Key info:

Turf Projects are looking for new trustees to join our board! We’re looking for trustees who have an interest in contemporary art practice, and knowledge or expertise in the following areas: 

  • Legal
  • Property 
  • Fundraising & Development

Pay & terms:

Term: 3 years, with the option of renewing at the end of that period for a further 2 consecutive terms.

Pay: This role is a voluntary position. Trustees of charities contribute their skills and expertise without financial remuneration.

Hours: Trustees are required to attend quarterly board meetings, and may be asked to attend some additional smaller meetings in between these. These can be attended in person or remotely. Trustees will be on hand for advisory input via email.

About being a trustee

We’re seeking to expand our Board of Trustees and appoint trusted individuals to advise and support Turf’s growth, management, and long-term sustainability. Being a trustee is a voluntary position. Most of our trustees serve for a term of 3 years, but you can stay with us longer if you’d like to.

As a trustee of Turf Projects you would be expected to:

  • Attend quarterly Board Meetings, supporting the organisation with your knowledge and experience, and delivering on strategic points as agreed by the Board at each meeting;
  • Be an advocate for Turf: actively seeking opportunities for the charity to grow and develop;
  • Think creatively and bring a critical voice to discussions, advising and encouraging new relationships and ways of working.


About us and our board

Turf Projects was founded by a group of creatives with personal connections to the borough of Croydon, and many of its board members share this collective interest and background. The current board boasts a wide range of skills across the arts, access and finance sectors, and the trustees are embedded in Croydon, including in local networks like the Borough of Culture Access Steering Group, Working in similar artist-led / access-led spaces, providing training, and practising artists from our own collective of learning disabled adult artists MOSS. Trustee meetings are attended by the Board of trustees, Turf core team and advisory group representatives from Art Press – our young person’s collective. It is this shared passion between Turf and its board that played a pivotal role in constituting Turf Projects as a charity in 2015, and which contributes to Turf’s continued presence in the borough.

Now 9 years young, Turf continues to grow in outreach and ambitions. Since 2013 Turf has supported the work of over 500 artists! You can read more about what we do here, and see previous projects here.

Our Current Trustees are:

Yusuf Ali Osman (Chair), Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood (Secretary), Ugochukwu Kelechi Okoroafor (Treasurer), Eleanor Breeze, Caroline Dawson,  John Messenbird.

If you have any questions about this role, please get in contact. 



Turf Projects is committed to equality and diversity in its recruitment policy. Please let us know if you would like this information in an alternative format.

We welcome applications from people of any age,  gender, or colour, from socially excluded minority backgrounds and disabled people.

Please apply to

We’re very flexible on how you apply;

  • Email us a CV & cover letter.
  • Send us a video intro to you and why you’re interested.
  • Another format!

We don’t have a format we prefer, and your format won’t impact our consideration of your application, so send whatever you’re comfortable with.