In preparation for our Annual General Assembly (September 26, 2023), La Centrale is seeking new members for our Board of Directors!
La Centrale is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination and development of multidisciplinary feminist practices. We are committed to supporting artists at various stages of their careers who are underrepresented in dominant cultural establishments. Our programming dialogues with feminisms and intersectionality.
About the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of La Centrale. This volunteer position works in a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and feminist environment to oversee the organization and provide support to La Centrale’s co-director team. We are seeking new directors who support the centre’s mandate and values to commit to a one-year term.
As La Centrale approaches its 50th anniversary (2024), we are reflecting both on the centre’s past and its future. We are excited to welcome new members to our Board to contribute to La Centrale’s continued growth as a sustainable and relevant arts organization.
—Responsible for the good governance of the organization and to maintain an understanding of the overall activities of La Centrale;
—Ensure the organization’s mandate is reflected in all aspects of programming and organizational activities;
—Attend quarterly Board meetings (additional meetings may be scheduled as needed);
—Provide support to the co-director team between meetings on an as needed basis;
—Attend Annual General Assembly in the Fall;
—Serve on one or more committees (HR, Finance, Fundraising, programming, communication, etc.).
Expertise/Interests La Centrale is seeking
- Governing artist-run centers and/or not-for-profit charitable organizations
- Knowledge about non-hierarchical structures
- Strategic planning*
- Equity and governance*
- Human resources and legal*
- Fundraising, Development, Grass-Roots Organizing*
- Audience and community development
*These skill sets are of particular need for the board in the coming term
These expertises/interests represent a sample of relevant skills and experience. Candidates who possess qualifications that are not included in this list are encouraged to apply. We believe in the potential of growth and curiosity, and welcome applications from anyone who is excited to do the work. La Centrale aims to represent a diversity of voices in its structure and in its programming.
In order to be considered eligible for the Board of Directors, candidates must be members of La Centrale. For more information on membership and how to become a member, click here.
How to apply
1. Confirm your interest :
To join La Centrale’s Board, send your name and a short bio (max 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 19, 2023 at 11:59pm. Applications submitted before the deadline will be shared with La Centrale’s membership ahead of the Annual General Assembly. Interested candidates who do not apply before the deadline, can still run for a position on the Board during the AGA.
2. Attend Annual General Assembly: September 26, 2023 at 6pm (in-person)
Elections for the Board members take place at the AGA. New Board members are voted on by La Centrale’s membership. All applicants will have three minutes to present themselves.
If you are unable to attend the AGA, please make this clear when you confirm your interest. Arrangements can be made to have a representative present your application on your behalf.