Artist Observer to the board


In 2021, Brighton Fringe ran an election to recruit an Artist Observer to the Board of Brighton Fringe, to improve the transparency of the Brighton Fringe and ensure artists' voices are heard. 

We are currently looking for a new Artist Observer, the schedule for this recruitment is as follows:


  • 25/09/2023 Self-nominations open for artists to nominate themselves for the role.
  • 22/10/2023 Self-nominations close.
  • 25/10/2023 Public voting opens, and voting forms will be distributed to our artist mailing list.
  • 22/11/2023 Voting closes.
  • 12/2023 Artist Observer confirmed at the December Board of Trustees meeting and winner announced.

Conditions of becoming an observer on the Brighton Fringe Board:

  • The observer should have taken part in Brighton Fringe at least twice and within the last five years.
  • This observer term is just over one year and runs from December 2023 - February 2025.
  • The observer can be re-elected and serve up to two consecutive terms (of up to one year) but cannot be re-elected for a third consecutive term. They can be elected for any number of terms within these parameters.

Responsibilities. The observer should:

  • Act in the interests of all artists.
  • Attend at least 50% of monthly venue manager meetings - two hours per month.
  • Attend all quarterly Board meetings – two hours quarterly, Monday or Thursday evenings in March, July, September and December.
  • Attend annual ‘Future of Brighton Fringe’ forum discussions, and annual artist forum discussions.
  • Ensure that at least two weeks prior to each Board meeting that they seek feedback/comment from other artists and have collected any points for raising on behalf of artists (Brighton Fringe staff will help with the administration of this process) and notify the Brighton Fringe CEO/Chair of any suggested additions to the subsequent Board meeting agenda.
  • Produce a board meeting report (min. 250 words) after each board meeting which will be published on the Fringe website and circulated to artists.
  • Co-Moderate the Brighton Fringe Venues and Artist Networking Group on Facebook.

If you have any questions, please email them to [email protected]


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