Now Accepting Nominations/Candidates for the 2023-2024 PAVED Arts Board of Directors
PAVED Arts is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre for production, presentation, research, and dissemination of contemporary media arts. The word PAVED is an acronym signifying the integration of media artforms addressed by our mandate: photographic, audio, video, electronic, digital. PAVED Arts exists to support artists who work in these media.
Our mandate is to support local, regional and national artists working in the ‘PAVED’ arts by operating an access and production centre for media and new media creation, while simultaneously operating a presentation centre that exhibits and disseminates contemporary visual, media and new media art in time-based, gallery, and off-site modes.
PAVED Arts is seeking vibrant leaders who share our commitment to exploring media arts. We are looking for professionals (community members, artists, film and video makers, art administrators, art supporters) with experience and/or interest in not-for-profit/non profit governance/budgeting/finance, fundraising/development, facilities and project planning, event planning, media arts programming and production. We welcome applications from all who support our vision and are willing to commit 8 to 10 hours per month to the organization for a minimum of a two-year term.
Purpose and Role of the Board
To act as a voting member of the board with full authority and responsibility to:
- Govern and guide the organization while supporting the Executive Director in managing the organization.
- Oversee the Organization’s financial health, programs and overall performance;
- Provide the Executive Director with the resources to meet the needs of those the Organization serves.
Commitments include attending board meetings, committee participation, and providing support to our flourishing organization. Directors may not receive financial compensation or apply for exhibitions while serving on the board, and will be expected to hold their positions until the next Annual General Meeting. In order to stand for election at the AGM you must be a member of PAVED for at least 5 days prior to the AGM. The Board of Directors is the governing body and legal authority of PAVED Art + New Media Inc.
PAVED Arts’ current board is comprised of artists, filmmakers, and community members. We are committed to meaningful equity and inclusion, and aim to reflect the communities we serve. PAVED Arts encourages submissions from experienced candidates and prioritizes black, indigenous, people of colour, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ-identified persons as candidates.
There are currently 4 available positions on the board of directions. The positions include a commitment of a 2-year term starting from the 2023 AGM with the possibility of renewal for a second 2-year term. If you are interested in this opportunity please forward a letter of interest and resume highlighting relevant qualifications and experience, indicating “Board Director” in the subject by e-mail to PAVED Arts’ Executive Director Travis Cole (email@example.com) for inclusion in the voting at the AGM.
The election of the Board of Directors will take place at the Annual General Meeting on September 20, 2023, 6pm at PAVED Arts. Members, staff and the current board can nominate Board Members. Nominations are requested in advance but members are also welcome to self-nominate at the AGM. At the AGM, each nominee will be asked to give a brief 1-2 minute talk expressing their interest and reasons for wanting to join the PAVED Board of Directors.
Please email Travis Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or contact PAVED at 306 652-5542.