Chair of the Board of Trustees, Film and Video Umbrella


Applications are open and ongoing until we find a candidate. 

Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) is a pioneering arts charity. For three decades, primarily under the leadership of Director Steven Bode, we have led the way in championing new creative talent and promoting innovative ideas by contemporary artists working with the moving image. During that time, we have commissioned many of the foremost figures in the field – including Ed Atkins, Cory Arcangel, Duncan Campbell, Simon Fujiwara, Isaac Julien, Rachel Maclean, Elizabeth Price and Marianna Simnett – and worked in close collaboration with a diverse range of museums, galleries and other venues, nationally and internationally. 

FVU is a registered charity. Core funding comes from Arts Council England as one of their National Portfolio Organisations. We raise the vast majority of our additional funding and income on a project-by-project basis, from trusts, foundations and exhibition venues. Currently, a relatively small proportion of our project funding comes from other sources such as educational bodies, corporate sponsorship, and individual donors, and we supplement our overheads via commercial activities such as consultancy, publication sales and equipment rentals.

Following the news that our current Chair, Eddie Berg, is stepping down this summer and moving to the US, the Board seeks an exceptional new Chair to work with the senior management team to support the organisation through its next phase of development and business planning for the next NPO period. With strong leadership skills, excellent networks across the creative industries and beyond and an enthusiasm for artists working with film and digital media, the new Chair will work alongside a talented and committed group of Trustees with considerable experience and expertise across areas such as fundraising, PR, communications, film & tech. 

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Applications are open and ongoing until we find a candidate. Interviews will be held in London.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.