Opportunities Arts volunteering Bluecoat: Board members Area: LiverpoolDeadline: Friday 28 April 2017 Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, offering a year-round programme of exhibitions and a range of music, dance, literature, live art and heritage events. As conservators of a rich history and ornate building, 300 years old this year, it is also home to around thirty artists, collectives, small arts organisations and craftspeople. The building’s 300th anniversary in 2017 has been a catalyst to refresh the Bluecoat's purpose as a space for artists, audiences and participants in the arts. As the UK’s first arts centre it is using this occasion to reflect, to plan for the future and to develop new ways to ensure everything it does is both relevant to our times and excellent in content and execution. The most significant shift in its work from 2018 will be a sharper focus on artists’ practice. Its ambition is to develop an artists’ hub for the North, underpinned by local talent development and linked to national and international opportunities. An engaged and expert board with an in-depth knowledge of the arts alongside national and international networks is essential to help it make this shift. Accordingly it is seeking new board members with an arts background to support the Bluecoat in fulfilling this ambition. For full details and to apply, please visit the Bluecoat website.