Election of New DC Members Representative to the Devonshire Collective Board


Devonshire Collective

Election of a new 2nd DC Member Representative to the Devonshire Collective CIC Board of Directors for 2019 / 2020

The Board of Directors are inviting nominations from the current Devonshire Collective membership body to join as a 2nd DC Member Representative on the Board.

Lucy Dean, DC Board Director’s two year tenure as a DC Members Representative is now coming to an end.

“I have really enjoyed my time on the board, so much so I am only stepping down as a member’s representatives but not coming off the board.  My new role on the board will have more to do with supporting the DC Educators and the New DC Learn programme.

Being a board member has been a learning curve, but it’s an interesting job, and working alongside the experienced arts professionals on the board is a privilege.

It’s an exciting time to be on the board as DC is still a young organisation developing its identity. You do need to be prepared to give your time and creative thinking.” – Lucy Dean

Nominated individuals must be current DC members (fully paid or free through living in Devonshire West area).

You can nominate yourself or another member.

Key Dates;

Announcement of Election for a 2nd DC Member Representative: Friday 14thJune at 12noon

Deadline for nominations: Friday 28thJune at 5pm

Ballot papers emailed & posted: Monday 1st July at 11am

Voting deadline: Friday 5th July at 5pm

Election results announced Monday 8thJuly at 5pm.

Once elected, the new DC Member Representative to the Board will represent the views, concerns and ideas of all DC Members, not their own interests.

DC Member Representatives to the Board will be expected to attend 6-12 Board Meetings per year minimum and support the work of the organisation, the Board currently meets once per month.

2ndDC Member Representative will sit on the Board for 1.5 years for 2019/20. A new representative will be elected next February 2021. You can stand for re-election.

Why Join Our Board? 

  1. Get more involved in the local arts community
  2. Represent views of individual artists, makers and creatives in our network
  3. Learn new skills and receive training on being a Board Director
  4. Help make strategic decisions about the running of our charitable business for the benefit of the community and wider public
  5. Have fun being involved in behind-the-scenes running of an organization

How to Nominate Yourself for Election

To nominate yourself, please email info@devonshirecollective.co.ukwith:

  • Name
  • A 50/100-word statement about yourself
  • Why you want to join the Board and what you would bring to DC membership