Haarlem Artspace is a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee and regulated by the Community Interest Regulator. This makes us a not-for-profit organisation rather than a company set up for private financial gain. When the organisation does make a surplus, we reinvest this back into the organisation for the benefit of the arts and the artists and creatives we work with.
We have a board of Directors, currently numbering four. As a CIC the Directors are permitted to charge a fair fee for the work they do. In practice, as a fledgling company, each of us largely acts in the capacity of unpaid volunteer, charging only for work related to the projects we receive external funding to deliver.
Haarlem Artspace’s Board will be expanded and we’re delighted to be preparing to welcome Artist Glennie Kindred and Cultural Producer Georgia Nicolau to the board. Our current Board meets quarterly, chaired by Artist and University Lecturer Geoff Diego Litherland. Three of the current CIC Directors also act as the exec team for the organisation: Liv Penrose Punnett, Catherine Rogers and Bev Shephard. In a new charitable structure the way the governance and management operates will change slightly, and we’re working out the logistics of this at the moment. We’ll be able to provide an update on the changes in due course.