We are looking for Board Members

Set up in 2013 as platform for a radical approach to south Asian classical music – zerOclassikal facilitates progressions, experiments, and developments through a ‘contemporary’ mindset.     

Commissioning of new work – a genre innovation - and promoting regular and frequent performance is our central mission and activity. 

We are also setting up infrastructures for an industry for next-gen south Asian classical musicianship trained in the UK, such as building of a touring circuit, agency and a recording label.

2023 marks 10 years of zerOclassikal in which it has commissioned 12 pieces of work, promoted over 50 concerts, platformed about 45 artists and supported a number of artist development initiatives.

Having recently became a National Portfolio Organization for Arts Council England this year for the first time, we are now looking to recruit Board Members to join us in achieving our ambitious goals for growth and expansion.

Our Vission & Mission

Acknowledging UK’s diversity – our vision is for any young kid in the UK to be able to pick up the sitar in the same way as it is easy to pick up the guitar. 

And after their music learning - we want them to have the option to consider a professional career in the same way as they would any other career.

To this end, we recognise the momentous task required to build an industry and sector -  our mission is to contribute to the development of  it. 

Legal Status

zerOclassikal is a non-profitable limited company by guarantee . Registered number in England & Wales - 14014511.

We have ambition to register the organisation as a charity.

The current Board of Trustees:

Fahim Qureshi (Chair); Yasmin Khan: Harmage S. Kalirai

Biographies for all Board members and the full zerOclassikal team can be found here 

The role of Board Members:

These are voluntary roles, and no financial remuneration is offered to any board member, other than expenses incurred while attending meetings or  special events.


The overall time commitment is estimated at 1/1.5 days per quarter - which can include:

  • A minimum of four board meetings per year (usually late afternoon in London or on Teams/ Zoom)
  • Annual Board Away Day
  • Occasional individual meetings with Executive team or Chair
  • Attendance of at least one zerOclassikal event per year
  • The overall time commitment is estimated at 1/1.5 days per quarter.

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 3-year term with a review with the Chair after six months and potential to be reappointed for an additional 3-year term. 

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Chair of zerOclassikal Board

EXPENSES: zerOclassikal reimburses reasonable travel costs from outside the London region and costs which arise from access requirements during the course of business. 

MEETINGS: While it is preferable for the Board to meet in person this is not always possible, in which case we welcome Board members to attend by Zoom. zerOclassikal is committed to working inclusively and we try our best to meet people’s access needs to enable them to attend meetings and engage fully; this includes using accessible spaces and covering access support costs.