Seeking New Trustees

The charity is seeking individuals who may have an interest in becoming a trustee of the charity, the Artists’ Benevolent Fund (ABF). The ABF is an unincorporated charity with a Royal Charter and registered with the Charity Commission, number 270585, providing charitable services in England and Wales.  The trustees are responsible for the work of the charity. The ABF has been supporting artists for over 200 years. Today our aim is to enable artists to begin, develop or sustain a fully professional career, and we support artists and their dependants, by channelling well-considered help to them.

The ABF is seeking further trustees with expertise in any of the following:

o        Previous experience as a trustee of an arts organisation

o        Engagement in the visual arts

o        Fundraising

o        Finance and Investment

o        Post graduate art students with an interest in contemporary visual arts


Trustees provide their services without charge, on a voluntary basis. Trustees’ travel expenses are reimbursed. The trustees’ meetings are generally held in central London at the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London W1. Trustees meetings are held three times each year, with occasional extraordinary meetings held in addition to these.  

Trustees must be able to commit to preparing for and to attending the three hour meetings.

Strategy away days are occasionally held in the Midlands. There is a full induction for new trustees and appropriate training is offered through the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.