Apply by: July 10, 2023
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C The Visual Arts Foundation, publisher of C Magazine, seeks dynamic and devoted Board members. C’s Board of Directors works collaboratively and with staff leadership toward strategic vision and oversight, and to review and develop policies through committee work. In line with our current Strategic Plan, Board members work with the Executive Director and Staff to:
- Diversify and sustain C’s commitment to excellence in editorial and artistic content in the magazine and across our platforms
- Enhance engagement with contemporary art criticism and artistic practices for our diverse audiences
- Strengthen organizational capacity and knowledge
C considers the inclusion of perspectives of voices from diverse groups central to any successful endeavour of the foundation, and works to achieve this by applying our Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion policies to the makeup of the organization, inclusive of the Board of Directors.
C welcomes applicants of any age or background and encourages applications from energetic and committed individuals who are familiar with or are contributors to the visual arts community in Canada. We strive to have a variety of professional experiences and are particularly keen to hear from individuals with HR or financial backgrounds. Applicants need not have prior Board experience. To apply, please send a confidential statement of interest along with your CV to [email protected] by July 10, 2023.
Summary of Responsibilities
- Serve a 3-year term, renewable, beginning in Fall 2023
- Attend up to 8 meetings per year in person or virtually (currently via Zoom)
- Attend and support C Magazine events
- Oversee the financial health of the organization
- Steward C’s strategic plan, Board and corporate governance structures, policies, and practices
- Work with staff leadership to develop and implement policies and practices
- Map and activate personal and professional networks
- Participate in fundraising
- Identify or arrange sponsorships and donations
- Support C Magazine’s editorial vision
- Facilitate community and local partnerships
- Represent C’s mandate and vision in communities across the GTA, Canada, and internationally
- Implement all of the above with a view to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, access, and inclusivity
Prospective Board members should have a passion for contemporary visual art and culture and several of the following general qualifications:
- Capacity to contribute time and resources to C Magazine and its Board
- Leadership in the non-profit sector
- Strategic thinking and planning
- Fundraising abilities
- Excellent communication and collaborative skills
- Strong community ties
C seeks Board members with one or more of the following areas of expertise:
- Governance, Legal
- Accounting, Financial Management
- Strategic Planning
- Human Resources
- Equity and Diversity
- Arts stakeholders: Practicing Artists, Art Writers, Critics, Publishers, Editors, Curators, etc.
- Communications, Public Relations, Marketing
- Community Building
- Event Planning and Management
- Ability to mentor and support others, including staff and fellow Board members
To apply, please send a confidential statement of interest along with your CV to [email protected] by July 10, 2023.
C is an equal opportunity employer that uses an Affirmative Action Program to actively increase the representation of equity-seeking groups in the art sector, with current priority given to Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, deaf, mad and disabled, and 2SLGBTQIAP persons. Applicants may voluntarily self-identify using this self-identification form; only those who self-identify can benefit from the C Affirmative Action Procedures. All applicants are assessed based on their merits; Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
C Magazine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and providing accommodation for those who require it. Please let us know of any accommodation we may provide at any point during the application or selection process. If contacted for an interview, please communicate if you require accommodation.
About C the Visual Arts Foundation
C The Visual Arts Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education, and document contemporary visual art and artist culture. C The Visual Arts Foundation features the work of more than 200 writers and presenters each year through C Magazine and related programming. C acknowledges that the majority of discourses pertaining to contemporary visual art have been informed by Western European thought, values and practices. The inclusion of perspectives from diverse groups is central to the vitality of contemporary art, art criticism, its communities and more broadly, society. Please see our policies and procedures, or read more about diversity, equity, access, and inclusion at C.
C Magazine, established in 1984, is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. Each issue of C explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism and artists’ projects. Our content focuses on the activities of contemporary art practitioners residing in Canada and Canadian practitioners living abroad—with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic and other equity-seeking communities—as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged and imaginative conversations about art.