EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is seeking new members for our Board of Directors! We are looking for dedicated individuals with a passion for the media arts to help take EMMEDIA to the next stage of our development. No prior board experience required!
This is a volunteer position, working to provide oversight and direction to the EMMEDIA staff. We welcome all interested parties, and are particularly seeking those with experience with media arts, budgets, and/or human resources.
- Please note that to maintain our charitable status, board members cannot receive compensation from EMMEDIA, whether that be from the presentation of art, teaching of workshops, or otherwise.
WHO WE ARE
EMMEDIA is an electronic media arts centre established in 1979 and incorporated as a non-profit society in 1983. Professionally managed and directed by practicing artists, the Society responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools, services, technical and educational support, and to an array of public exhibition programs. Our commitment to the media arts crosses a range of media and disciplines: audio, video, web-based art, independent film, animation, multimedia, performance and environments.
Today, EMMEDIA is a bridge within the arts community. Helping to meaningfully connect creators with equipment, resources, presentation spaces and studio workspace. We support artists of all disciplines and ages, supporting like-minded organizations through partnerships and collaborations to co-produce exhibitions, presentations, and publications. We are the go-to resource and diverse knowledge hub that shares our programming expertise, production equipment, gallery and presentation spaces, and technical skills to help our community realize their artistic visions.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity, and truth, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society honour and acknowledge the ancestral territories and oral practices of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy) which include the Siksika, the Kainai, the Piikani, and the Stoney Nakoda which include Bearspaw, Chinki and Wesley, Tsuut’ina nation. We also acknowledge the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical northwest Métis homeland. We aspire to further support Indigenous artists, indigenous collectives, and indigenous communities.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
EMMEDIA is conscious and committed to making space for the diversity of both our employees and our Artist Affiliates. As an ethnically and culturally diverse media arts centre, we encourage everyone to represent their cultural beliefs and practices in our environment free from discrimination, harassment, or prejudice.
At EMMEDIA, we intend to foster a culture of inclusion free of all forms of discrimination and violence, where people are treated with respect and committed to deepening appreciation of diversity and transforming all forms of exclusion.
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society acknowledges the systematic prejudice and discrimination that impact disenfranchised/oppressed groups in our communities and, in particular, our arts communities. This includes anyone that identifies as Indigenous, Black, first-generation immigrant, mixed-race, and any intersections that exist in the complexity that is race.
We also prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, age, sex, record of offenses, marital status, family status, accessibility, and sexual orientation.
- Serve a renewable two-year term which will be ratified in October 2022, minimum 3 hours per month time committment.
- Attend monthly board meetings (currently via video conference calls).
- Provide guidance and oversight to the staff
- Option to serve on one or more committees (Production, Programming, HR etc)
- Assist with fundraising activities.
- Support and attend programming and other events.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
- Statement of Interest describing why you would like to join the board
- Brief Bio