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Deputy Director




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£38k-£340k pro rata
Application Deadline: 
15 May

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Forma Arts – DEPUTY DIRECTOR Job Description

Title: Deputy Director

Salary: £38 - 40k per annum (pro rata), based on experience  

Reporting to the Artistic Director

Line management responsibilities: to be confirmed


Contract Terms: 4.0 days week. 32 hours (Flexible Working)

Initially fixed term for 24 months to 1st July 2021 (with probationary period and possibility to extend)

Annual Leave: 25 days per annum (Pro Rata)


Office/Hours: 10am-6pm plus some occasional weekend and evening work which will be compensated by time-off-in-lieu


Application Deadline: 15 May 2019

Interview Dates: late May

Application Process:  Please submit your CV and a covering letter to with DEPUTY DIRECTOR APPLICATION in the subject.



Forma Arts is one of Europe’s leading visual arts commissioning agencies and creative producers, working with British and international artists to develop and deliver new productions and exhibitions in the UK and across the world. Characterised by excellence in concept and context, production values and the audience experience, we exist to imagine, enable and deliver celebrated art projects by exceptional artists.

Artists we have worked with in the past include Nick Crowe and Ian Rowlinson, Cerith Wyn Evans, Laurie Anderson, Bill Morrison and Jóhann Jóhannsson, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Lynette Wallworth, Mark Boulos, Jane and Louise Wilson, Matt Stokes and Ryoji Ikeda.

We are moving into an exciting new phase and have recently appointed Chris Rawcliffe as new Artistic Director, who will take our 15-year legacy into the future. The new Deputy Director will be a key team member, working closely with the Artistic Director and Producer to ensure Forma can explore new avenues and be ever more ambitious with its programme.

Forma Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation, supported by the Arts Council England.


The Deputy Director is a new position at Forma, created to provide a foundation for the company’s smooth running and financial resilience.

Working closely with the Artistic Director and the Board you will be responsible for the company’s financial stability and management excellence. This role is central to the long-term stability, sustainability and impact of the company and its programmes.

You will be responsible for the organisation’s overall budget and all aspects of financial management, as well as for its governance, day-to-day operations and relationships with key funders. You will support the organisation’s fundraising efforts and deputise for the Artistic Director when required.

Forma has identified opportunities to innovate its business model without compromising its commitment to artists, audiences and artistic excellence and you will play a key role in shaping and testing these opportunities. Examples of these include a focus on Publishing, Digital and Distribution, Strategic Touring Network and Creative Producer Skills Development.

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