A Carlisle arts charity is looking for people to become trustees to oversee its work.
Prism Arts, which has worked with people with disabilities for more than 30 years, wants volunteers from all walks of life to join its board.
The organisation, which recently moved into the Central Methodist Hall on Market Street, is particularly looking for people with experience in fundraising, community engagement initiatives and charity finances, including the role of treasurer, and someone with lived experience of disability.
But they are happy to hear from anyone interested in becoming a trustee.
Creative and strategic director Catherine Coulthard said: “We are looking for trustees to help us drive Prism Arts into a new and exciting chapter.
“After a period of review we have developed a really clear vision for our charity.
“We want to develop a fully integrated organisation, which will see our artists gain skills and access opportunities to have their work appreciated and enjoyed by local, national and worldwide audiences.
“If you are interested in helping us do this by joining our board of trustees, please get in touch.”
Amyn Fazal, one of the current six trustees overseeing Prism, describes the role as being a critical friend.
Although the position is unpaid it does carry with it duties and responsibilities.
“Your job as a trustee is not to actually run the charity. It’s really to provide guidance when needed,” said Mr Fazal who joined the board in 2017 after retiring as chief executive of Penrith Building Society.
“You are there when any queries come up and somebody needs a bit of help.
“It’s quite a subtle role, because you don’t want to be saying every day, oh, I’d do it this way. But it is to look and certainly be a critical friend if you like.”
* If you are interested in becoming a trustee visit www.prismarts.org.uk/work-with-us/join-our-board-of-trustees/
Alternatively, email [email protected] or call 01228 587691.