Call for Arts Assembly Board Members

Image from Lara Ögel and Merve Ünsal in conversation with Meichen Waxer for  Lara Ögel + Merve Ünsal |Ne Bana Sen, Ne Sana Ben

Image from Lara Ögel and Merve Ünsal in conversation with Meichen Waxer for Lara Ögel + Merve Ünsal |Ne Bana Sen, Ne Sana Ben

Arts Assembly is currently looking for new board members to join our growing organization. No previous board experience is necessary, but is definitely an asset.

About Arts Assembly: Arts Assembly was founded in 2016 as a not for profit community-centric arts organization that emphasizes artistic collaboration. With a focus on social practices and research, we aim to foster relationships between the community and professional artists. We hope to expand the notion of what art can be and do, and provide a high calibre of diverse and inclusive arts programming. We seek to fairly compensate artists for their work and research, and acknowledge womxn’s leadership in the creative community. We encourage work that doesn’t necessarily end in a product to be sold, but rather builds relationships between communities, and allows for in-depth research, and creates unique experiences. Arts Assembly acknowledges the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples on whose traditional territories we live and work on. Arts Assembly is a registered not for profit organization in British Columbia.

We are looking for womxn-identified, non-binary, gender non-conforming and trans folk who:

  • Are looking to connect with the Vancouver arts community.

  • Have fundraising experience (particularly in the non-profit and visual arts sectors).

  • Have a passion for social practice and community engagement.

  • Have graphic design experience or interest.

  • Are interested in being part of a young organization that’s going through a phase of growth and transition, meaning our goals and direction are fluid or may change. We are not static and we enjoy the malleability our structure has allowed us thus far. We plan to continue with this framework in mind to expand and develop our programming.

If this sounds like you, or you think you can offer different skills and strengths not listed here, please get in contact with us! Our biggest priorities are passion and interest in the arts, prioritizing womxn-identified artists and collaborators, and fair compensation.

Note: Board member terms are 3 years and commitment can be flexible to accommodate schedules and responsibilities as needed.

Another note:

We know committing to being on a non-profit board can sound intimidating. We’re looking for some members who would like more involvement throughout the year to help facilitate programming, and others who are more interested in fundraising and seasonal participation to help with our annual fundraising activities. Please let us know what kind of commitment you’re looking for, and know that no involvement should come at the cost of your sleep, work or school productivity or mental health. We are a volunteer-run organization and we know how hard it can be to donate your limited time. We are incredibly grateful for all the generous efforts, time and support that our board contributes, and we hope that you will gain a lot from joining us, too!

Please reach out at info@artsassembly.ca with a brief bio so we can get a sense of you!