We are seeking members of Workman Arts interested in adding their voices to the Workman Arts Member Advisory Committee. We have two (2) spaces open for the coming year.
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 six (6) 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 six (6) 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. Priority will be given to members who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, and/or youth (30 years of age or younger) in order to remain equitable and consistent with our organizational values and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan.
The 2020-2021 Member Advisory Committee Meetings will be held on these dates:
- Wednesday, September 15, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, November 10, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 12, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, March 16, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, May 11, 3-4:30 PM
- Wednesday, June 15, 3-4:30 PM
What Member Advisory Committee Members receive from Workman Arts:
- Access to training and professional development support
- 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 description of your current artistic practice and creative accomplishments (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)
- A description of any past experience you’ve had that is relevant to serving on an advisory committee (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 attending at least four (4) of the six (6) meeting times listed above?
- Apply by the deadline (July 30, 5 PM) with a single PDF (under 10MB) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 3, 2021.
For questions, application support or accommodation needs please contact staff at email@example.com.
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: As COVID restrictions ease, we may host meetings in person at 1025 Queen Street West. Where needed, participation in meetings via Zoom can easily be arranged. Please express in your application if you are requesting this option to address physical access needs.