Just Jones & has been thriving and surviving for 5 years and as I sit here listening (in fits and starts) to the livestream from the No Boundaries conference, I’m thinking about a lot of the things that have happened to us and because of us in those last 5 years. None of these adventures would be possible without the experience, steady hands and sense of mischief provided by our volunteer Trustees: Emma, John and Ann (and previously Fiona too). After 5 years, Emma needs to stand back from being our first Chair and we’re incredibly grateful to her for everything she’s done so far. She’ll still be around for a good handover. So we’re on the look out for 2 or 3 Trustees and a new Chair. Just Jones & is an artist-led touring theatre company, a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered in England and Wales since 2013.
Just Jones & has reached an exciting new phase. With one award-winning tour (our radical reinterpretation of An Enemy of the People), 2 major commissions – for Creative People and Places (Bentley Max) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts (Sticking Together SE17) a 15-month pop-up arts residency in a former Edwardian Library supported by Southwark Council and a bursary from Dartington on our CV, we are now ready to make concrete plans for our next major tour and original show in 2018: We Will Be Happy Here.
We are looking for people who ideally have some experience of any of the following: arts leadership, charity governance, cultural entrepreneurship, sustainable business or arts practice, diversity & inclusivity, small-mid scale theatre touring, fundraising, law, HR. You may have an arts background or it may be your passion, and you bring professional experience from other sectors.
Is that you? Or do you know the person it might be? Have a look at the information attached, get in touch and help us set the next 5 years in motion. We’ve got a great new show in motion planned for a tour next year.