Liverpool Biennial Are Advertising For New Trustees

Date posted:
Tue 09 November 2021

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s leading festival of contemporary art. Taking over historic sites, galleries and unexpected public spaces, the Biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two decades.

In addition to presenting a biannual free city-wide event, the Biennial is underpinned by a year-round programme of research, community projects, education, residencies and commissions.

Liverpool Biennial is supported by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council, the organisation is also registered charity. The Biennial are looking to appoint a number of new Trustees in early 2022, to help Liverpool Biennial achieve its ambitious plans for the future, providing foresight and challenge to our purpose and ideology.

Trustees will aim to ensure best practice across the organisation’s activities, promote diversity and aid in raising the Biennial's profile nationally and internationally in readiness for future Biennial editions.

The resolve is that Liverpool Biennial should represent today’s society, therefore They are keen to hear from a diverse spectrum of people; especially those who are currently underrepresented on boards of charitable and arts organisations including women, Black, Asian, ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+, individuals living with disabilities as well as young people aged 18-25.

They welcome all applicants who are willing to commit their time, energy, and experience to provide strategic support to the organisation. Furthermore, they are particularly interested in people who would bring an understanding of one or more of the following fields:

• Finance and accounting

• Legal services

• Sustainability and environmental concerns

• Learning and Communities

Ideally you will be:

• Based, or connected, to Liverpool - either professionally or personally

• Passionate about charities and the difference they make to the broadest of audiences;

• Enthusiastic about the arts, and the power of creativity to transform lives;

• Brave, with a sense of adventure to help us to deliver future Biennials.

Please note that this is a voluntary role. Travel and other agreed expenses will be reimbursed, and the time commitment is roughly one half-day per month.

Currently, Board Meetings are held in Liverpool and online, and take place four times a year. As a Board Member, there will be additional events to which you will be invited that may require travel.

The closing date for express your interest is Thursday 6 January, after which a committee of the Board will review applications and invite a short-list of applicants to interview. Interviews will take place in Liverpool on Thursday 27th January.

Please visit the Liverpool Biennial website at for further details and how to apply.

Read the Candidate Information here.