Careers with PAPER Arts

Board Members

We’re looking for new Board Members !

• Do you live, work or have a strong connection to the St Pauls community?
• Do you have a background in HR, Legals or Finance?
• Do you have experience within Bristol’s creative sector and a passion for supporting young people to see the creative industries as a viable job route?

If so, we want to hear from you!

PAPER Arts are an innovative Community Interest Company. Proudly based in St. Paul’s, we help 18 to 30 year olds in Bristol to build a network and establish a creative career by developing a community and supporting them to grow in confidence.

There are many organisations in Bristol delivering fantastic programmes for young creatives. We act as an alumni network to continue an offering of support even after programmes have ended, bridging the gap between learning the skills and working and living as a creative. Through enabling the next generation to pursue creative careers, we will continue to have the resources to keep the Arts and Culture within the UK alive.

We simply explain the reasoning why we do what we do, in five words: to Disrupt, to Tackle, to Encourage, to Support and to Retain.

Disrupting the view of the ‘starving artist’ and addressing the stigma around creative careers
Tackling the issue of loneliness and isolation within the industry
Encouraging personal + soft skill development
Supporting the recovery of the creative sector post Covid-19
Retaining young people in the industry

We are currently seeking new board members with experience in HR, Legals, or Finance, to support PAPER Arts to capitalize on our six year track record of providing industry knowledge, mentoring and creative enterprise training for young people; from workshops, courses, internships and work experience programmes.

All board member roles are voluntary.

To find out more about PAPER Arts and the board member roles please email [email protected]

Location

Salary/rate

Voluntary

Contract type

Hours

2-3 hours a month plus quarterly Board meetings

Application DeadliNE

Open

How to apply

Email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

More Careers with PAPER Arts

Freelance

Mural Artist

Paid at Artist’s Union England rates.

Board Members

Voluntary

The future of paper arts

A Statement from the Board of Directors

 

Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

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