The organisation, with a turnover in excess of £1,000,000, is now a Band 2 Arts Council England NPO. In 2018 it is delivering a substantial portfolio of UK Festivals, and in addition is working in four European cities, with a planned three year programme to 2021 that encompasses twelve European partners.  ArtReach also continues to support and drive high quality arts and heritage initiatives through its nationally regarded consultancy work.

The ArtReach mission is to “make great art possible and accessible, connecting art with grassroots and diverse communities to forge creative engagement”.

ArtReach focuses on delivering four key strands of work:

  1. Festival and event creation, programming, production and delivery (see and
  2. Public art commissioning and project management
  3. Consultancy services (including visioning, strategic development, business planning, fundraising and board development)
  4. Capital cultural project development and delivery (encompassing feasibility studies, development activity and project management)

To support the exciting developments and initiatives from 2018, ArtReach is seeking to recruit a new post of Managing Director. The appointed person, based in our Leicester office, will work closely with David Hill over a nine month transition period, after which David will continue to Chair and provide strategic overview to the company in a non-executive role. The MD will in due course be responsible for the artistic leadership and operational delivery of ArtReach, supporting an exceptional team with embedded diversity and young talent.

The ArtReach MD will be expected to oversee relations with a network of national and European partners and to contribute to income generation through appropriate consultancy and/or commissioned project support. This job offers an outstanding career development opportunity for someone with strong ambition, excellent leadership skills, and a passion for supporting and enabling high quality, diverse cultural activity that engages a wide cross section of the community.

To Apply:

The full application pack is available from

If you have any queries once you’ve read the application pack please e-mail Phone calls (Leicester number) only if essential please. Visit the website at

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 24 May
Interviews: will be held in Leicester on Wednesday 6 June.