Black Swan Arts Trustees
Lively discussion by the Trustees about what Black Swan Arts means. Photograph by Simon Richardson

Black Swan Arts seeks new Trustees  – application deadline 30 November

We are recruiting for trustees with a range of skills to be passionate advocates for the Black Swan both in Frome and beyond.  This is a great opportunity to support your local arts centre.

Download our information pack to find out more or view in browser.

If you’d like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rebecca Morland (trustee) in the first instance

To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to: by no later than 12 noon Friday 30 November 2018.

Your cv & letter should be no more than 2 pages and explain what you’d bring to Black Swan Arts. We invite selected candidates to attend our next Trustees Meeting on Monday 3 December, so please advise if you are available that evening.

Our Trustees

Amanda Sheridan MA – Chair and Curator

Amanda Sheridan MA – Chair and Curator

Amanda is a marketing professional and manager, with broad ranging experience, having worked in London, Dubai and Edinburgh. She joined the Black Swan trustees in 2012 and since becoming Chair, Amanda has instigated the Pop-up Gallery, the Young Open and is closely involved in the Arts Open.

Since coming to the West Country Amanda has gained an MA in Curatorial Practice and curated numerous exhibitions, including Ammerdown Unwrapped, Russian Orthodoxy at BRLSI, and many at the BSA.

Rebecca Morland – Trustee

Rebecca was born in Glastonbury, and was very happy to return to Somerset 4 years ago after a career spent in various places around the UK. She has worked in arts management, mainly theatre, for over 30 years.

In recent years she has worked for the Theatres Trust and as a freelance consultant, providing advice and support for arts organisations, including feasibility studies, funding applications and business planning.

Rebecca Morland - Trustee
Allan Yearn - Trustee

Allan Yhearm FCA – Trustee

Allen is a local entrepreneur who joined BSA as a Trustee in 2016. With extensive international business experience throughout Europe and the Far East.

He is committed to helping the Black Swan secure its future both in Frome and the West Country so as to attract and support local, regional and national artists for the benefit of the area and its community.

Genevieve Sioka – Trustee

Genevieve Sioka is the Artisan & Craft buyer for the National Trust. She mentors makers and partners with organisations such as the Crafts Council, Trust New Arts, the Heritage Craft Association and New Designers.

Genevieve is a retail professional with extensive experience in developing cultural enterprise activities. She is regularly invited to speak on a national stage about ‘buying craft’ and loves nothing more than to bring craft to a wider audience. With an MA in Multi-Disciplinary printmaking, Genevieve hopes to bring an eclectic mix of skills as a trustee.

Photograph of Genevieve Sioka- Trustee
Rosie Hart - Trustee

Mark Golder – Trustee

Mark has been a collector of art for thirty years, a donor of it for twenty and a teacher of History of Art for ten. He has worked with artists, dealers, curators and directors to build up public collections of ceramics and works on paper (printmaking, drawing and photography) in five different locations across England.

He believes that art is for everyone and that more needs to be done to get good quality art on display in public venues.

Rosie Hart MA – Trustee

Rosie ‘The Not So Miserable’, is an artist and also Digital Supporter for a local university. In her ‘spare time’ she likes to help local art organisations to with all things technical and digital.
With a passion for learning and an interest in problem-solving, Rosie is always interested in exploring new technology and tools and passing her knowledge on to anyone who shows an interest.
Rosie Hart - Trustee
Rosie Hart - Trustee

Morag Stuart – Trustee

Before moving to Frome, Morag worked as Orchestra Administrator for the National Youth Orchestra of GB. She was also the Outreach Administrator at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. When her children were young she set up a successful preschool art group called Doodlebugs.

Her love of the arts brought her to Black Swan Arts. She enjoys coordinating the BSA Open and Young Open competitions. Morag began as a volunteer before taking on the role of trustee. She has taken on responsibility for all the BSA’s wonderful, hardworking volunteers.

Angela Pater ACIS – Trustee

Angela is a Chartered Secretary who has lived in Frome since 2015. She has worked in higher education since 1998 in Bath and Sussex, and previously in local government in Surrey. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

Governance is her main area of expertise but she has a keen interest in art of all kinds and also sings in two local choirs.

Photograph of Angela Pater - Trustee

Profile photographs by Simon Richardson