Poet in the City is a leading producer of poetry shows, community commissions and talent development. We listen to the stories that matter to communities and transform these into theatrical and adventurous poetry productions in arts venues and everyday spaces. We create local networks and creative teams, leaving a legacy for cultural development and skills, and locally relevant work. Our trailblazing approach to producing live poetry is complemented by a sector-leading young producers programme.

We are at a pivotal moment for the charity as we expand our work with public libraries, and deepen our relationships with the creative networks we have built in places across the country. We are getting ready to scale up, to produce bigger and more ambitious work outdoors, in everyday spaces and arts venues, to meet the growing needs of artists and communities to share their stories.

Poet in the City creates platforms for the widest diversity of voices and perspectives; we therefore actively encourage applications from all backgrounds, genders and ages and are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse, D/deaf and disabled candidates, and young people as they are currently underrepresented on our Board. Posts are voluntary, and unremunerated, but very rewarding: come and be part of our future. 

We want to make this an open and welcoming process, and encourage applications from anyone who meets the criteria, regardless of whether you have been a trustee before. 

To apply, please download the Trustee Pack and follow the instructions within. The application deadline is May 31st.

Download the Trustee Pack

We look forward to seeing your applications!

Poetry in performance has exploded as a genre, with Poet in the City playing a pioneering role in that transformation.

– Helen Wallace, Artistic Director, Kings Place

“Working in partnership with Poet in the City on Hillview Poetic Histories over the last couple of years has been a revelation; opening the eyes and ears of our resident community to new ways of thinking about the value of their home, their personal history, and the telling of their story.” 

– Catherine Packard, Hillview Residents’ Association