About the role
Since 2021, a Brighton Fringe artist has sat on the Board of Trustees as an observer, to give feedback from those involved in the festival directly to the Board. This voluntary role was created with the aim of improving transparency and ensure artist's voices are heard. These roles are unpaid.
This term will run from December 2023 until December 2024 where observers will then be up for re-election. Each observer can be re-elected and serve up to two consecutive terms, but cannot be re-elected for a third consecutive term.
Process for recruitment
Artists put themselves forward as a candidate via a Google form including a short profile and motivations for joining as an observer to the board.
Self-nominations will re-open in Autumn 2024.
The list of candidates will be advertised in e-newsletters and through social media including Brighton Fringe Participant Networking Group. Voting on candidates is via a Google form and is open to all participants. Voting is anonymous, although Brighton Fringe will be able to see the votes to remove any duplicates.
The vote will be ratified by the Board and announced in time for the December Board meeting; the three artists in receipt of the most votes will (assuming ratification) be invited as an observer on the board of Brighton Fringe for this meeting.
Conditions of voting
One vote per artist, an artist may vote for themselves. Artists from the current or previous editions of Brighton Fringe are eligible to vote. The decision of the Brighton Fringe Board is final and if the Board does not ratify the vote, the vote will be run again.