The committee is a select group of twelve (12) active Workman Artists representing the diversity of the Workman Arts Membership (in terms of length of membership with WA, arts discipline, ways of participating in Workman Arts programs, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and all other groups outlined in the inclusivity and anti-oppression policies at Workman Arts). The group meets five (5) times per year to discuss and contribute to the strategic planning and development of WA and its Membership. Members of the committee represent the perspectives of the Workman Arts Membership, based on their own experience and also their knowledge of interests and concerns of the broader Membership. The committee is consulted on issues identified by Workman Arts members, staff, Board of Directors, collaborators and/or audience members.
We’re looking for members who are thoughtfully engaged in the Workman Arts community, can commit to regular attendance to at least four (4) out of five (5) meetings per year, are willing to share their perspectives in a group discussion, can respectfully participate in discussions representing many different perspectives, and demonstrate an understanding of perspectives of the broader Workman Arts Membership.
The 2020-2021 Member Advisory Committee Meetings will be held on these dates:
- Wednesday, November 11, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 13, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, March 17, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, May 5, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, June 9, 3-4:30 PM
What Member Advisory Committee Members receive from Workman Arts:
- Access to training and professional development
- Involvement in organizational decision-making processes
- A platform for sharing thoughts, ideas, questions and concerns with the Workman Arts staff and Board of Directors
- Community-based support from other artists who have lived experience
- Other membership benefits (opportunities to access studio space, equipment, courses and public presentations)
What we need from you:
- A current CV (including any Board or Directors or Advisory Committee experience )
- A description of your current artistic practice or interests (250 words max)
- A description of your participation in the Workman Arts community (including how long you’ve been a member, any Workman Arts programs/presentations/events you have participated in and how) (250 words max)
- A description of why you are interested in joining the Member Advisory Committee, including your sense of what is currently important to the membership (250 words max)
- Information about training and/or experience you have in any of the following: Mental Health Advocacy, Peer Support, Harm Reduction, Recovery-Based Models, Trauma-Informed Care, Conflict Resolution, Anti-Oppressive Frameworks, Community Arts, Facilitation, Mentorship, etc.
- Are you able to commit to attend at least four (4) of the five (5) meeting times listed above?
- Apply by the deadline (August 3, 5 PM) with a single PDF (under 10MB) to: email@example.com
- Workman Arts staff will review all applications and make final decisions by mid-August.
- Advisors will be notified of results and Letters of Agreement will be provided on September 5.
For questions, application support or accommodation needs please contact Justina at 226-781-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workman Arts is an equal opportunity organization. We welcome applications from BIPOC members, members living with disability, and members of any sexual orientation and gender expressions. We encourage applicants from these communities to apply and self-identify in their applications.
Note that our current building is sadly not wheelchair accessible (and will remain so until construction is complete on our new building at CAMH in late Fall 2020). Where needed, participation in meetings via Skype or video conference can be arranged. Please express in your application if you are requesting this option to address physical access needs.