Have you thought about getting more out of your St Andrews Voices experience? Becoming a Member is one of the best ways to enjoy all that the Festival has to offer and to be a core part of its future. St Andrews Voices is a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SC042900), as as such we have a group of members who are part of our governance structure and who elect our board of trustees.
We are looking for new members. Membership is open to any individual aged 18 or over who is willing and suitably qualified to promote the organisation's purposes, which are:
to establish and develop a festival which brings high-quality vocal performance to St Andrews, and promotes artistic innovation within and across musical genres
to develop and enrich audiences and potential audiences of all ages, both in St Andrews and nationwide, through a range of musical and education events
to enhance the cohesion of the local community by building on the already strong local appetite for cultural events, and to connect St Andrews to cultural activities with a national and international reputation.
Membership is free and members have no liability towards the festival. We do however encourage our members, if they are able, to contribute to the running of the festival or to join our Supporting Voices Scheme, but neither is a prerequisite to becoming a member.
Members are invited to the AGM on Monday 15th March 2021 and are of course welcome at the festival itself.
If you are interested in joining, please read the Constitution (attached below) and complete the following google form here.
The structure of the organisation consists of:-
MEMBERS - who have the right to attend members' meetings (including any annual general meeting) and have important powers under the constitution; in particular, the members appoint people to serve on the board and take decisions on changes to the constitution itself;
BOARD - who hold regular meetings, and generally control the activities of the organisation; for example, the board is responsible for monitoring and controlling the financial position of the organisation.
Liability of members
1 The members of the organisation have no liability to pay any sums to help to meet the debts (or other liabilities) of the organisation if it is wound up; accordingly, if the organisation is unable to meet its debts, the members will not be held responsible.
2 The members and charity trustees have certain legal duties under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005; and clause 7 does not exclude (or limit) any personal liabilities they might incur if they are in breach of those duties or in breach of other legal obligations or duties that apply to them personally.