The AGM of Arts Development UK is this year taking place during the ADUK Annual Conference on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 at The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF at 19.30. All members are warmly invited to attend.
2015/16 has been both a challenging and rewarding year for us. We have again extended our membership to a wider catchment of arts organisations and individuals and our professional fellowship programme has also gone from strength to strength. Our members continue to face challenging economic circumstances but we are pleased to report that we have been able to maintain membership numbers in 2015. We want our association to continue to have influence with policy makers and funders and have a key role in training, developing and representing our profession.
To do so we need to appoint a new National Trustees Committee, and this year the Officer positions of Chair and Secretary are open for nomination, together with 2 further Trustee appointments. Please note that the appointment of each officer is for two years.
We are also seeking the appointment (or re-appointment as incumbents can be accepted for a further 2 years of service) of half of our regional coordinator positions. These are 2 year appointments and we are requesting that half of incumbents voted in last year stay on as Regional Coordinators. This means that we are also seeking nominations for one regional coordinator in each of the following areas:
• East & West Midlands Region (2 positions are available)
• Eastern Region
• North West Region
• South East Region: (2 positions are available)
• South West Region (2 positions are available)
• Yorkshire & the NE Region
• South Wales
• West & Mid Wales
• North Wales
These will be for 2-year duration and are advisory and development positions. If you wish to either stand for any position, or nominate a member for a position, please find the agenda and nomination papers here: AGM 2016 Agenda & Nominations letter 9-1-16.
I would be grateful if you could complete and return the relevant enclosed form to me on or before Friday 29th January 2016, so that nominations can be presented to the AGM on 23rd Feb. If you need information any of the positions, please contact me on 01269 824728 or email ADUK on artsdevUK@aol.com. I look forward to seeing you at the Conference & AGM in February in Norwich.
Pete Bryan Administrator and Company Secretary of ADUK