Pablos Art Studios invites applications to join the board of one of Wellington’s important inclusive community art studios. (Voluntary role)

Pablos is a professional art studio that provides a safe, supportive environment for the healing expression of art whether it be through a self-guided process, through our classes and outreach programmes, and/or through structured art therapy. We were established in 1993 by forward thinking directors as a creative response to the increase of care in the community for people with lived mental health experience.

Ideal applicant

We welcome applications from people with previous governance experience and/or expertise and skill in: Te Ao Māori, finance, health and safety, law, public service, business, education, and human resources. Also, we are interested to hear from you if you have experience in these areas and want to develop your governance experience.

You would be joining our voluntary governance board whose members come from varied backgrounds and experiences, such as art, mental health (lived and professional), strategy, and communications.


We welcome applications from interested people with the experience we are looking for, including women, tāngata whenua, Pasifika, youth (18 – 25 yrs), people with a disability, and people from the LGBTQI+ community to apply.

We offer you:

Training in governance. Supportive and generous colleagues on the board.  Fun arts events to attend and the opportunity to support a thriving community art space that brings wellbeing and strengthens the identity of its members.

Information required for you to apply:

Interested in applying for the position? Please email a short cover letter, tell us why you would like to join our board, and attach your CV.

If you would like to talk to a board member to find out more about what we do, and how you could help, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Chair Shomilla Sidal via email or text the phone number below and we will get straight back to you and arrange a time to either meet in person or talk by phone.

Chair’s contact information:

Shomilla Sidal, 027 252 2338 or

Manager’s contact information: Anastasija Bubanja

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