Seeking new board members! Volunteer opportunity!

aceartinc. is seeking board members to join our amazing team! In particular, we are seeking contemporary artists, cultural workers or professionals with an interest in the arts who would like to contribute their enthusiasm, community-oriented attitude and excellent communication skills. A background in fundraising, building renovation, and/or previous board experience would be an asset.

We are especially seeking applications from people identifying as Indigenous, Black, a Person Of Colour, LGBT2SQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite you to self-identify in your letter of interest.

 

Our Mandate
aceartinc. is an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art.

We do this via an open call for submissions and special projects through which we work with contemporary artists, curators, and art writers, including emerging artists and those from queer, Indigenous, and underrepresented communities.

Contemporary art is at its most powerful when engaged with and thought about, and so we actively welcome the public, with all of its nuanced communities.

 

Anti Oppression Policy

aceartinc. is dedicated to working in service of the innovative and striking diversity that makes up the fabric of our community. aceartinc does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and recognizes that many people face oppression due to imbalances of power in terms of race, culture, ethnicity, language, country of origin, ability, class, age, religion or faith, mental health, gender (including gender expression) and/or sexuality and any intersection of these identities.

aceartinc commits to providing a safe space that fosters activism and empathy, and that supports and champions the underrepresented, and those our society systemically silences. This commitment is founded in our conviction that change is absolutely necessary, and can be achieved through a clearly intentioned process.

The ways in which aceartinc.’s active commitment to the dismantling of systemic oppression is manifested includes but is not limited to equitable representation within our artistic programming, prioritizing diversity among our staff/board, continuous engagement in anti-oppression training (staff/board/volunteers), backing the anti-oppression initiatives of other community members/organizations and ensuring that this policy is always under examination and evolves alongside the communities it aims to support.

 

Role of a Board Member
As an elected and informed agent of the membership of the organisation, the board ensures appropriate organizational performance, assures adherence to the organization’s mandate and policies, represents the interests of the membership, hires staff, acquires and maintains a suitable location for the organization, and raises funds. Your imagination, enthusiasm, and cheerfulness are welcomed. Specific duties include:

 Meetings: Attend a regular monthly meeting, usually 1-2 hours

  • Committees: Serving on subcommittees which may be dedicated to organizing events, fundraising, strategic planning, space allocation, our CARTAE program, etc.
  • Volunteering at events: Board Members contribute time by attending aceart events
    and working our two annual fundraising events
  • Communications: Broadcasting our events and calls to your various networks.
    Following and responding to email and social media messages.
  • Renovation/Building knowledge: Advising the board regarding the best use of and
    potential improvements to the exhibition space and offices.

 

How to apply

We are seeking candidates who ideally are interested in starting by the last week in October.

 Please send a letter of interest outlining why you would like to join the team as well as your skills, and hopes along with your CV to Seth Woodyard, ace’s president: president@aceart.org, with a subject line “Call for Board Members”.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Friday October 19th

 For more information about ace, please visit our website: www.aceart.org