SPACE is seeking a new CEO

Deadline Friday 16 July 2021

The Role

SPACE is a visual arts charity and a membership organisation running 20 artist studio buildings across 8 London boroughs and Colchester, providing critical infrastructure for sustainable creative communities. Currently c.880 artists work in our studios. SPACE also runs an extensive programme of artist support and initiatives, along with community engagement programmes in neighbourhoods where SPACE holds studio sites.

We are looking to recruit a new CEO to replace Anna Harding who will be leaving after 16 successful years in post. We are seeking an inspirational CEO with excellent leadership and management skills, a brilliant communicator with the ability to build relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will lead the organisation, set the strategic direction, bringing curatorial, artistic and studio expertise and knowledge to SPACE’s leadership. They are accountable to the board of Trustees. The new CEO will lead the organisational planning for the next period of NPO application and planning, responding to Arts Council England’s new investment principles.

SPACE is committed to equality of opportunity and supporting diversity and inclusion across all aspects of its work. Our staff team bring a range of perspectives to our organisation and we welcome applications from individuals who are under-represented in the visual arts sector including those of Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. All applications for this position will be treated equally and confidentially.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

William Pringle
Partner, Not for Profit Practice

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 July 2021