Trustees and Chair, Stopgap Dance Company

  • 23rd September 2019
  • South East
  • Part time (trustee)
  • Unpaid
  • dance
  • Sho Shibata


During the course of its twenty-year history, Stopgap Dance Company has built a strong reputation in the performing arts industry nationally and internationally. Stopgap’s focus is to create exceptional artistic works with diverse artists and to offer an artistic programme that affects a wide range of audiences. The company also delivers developmental programmes for artists, teachers and the community to demonstrate the value of inclusivity.

Having received a 45% uplift in core funding from Arts Council England in 2018, the company has entered the next phase of organisational growth and is seeking new Trustees and a new talented and enthusiastic Chair to lead the Board at a very exciting point in its history.

Seeking a new Chair of the Board

The Chair is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, along with the Board of Trustees. The Chair supports the organisation to develop its ambitious aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. The Chair acts as a safe space and a sounding board to the Executive Producer and Artistic Director.

The company is seeking an individual with expertise in a broad range of areas including:

  • Chairing of Board of Trustees
  • Financial management/accounting
  • Charity law
  • Support and advising the Artistic Director and Executive Producer
  • Fundraising – trusts and foundations
  • An interest in strategic planning within the arts industry
  • Promotion of diversity
  • Marketing and/or public relations

Seeking new Trustees

Stopgap would also love to hear from individuals interested in becoming a Board member with experience and expertise in one of the above skills listed. The Trustees work alongside the Chair to support the organisation to develop its aims, objectives and goals.

For further information and how to apply, please download the Trustee and Chair recruitment pack from