The Crescent – Chair – closing 24 Aug

The Crescent Arts Centre has served the population of the city and beyond with a broad range of arts and cultural activities for over forty years. We’re looking for a new Chair to lead the organisation into our next exciting phase of development.

The Crescent is an arts centre situated in South Belfast, which has served the population of the city and beyond with a broad range of arts and cultural activities for over forty years. Last year (2019/20), more than 6,000 people engaged in the Crescent’s cultural programmes, half of whom were active participants in creative courses and one-off workshops, the other half attended live performances or our Book Festival. That does not include those who participated in outreach programmes, came to non-ticketed activities, or used the café.

From our creative learning programme to our live events, and our outreach work in community centres and health care settings, we aim to provide creative and interesting opportunities for everyone.

The Board of the Crescent helps to drive our development and contribute to our strategy for future success. The Chair provides visionary leadership and experience to the Board in developing the activities that most fulfil our purpose and values.

Board members of the Crescent also have the opportunity to gain new skills and the chance to be part of an innovative, creative hub in the process. Even though this is a voluntary Chair role, leading the Board is crucial to maintaining our high standards of governance and the overall financial and cultural well-being of the organisation.

The Chair’s role is key in ensuring that there is strong oversight at board level, and effective management at staff level. We’re looking for strong leadership, a healthy challenge function, and valued support for our staff team.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply

Find out more about the role by downloading the Information Pack from the link below at If you have any questions or just want a chat about the position, contact Engage Director Patrick Minne on 07792 509003 or email

The Crescent – Chair

The deadline for applications is: Monday 24 August 2020 at 11:59am

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.