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Board of Trustees Vacancies

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Depot Artspace
12 Feb 2021
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Depot Artspace is a multi-disciplinary grassroots creative community based in Devonport. The Depot’s philosophy of encouragement, support and inclusiveness has been its touchstone since opening in 1996 and has been the basis on which it has grown to support creatives across all practices, at different levels of development and across all generations.

Since 1996 the Depot has organised and hosted nearly 2000 exhibitions featuring more than 4000 artists, has supported and mentored 2000 creatives on its ArtsLab programme, welcomed hundreds of musicians into its rehearsal space and undertaken hundreds more recording projects. We have produced 76 LOUD magazines and a variety of other publications all of which celebrate the significance of the arts in our society. Our most recent initiative is an interactive digital platform Revolution Creative that promotes the work of creatives across all disciplines to employers

The creative sector is entering a new era of change and we need to find strategies and approaches to respond to it.  Currently the Depot is reviewing how it can enhance and extend the support it provides to creatives and is subsequently expanding its board membership from 6 to 8.  As a result, we are seeking committed trustees who have an interest in the work of the Depot and its part in transforming the creative sector; applicants should have skills in any of the following:

  • governance
  • business development
  • finance
  • legal
  • networking in the creative sector
  • community development
  • a knowledge of the local and/or the wider creative sector


The Board currently meets monthly for up to 2 hours on a Monday evening and Trustees serve on a voluntary basis. Board members are also encouraged to participate in the activities of our diverse and dynamic community and other seminars from time to time that inform our governance role. We are committed to remaining at the forefront of an arts community that faces many challenges. Nurturing that community requires us to work in lean and innovative ways with limited resources and the board provides an essential role in guiding organisation and management. 

We are guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi: partnership, participation and protection.

Appointments will take effect from early 2021.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter and CV to Margaret Taylor, Chair Depot Arts and Music Space Trust .  For further information please phone Margaret on 09 9632331

Written by

Lynn Lawton

22 Dec 2020