VANS Calls for Board Members

VANS Board of Directors and Staff at Anti-Oppression training (facilitated by LaMeia Reddick)

Call for Board Members

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is seeking 1 – 4 creative individuals engaged with the arts in Nova Scotia to stand for election to our Board of Directors, supporting the growth and development of our organization. Board members regularly receive professional development in not-for-profit and financial oversight, and individualized training to support their leadership.

We are seeking new Board Members who wholeheartedly believe in the importance and value of VANS to the community and care passionately about our mission and objectives:

Our Mission:
Visual Arts Nova Scotia advances the visual arts through leadership, education, and communication.

Our Objectives:
OFFER programs, services and resources to individual artists and the visual arts sector
SUPPORT the activity of professional visual art practices
ADVOCATE for individual artists, the visual arts sector and the arts in general

Nova Scotian artists and art supporters who are interested in running for election to our Board of Directors are asked to fill out the form below. Please be advised that filling out this form does not guarantee that you will be selected. The current VANS Board Executive will review all nomination forms and recommend a slate of directors to stand for election by our members at our Annual General Meeting in June.

At this time, VANS is prioritizing contributions from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Acadian, Immigrant, Queer, and/or Deaf or living with a disability. We are also prioritizing artists living in rural communities, and individuals who have financial, board, policy, advocacy, legal, and/or fundraising experience.

Board member terms are a two year commitment. Directors, with the exception of the Past-President, may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms for a total commitment of four years maximum. See the full call and more info on board responsibilities and time commitment on the VANS website.

Deadline: June 1, 2021, 11:59pm AST