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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. 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.

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 2020 AGM, up to eight 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.

Please consider carefully whether you can fulfill the responsibilities set out below. 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 March 6th. We are committed to equitable recruitment practices. While you are welcome to elaborate further, it is not required.

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 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.