Governance & Membership


Escape: Community Art in Action (trading as Escape Arts) is a charity based in Stratford upon Avon whose area of benefit covers Warwickshire and surrounding areas. As well as being a registered charity, it is a registered company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital (hence a non-profit organisation).

It is run by a small team of dedicated staff led by the CEO. It is governed by a Board of Trustees.  Trustees usually serve a three-year term from appointment, with the opportunity to stand for further three-year terms, provided that no trustee may serve for more than nine years.

Governance of the charity is achieved through the following meeting structure:

  • Board – four meetings per year, plus one off-site strategy day
  • Finance Sub-Committee – four meetings per year
  • Operations Sub- Committee – four meetings per year
  • HR Sub-Committee – four meetings per year

You can meet our current Trustee Team here.

New Trustee Recruitment

Escape Arts is run by a small team of dedicated staff led by the CEO and currently governed by 6 Trustees. A vacancy now exists for 2-3 trustees to be appointed for a term of 3 years to bring one or more of the following skills and experience to complement the Board:

  • Qualified Accountant with Finance and Commercial Management experience at Board level
  • Safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults
  • Health sector and wellbeing for children and vulnerable adults

We are also seeking a candidate with a Senior/Executive background and inclusive leadership skills to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees and the successful applicant will have a period on the Board to shadow the current Interim Co-Chairs before taking over the role.

2022 is Escape Arts’ 25th Birthday, this is a great time to join us! We want to hear from people of different backgrounds, cultures, age and identity to bring a wide range of experience and ideas to our organisation. If you would like to play a key role in helping your local community please send us a copy of your CV and a brief written statement (500 words) to [email protected] Applicants must be at least 18 years oldDownload our Additional Information Guide for more information on becoming a Trustee.


Trustees are automatically members of the charity.

Membership is also open to anyone who is a Volunteer and aged 18 or over.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please read and complete the Escape Arts Members’ Application Form & Terms & Conditions below.

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