Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for your interest in joining Somerset House Trust’s board of trustees, which I am proud to chair.

I often describe Somerset House as a teenager in great grandparents’ clothing. In less than twenty years Somerset House has been transformed from government offices into one of London’s most exciting and innovative arts centres.

As well as welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, we are home to what is probably the largest concentration of artists, designers and creative enterprises in the UK. Many of our residents are working at the cutting edge between creativity and technology. Our model is unusual because we are a self-sustaining charity, receiving no regular public funding. We think constantly about how we can optimise our space to fulfil our vision and rental income helps to cover our basic running costs.

We are looking for a new trustee who can help us ensure that how we work as an organisation and our infrastructure are as innovative and forward-looking as many of the artists and other creative enterprises based here as part of our creative community.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

William Sieghart CBE

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