Hamilton Artists Inc. Board of Directors Application

Thank you for your interest in joining Hamilton Artists Inc.’s Board of Directors!

The Board consists of Members who possess a variety of skills, knowledge, perspectives and talents. The Inc. is committed to equity and inclusion at all levels of the organization and programming. We encourage applications from individuals with a range of backgrounds and life experiences. As an artist-run centre, the majority of our Board members must be practicing artists or arts administrators.

Ideal candidates are practicing artists or people who have an interest in contemporary art and non-profit management. We welcome candidates who are community-minded and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Any of the following will be considered an asset: experience in BIPOC organizations or related life experience, experience in LGBTQ+ organizations or related life experience, experience with disability advocacy or related life experience, fundraising and development, fiscal management, event management, marketing and communications or previous experience in non-profit culture. None of these experiences are mandatory – if you want to participate, we want to hear from you.

Board members must be members of the Inc. in good standing. Board members are volunteers and therefore cannot be financially compensated for their work, or exhibit at the Hamilton Artists Inc. while serving on the Board of Directors.

We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds (including but not limited to): Indigenous, Black, people of colour, refugees, newcomers, immigrants, Two-Spirit, LGBTQ+, gender non-binary persons, persons with disabilities, and those on low-incomes or living in poverty. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can access and complete the submissions process.

For any questions or comments regarding applying to the Board, please contact board@theinc.ca.
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Do you currently live in Hamilton? *
Are you a practicing artist or arts administrator? *
Have you served on a board/committee?
Was it a non-profit organization?
Are you familiar with Hamilton Artists Inc. *
Board of Directors are the champions of the organization. As a member of the Board, part of your commitment is to attend monthly board meetings and our Annual General Meeting. Your role will also include participating as a committee or executive member, assist in fundraisers, and to attend events/openings. How many hours a month can you contribute? *
Board members must be willing to commit to one full term (2 years). Is this agreeable to you? *
Are you a current member of Hamilton Artists Inc.?  *
Board members must be members of the Inc. in good standing. To learn more and become a member of Hamilton Artists Inc. visit our membership page.
As a Board of Directors, we bring forward a diverse range of skills and interests to best serve the organization, its members, and the greater community. Please check off which skills you would bring and areas of interest to you: *
If you are not selected to serve on the Board of Directors, would you be willing to serve in another volunteer capacity with the Inc., such as: *
Please attach a current version of your CV/resume.

Thank you for your interest in Hamilton Artists Inc.'s Board of Directors. References may be required upon request. A Board member will be in touch with you in the next 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions, please email board@theinc.ca. Should the Inc. pursue your application, you will be invited for a zoom interview where you will be asked about your past experiences that would make you a good fit for the Inc's Board of Directors. 
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