Call for New Board Members – 2019

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Call for New Board Members

CARFAC is looking for board members, to be elected at our National Annual General Meeting
(AGM). If you are a professional visual or media artist interested in improving the working
conditions of your fellow practicing artists through advocacy and education, you may put your
name forward for consideration to our Nominating Committee. Each nomination must be
supported by two current CARFAC members.

CARFAC strives to be an inclusive and safe space for all, and to accurately reflect the diversity
of the various arts communities that we serve. We strongly encourage applications from artists
who are members of marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities,
especially individuals who identify with: First Nations, Metis, or Inuit, or people of colour; diverse
gender and sexual identities (including LGBTQ2+); people living with dis/ability, etc.

All Directors are elected for a term of two years and may be re-elected to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. Directors will be elected to a position by our members at our AGM. At the 2019 AGM, up to six out of fourteen volunteer director positions will be open, to be filled by new and/or returning candidates. Following the AGM, the board will choose its Executive Officers, as per CARFAC’s Bylaws.

If you wish to put yourself forward for a board of directors’ position, please fill in the Board-Nomination-form and submit a short biography, by email no later than June 5th. We are committed to equitable recruitment practices. In order to be considered for equity-based recruitment, please include a note in your email stating, “I’d like to be considered for recruitment equity.” While you are welcome to elaborate further, it is not required.

Please consider carefully whether you can fulfill the responsibilities set out below. If you are not a current member, you will be required, if asked to stand for election, to become a member under the terms of most positions. The submission of an application does not necessarily mean that you will be asked to stand for election. If you are not selected for nomination this year by our committee, we will keep your interest on file for future years.

For additional information on CARFAC National and the role of Directors, please email April
Britski, Executive Director.

Responsibilities and Duties of CARFAC Board Members

Service as a member of CARFAC’s Board of Directors requires time, dedication and commitment to the aims and purpose of CARFAC. For CARFAC to fulfill its unique role and reflect the views of its membership, Board members must participate fully in their roles and functions. The Directors of CARFAC National are responsible for setting goals, defining organizational policies and priorities, and approving plans to achieve our goals.

Professional visual and media artists who are social justice-minded and have demonstrated their commitment to community organizing are highly desirable candidates. Experience working with organizational finances, or legal or labour matters concerning artists, are considered assets.

CARFAC Board members are required to act in good faith and in the best interests of CARFAC National, to formally declare any real or apparent conflicts of interest, and to respect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Part of the due diligence required of Directors is attending Board meetings and keeping yourself informed about the affairs of CARFAC by reading the materials prepared for the meetings, newsletters, and e-mail bulletins. The board typically meets in-person twice yearly, with additional board and committee teleconferences, as required.

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