We are delighted to be in a position to recruit for the Tŷ Pawb Advisory Board. We are therefore encouraging applications for individuals to apply for these positions.

Since opening in 2018, Tŷ Pawb has been on an exciting journey. Highs include representing Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2019, receiving multiple architectural awards, being shortlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2022, forming part of Wrexham’s UK City of Culture campaign, and becoming a partner in Race Council Cymru’s North Wales Multicultural Hub, funded by Welsh Government. Partnerships have developed with National Trust, Crafts Council, National Museum of Wales, and colleagues from the Association of Arte Util, amongst others.

Like the rest of the sector and indeed the world, Tŷ Pawb has also weathered the storm of Covid over the past 3 years. This has led to some changes in the way we operate and how our programmes are delivered, including: the transformation of 1) Gallery 2 into The Useful Art Space; 2) our shop into a Maker Space; 3) part of our multi-storey car park into a community rooftop garden in addition to a staff restructure to focussing our growth.

The organisation is poised for further change. An options appraisal is currently underway to explore possible future delivery models for Tŷ Pawb either in or outside the local authority; we will also be applying to the Arts Council of Wales Investment Review and if successful gain multi-year support and potentially increased funding which would significantly expand what we are able to offer.

There are a number of unknowns but in the short term, with change on the horizon, we are seeking focussed support from an advisory board with particular regard to the development of the arts programming at Tŷ Pawb. This includes the exhibition programme, the Useful Art Space, the Multicultural Hub, Maker Space, Roof Garden, education programmes and intersections with the market hall and car park.

The advisory board meets every 2 months, for no more than 2 hours. We would be delighted if you would consider your interest for this as we need a strong Board to help shape our plans going forward for the development of Tŷ Pawb.

Attached are the Terms of Reference which outline the criteria needed to be successful in the related post.

Prospective Board Members are invited to submit written expressions of interest in support of the criteria set out in the terms of reference.

We are also seeking expressions of interest for Chair and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board. The existing Board will then shortlist before confirming final next stages/selections.

Please submit an expression of interest along with a current CV or equivalent to typawb@wrexham.gov.uk with e-mail subject line ‘ADVISORY BOARD’ and your name before the deadline of 12pm, Tuesday 7 March.