Legal Status & Governance

ArtsEkta board with key guests at Belfast Mela 2012

ArtsEkta was constituted as a registered charity (XR 96726) and company limited by guarantee (NI060389) on the 4th August 2006. The organistion operates in accordance with a legally defined memorandum and articles of association. ArtsEkta wholly owns subsidiary company Ekta Events C.I.C. Belfast Mela is a trading name of ArtsEkta Ltd. ArtsEkta is VAT registered (GB 197833356)

The day to day operation of ArtsEkta is managed by an employed director who reports to the board of directors quarterly. Within the reporting structure exists sub-committees for finance/fundraising, festivals and governance who meet monthly.

ArtsEkta operates with a core set of policies the key ones including child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, artistic policy, volunteer’s policy, health & safety policy, financial policy, communications & information policy, anti-fraud policy and environmental policy.