Trustee

Website Vincent Dance Theatre via Trustees Unlimited

Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) produces powerful and engaging dance theatre accompanied by extensive programmes of social engagement and professional development work.

Charlotte Vincent is considered ‘one of the UK’s leading female choreographer/directors’ and ‘one of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today’ (The Observer). VDT is an international ensemble of multi-tasking collaborators who devise interdisciplinary performance to challenge conventional values in dance and gender politics.

Charlotte Vincent’s distinctive voice is increasingly in demand as a facilitator, provocateur and catalyst for critical debate. Charlotte facilitates professional development work through VDT’s mentoring and CPD programmes and via Dance Agencies in the UK and abroad.

VDT places importance on gender equality, provides supportive work conditions for parents to return to work and collaborates across generations. The company is currently developing ways to distribute Vincent’s work both live and online, ‘touring’ in more parent-friendly and ecologically sustainable ways.

In 2022 VDT is premiering and touring Hold Tight a new live on-stage production which reflects on themes of enforced separation and insecurity to draw parallels between the impact of the global pandemic on family relationships and the effects adverse childhood experiences have on young lives.

Visit VDT’s ‘What’s On’ for more information on what the company is working on over the next few months.
VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England. VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome.

‘Given the cultural and financial vicissitudes of the past two decades, it’s pretty remarkable that Charlotte Vincent has kept her own independent dance company running for 21 years.’
The Guardian, 2015

Position Description

Trustees work closely with the Chair and Artistic Director helping them to achieve the aims of Vincent Dance Theatre. We think having a more diverse range of voices and lived experience around the table will help us develop our plans and a more robust business model.

We already have Trustees with expertise in working with young people; delivering participation; working with HEIs/research; in the commercial world and with good knowledge about inclusion – so would welcome new Trustees with different skills. We need Trustees able to robustly scrutinise our budgets, the delivery of our mission, our business model and how we meet new Funding Agreements – and any new Trustee would be supported to do this. We think it’s a great opportunity to make a real difference. Externally, you will be VDT’s champion and advocate, strengthening our reputation and articulating the value and relevance of VDT. We particularly welcome applications from people who are of African or Asian heritage or ethnically diverse, people with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities or neurodiversity such as autism and dyslexia) and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as these groups remain underrepresented in our sector.

Find out more by downloading the Trustee Recruitment Pack: https://www.vincentdt.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Trustee-Recruitment-Pack-2022.pdf

Closing Date: 03 April 2023

We look forward to hearing from you!

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