New members sought for award-winning Ballymena Arts Partnership

17 September 2012

Following a fabulous year for Ballymena Arts Partnership, from Awards to Presidential Receptions, the group are now putting out a call to local people for new members to expand the groups work.

The Partnership is a consultative body to Ballymena Borough Council, created as a forum open to all people involved in the arts community in the Borough of Ballymena

The purpose of the group is to further the advancement of the arts and support local arts activity and current members work hard in their spare time to start up new initiatives such as the Film/ Cinema club at The Braid Arts Centre, The Braid Comedy Club, The Braid Real Music Club and lots of new initiatives and events.

New members are welcome from any area of the arts, however we are currently under represented in the following areas: marketing/ promotion, social media, visual arts, arts education and dance.

The Braid Arts Centre is working towards the Arts & Disability Equality Charter and we want to make the group more representative of the local community by particularly appealing to disabled people, disabled artists or people with experience of disabilities

We are interested in new members who have a range of skills, can deliver events and programmes, can represent the group at events and can reach into the community or represent an art form

Anyone wishing to apply to be a member of the Partnership should apply in writing stating their experience of arts/ community arts/ disability arts in Ballymena/ Northern Ireland or beyond and their reasons for wishing to be a member of the Partnership

Applicants must be resident in the Borough of Ballymena and membership is open to representatives irrespective of gender, religion or political opinion

Applications will be judged by Ballymena Arts Partnership and 6 invitations issued to successful applicants, previous members of the Partnership cannot re-apply.

Rosalind Lowry, Arts & Events Development Officer and member of the group commented,

‘Ballymena Arts Partnership has gone from strength to strength over the past 3 years and we are very lucky to have a great membership, all committed to bringing the best in arts and new initiatives to the Borough. We would welcome 6 new members to join us to help broaden the work of the group and further advance the arts in Ballymena’

Anyone interested in applying should do so in writing to:

Rosalind Lowry

Arts & Events Development Officer, The Braid Arts Centre, 1 – 29 Bridge Street, Ballymena BT43 5NG

Deadline for applications: Friday 5th October 2012

For further details or an informal chat contact – Rosalind Lowry – 028 25 635900

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