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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

Meet our team of 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 was 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 Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Download 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.


Escape Arts works within established guidelines of good practice, promoting equal opportunities across the programme.

All our staff and volunteers are DBS checked and work within the terms of our policies.

Our policies are updated every two years to ensure that they are up to date and compliant with changing regulations.