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Join our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is currently seeking a new Chair and new members 

At Hastings Contemporary we bring world-class modern and contemporary art to a spectacular coastal setting. The gallery welcomes everybody, and through our exhibitions and activities we aim to enrich lives by offering new experiences, supporting creativity and helping our town to thrive.

This is an exciting and challenging time to join Hastings Contemporary as we seek to build on the success of the last decade and ensure our beautiful gallery continues to thrive as a key part of the regional arts ecology.

As funding for the arts is squeezed across the UK, we are looking to build new income generation schemes and create even deeper engagements with the Hastings community. Our immediate income priorities for the coming year include engaging with the Government’s Levelling Up agenda and the funding available to communities such as Hastings to spread opportunity more equally and continuing our status as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.

In order to help us achieve these strategic priorities, we are seeking to develop and grow our Board of Trustees with a new Chair and board members across a range of skills and backgrounds from senior leadership across business and culture to community representation.

We are looking to recruit a new Chair and two new Trustees who will share our passion for the visual arts and belief in how galleries can change lives for the better. We are looking for people who represent the diverse perspectives and experiences of Hastings and Sussex life, and people with skills and experience to help us on our journey.

Find out more and how to apply

If you would value an informal conversation about being a trustee at Hastings Contemporary, please contact Joni O’Sullivan (

We are also recruiting our first Honorary Secretary. Find out more and how to apply.