Auto Italia is seeking new Trustees



Auto Italia South East is an artist-run organisation, charity and Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation that commissions and produces new work – collaborating directly with emerging artists. Founded in 2007, it aims to provide a framework for developing alternative production and exhibition formats.

Throughout the history of the organisation there has been a questioning of how artists can work together to develop new formats for artistic production – ranging form public programming in temporary spaces, commissions and presentations in institutions and galleries, and the production of collaborative projects through working online. This work has been shown nationally and internationally at Tate Modern; ICA London; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; ABC, Berlin; Artissima LIDO, Turin; CSS Bard, New York; Ithuba Arts, Johannesburg amongst others.

Trustee opportunity

Now approaching its 10-year anniversary, Auto Italia has recently secured a new building for public programming in partnership with ACME Studios – providing the first long-term home for their work in Bethnal Green, London. Auto Italia is seeking to expand their Board of Trustees and appoint new individuals to advise and support Auto Italia’s growth, organisational model, and creative work at this pivotal moment in the organisation’s history. As a trustee, your expertise and knowledge will support a community of artists working at the forefront of artistic production in London and internationally.

At present, Auto Italia is seeking Trustees with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Development and fundraising
  • Finance
  • Higher Education partnerships
  • Commercial galleries and the art market

As a Trustee of Auto Italia, you will be expected to attend quarterly Board Meetings (as well as sub-committee meetings where appropriate), supporting the organisation with your knowledge and experience, and delivering on strategic action points as agreed by the Board at each meeting. You will be an advocate for the charity: actively seeking opportunities for Auto Italia to grow and develop. You will think creatively and bring a critical voice to discussions, encouraging new relationships and ways of working for the organisation.

We are seeking applicants willing to commit to a minimum term of six Board Meetings, working alongside our current Board: Benedict Drew, Lorna Gemmell, Ben Vickers, Beatrice Pembroke.

If you feel you can make a positive contribution to our organisation, please email an expression of interest and CV to Marianne Forrest at before January 1st.