THE HEARTH CENTRE (Horsley) Ltd
The Hearth Arts Centre is managed by a board of trustees drawn from the local community, who bring a wide range of skills and experience. They work voluntarily on behalf of The Hearth Centre (Horsley) Ltd, the charitable company that manages The Hearth Arts Centre and Cafe. Trustees are involved in the governance, sustainability and day to day management of The Hearth alongside the support of loyal volunteers and a small team of staff.
Policy, operational and organisational decisions are made collectively by the Board of Trustees and minuted in the records of the Trustees’ monthly meetings. The Hearth’s tenants, employees, volunteers, visitors, and Horsley Village Church members are consulted as and when appropriate.
A chartered accountant and tax adviser with many years’ experience in practical finance, accounting and tax training
Hearth as Place / Art Strategy
The Hub will be built with the help of Lottery Funding and other donations. Degree in Environmental Science and worked as a Landscape Architect with an interest in Community and Environmental projects.
Volunteers / Art Strategy
Retired academic/ lecturer of Fine Art. Specialist in site-specific art.
A trustee since Autumn 2020 and uses her years of experience in public sector marketing and communications to support The Hearth.
Engagement / Art Strategy
Experienced in education, arts, cultural and heritage sector. Trained in Fine Art, Multimedia and Design & Digital Media. Developed training programmes for Designer / Makers in the use and integration of CAD/CAM within their studio practice. Using skillsets to develop website and to create an outward facing Hearth.
Chair / Fundraising and Events
A former clinician who now works as a NHS commissioner. He’s the Chair and trustee of a number of charities, as well as serving as a school governor and a parish councillor. His main interests are in developing community focused politics and policy.
Experienced in education, theatre, music, arts and crafts. MA in Participatory Arts and Media in 2019 and a Royal Society of Arts Fellow since 2017. A Trustee at the Hearth, Newbiggin Arts Centre and WildAid. With over 50 community arts projects under his belt George is a valuable asset to the Hearth’s community.
Art Centre Co-ordinator
Employed part-time 15 hours a week.
Gary Charlton joined the Hearth Art Centre team in March 2023 as our on-site caretaker and a welcome addition to the team. He is a great support to Hall Hirers, Resident Artists, Trustees, Volunteers and the Centre Coordinator.