Artistic Director and Chief Executive

Job Reference PANAWA
Closing Date Friday 19 Mar 2021

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a ground-breaking, award-winning and internationally recognised creative space in the heart of Hyson Green, Nottingham. The organisation is dedicated to promoting excellence in contemporary culturally diverse arts through its exhibitions, events and engagement initiatives.
The venue presents a changing programme of exhibitions, public programme, creative activities for families and young people, film screenings, festival days, and live performance. It is the executive producer of Nottingham Mela, the oldest Mela in the UK and supports emerging artists and creative practitioners of the future through a range of talent development initiatives.
The organisation was formed in 2003 as a partnership between South Asian arts specialists APNA Arts and EMACA Visual Arts, a group dedicated to supporting African Caribbean artists. Together, these partners created a dynamic new organisation to drive the development of New Art Exchange. The organisation launched a new building designed by Hawkins/Brown which opened to critical acclaim in 2008.
The Board of NAE are now looking to hire an exceptional individual as Artistic Director & Chief Executive who can shape and lead the next chapter of the organisation. The postholder will build on the achievements of the organisations so far, oversee its artistic vision and day-to-day operations and work with key stakeholders to develop its future strategy and success. Candidates will bring senior leadership experience and excellent strategic qualities in an arts and cultural context. They will also have credible experience within contemporary culture in its broadest form. The post-holder will be a key ambassador for NAE, both locally, nationally and internationally, and must be an excellent communicator fluent on a range of diverse social issues. The candidate should look forward to becoming an integral part of Nottingham’s culture scene and will be expected to live in the area. This is a highly unique opportunity to join an organisation at the forefront of ACE’s Creative Case for Diversity and the Artistic Director & Chief Executive will be able to make a very real impact not only within local communities but across the UK and further afield.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the New Art Exchange on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference PANAWA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 19 March 2021.