rolling opportunity with no deadline, members will be brought onto the advisory board as and when particular skills and experiences are required.

For more information about Two Queens visit www.2queens.com