High Peak Community Arts is managed by a voluntary management committee who are also trustees of the charity. The management committee is elected each year by our members at the Annual General Meeting. We strive to be accountable to the community and we encourage broad membership.
Current trustees include people with a background in journalism, education, voluntary services and business communications. We also have project participants on the board and partners who work with us on projects.
Click here to find out about becoming a trustee.
There are three members of staff who work part time: an administrator, and two creative project managers. We have no chief executive or managing director. In fact, there is no hierarchy at all. We work collaboratively to make sure the organisation runs efficiently and we develop specific areas of work according to our expertise, passion and commitment. By the way, it’s a great place to work. We are…….
Programme Manager, Arts and Wellbeing
Programme Manager, Youth Arts
Finance and Administration manager
(No picture just yet as he’s very shy!!)
We also work with a large pool of freelance artists and project co-ordinators. We’re always keen to meet new artists who have experience of working with people, and we pass on recommendations to schools, agencies and other organisations. Each year we contract as many as 50 freelance artists.
This approach keeps us small and flexible; able to bring in the right team for the right project.