Join Our Board of Directors

Backwater Artists Group seeks New Board Members

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates to join our Board of Directors and support our organisation as we grow and develop, over the coming years. We are looking for candidates who are have skills and experience in the following areas; Business Development, Fundraising, Accountancy, Law (Litigation, Employment Law), HR.

About Backwater Artists Group

Located in Cork City Centre, Backwater Artists Group is one of the largest and longest established artist-led initiatives in Ireland. We provide high quality affordable studios with security of tenure and access to facilities and developmental support for over 80 visual artists.

We are committed to cultivating a supportive, artist-led environment which encourages and empowers visual artists, enabling them to further their ambitions and produce innovative, ambitious and high-quality work.

Our mission is to support and advocate for visual artists, enabling them to thrive at all stages of their careers, and empowering them to foster a deep appreciation and enthusiasm for the visual arts within society.

Our vision is for artists to thrive, to enable them to connect in a meaningful way with each other and with the world, and to be empowered to create a more inclusive, enriching and fulfilling society, where their unique contribution is valued and shared.

How to apply?

Please contact Elaine Coakley, Studio Director if you require more information: by email or by phone 021 4961002

To apply for a position on the Board, please submit an application letter outlining why you are interested in the position and what you feel that you would make a positive contribution to the Board, by Friday 21st April 2023. Please include details of relevant experience, any other past or present directorships and your CV.

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