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ARTS Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is seeking to appoint a new Board Member to the Arts Council of NI.

Expressions of interest are welcome from applicants with an interest in serving the arts sector, including individuals who have not previously held positions in this area.

The Minister said: “I hope that there is a high level of interest from members of the public with the required skills and experience. This is an opportunity to join the Arts Council at a challenging and exciting time and to ensure that Arts remains at the heart of society’s social, economic and creative life.”dn_screen

Minister Ní Chuilín is encouraging ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women to apply. She said: “I would also encourage members of ethnic minorities, people with a disability and women to apply for this position so that we have a board which is representative of our diverse society.”

The Arts Council has a key role to play in developing and improving the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, and increasing public access to and participation in the arts. The Arts Council is also responsible for the distribution of Lottery grants. Its statutory functions are set out in The Arts Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.

All applications for appointment are considered strictly on merit. The final decision on appointments will rest with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31 January 2014. Further information, including detailed criteria for appointment, can be obtained from Personnel & Facilities Management Branch, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Causeway Exchange, Level 10, 1- 7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EG, by telephoning 028 9051 5149; text phone 028 9052 7668 or e mailing:

[email protected]

Details can also be found at:

http://www.dcalni.gov.uk/public_appointments.