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Become a Trustee

We are now looking to recruit up to five additional Trustees to join the existing team of six, to fill gaps in skills and to better represent the diverse communities of Sheffield and Yorkshire.

Diversity amongst our studio holders and audience is central to our cause; we believe that only with a diverse team will we enrich our knowledge base, decision-making and governance and therefore deliver this cause effectively.

We are looking for Trustees with experience, knowledge and skills in the following areas – we understand that you may bring more than one of the aspects we are looking for in terms of both skills and diversity:

  • Working as an artist, in a studio community, and/or selling work commercially;
  • Commerce and enterprise, e.g. development & management of creative space;
  • HR, including equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives in any sector;
  • Law and/or legal property matters;
  • Finance, risk and accountancy within the charity sector.

Being on the board of YAS is enjoyable and rewarding. By joining, you will become part of a mutually supportive and ambitious creative community. You will be supported by the Director and your fellow Trustees to ensure you feel equipped to support the charity.


If you would like to find out more about becoming a Trustee at YAS before making an application, please get in touch for an informal chat. You can contact YAS Director Georgina Kettlewell on or 0114 276 1769 by phone call.

If you wish to apply, please submit your application to Georgina in a format that works for you, for example in writing or a video. Please describe your reasons for wanting to join our team of Trustees, what you would bring to the role and any relevant past experience. We also ask that you complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, available here.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 6 November 2023.

We are committed to meeting any access support needs you might have including reasonable access support costs relating to care, travel expenses and translation or interpretation services.