At the beginning of 2020, SNAP moved into our new home in Queen Mary Park, joining a vibrant, established neighbourhood in the heart of amiskwacîwâskahikan on Treaty 6 territory. While the last year has presented many challenges, the opportunity to slow down and look with intentionality, care, and consideration at SNAP’s organizational structures has been invaluable. As an artist-run centre, diversity, equity, and inclusion have been core values spoken about at SNAP. We acknowledge that we have not upheld these values through the representation of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, disabled, low-income and working- class community members in our leadership and programming. We are committed to cultivating an organization and board that meaningfully reflects the diversity and agency of Edmonton’s arts community. SNAP is dedicating significant time and resources to ongoing organizational transformation, including programming that supports and amplifies underrepresented groups, centring inclusivity and community-building in our strategic five-year plan, and dedicating space for IBPOC representation on SNAP’s Board of Directors and staff.
Board directors are our community liaisons — building and nurturing connections with, and for, the communities our members live, work, and create in. Responsible for the organization’s good governance, SNAP’s Board of Directors champion our goals of artistic development, inclusion, and community-building in policies and procedures. Interested individuals should have an openness to thought, curiosity and tenacity to re-envision systems of accountability, accessibility, and equity. Volunteer work as a Board Director will require 5–15 hours a month over a two-year renewable term. Applicants with no prior board experience are very welcome.
We encourage inquiries from those who identify as members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you have a passion for printmaking and are interested in joining our board or know someone who would be a good candidate, we would love to connect with you! Applicants are welcome to express their interest in the media that best represents themselves. Interest can be sent to our current Board President, Andrew Benson at email@example.com, or you can call our current Board Vice President, Chelsey Campbell at (780) 710-5953.
We recognize community members may face barriers when applying, if you require accommodations please contact us. We can’t wait to connect with you!!
Read our current 5 year Strategic Plan
View the PDF: 2021 Open Call for Board Directors