WANTED: NEW Trustees for Arts Charity Wise Thoughts

Wise Thoughts is a pioneering LGBTQI+ & BAME arts charity based in Haringey, London.

Established in 1999, Wise Thoughts works with LGBTQI+ and BAME artists, film-makers and practitioners to organise arts events, such as GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, which is an annual LGBTQI+ cross-art festival.

Our work ranges from local and regional to international initiatives, depending upon the nature of each creative project.

We also deliver services that help address social justice issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Wise Thoughts is now looking for new trustees to join our Board of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to shape Wise Thoughts future activities and take the charity forward into a sustainable and exciting future. We want to ensure that our Board of Trustees represents the diversity of the people that the charity serves and works with.

The Board has prioritised the following areas for recruiting new board members:

  • Women
  • Trans people
  • Individuals from Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean and Middle Eastern communities.

If you have lived-in experience of LGBTQI+ and BAME communities and have a strong desire and commitment to help as a valuable, experienced volunteer at Board level, or if you have a refreshing perspective of ground realities, please get in touch with us.

For find out more about Wise Thoughts, check our website https://wisethoughts.org/

For any further information, and to let us know your interest in joining our Board of Trustees and to make a difference please contact our chair Bhavini Chavda, via email with a subject line ‘New Trustees’ to ‘info @ wisethoughts.org’ (removing spaces)

This is an unpaid volunteer position, but reasonable travel expenses against valid receipt will be paid.

If suitable, our board meetings are open to online attendance and participation.

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