VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITIONS
LONDON ARTS COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
About London Arts Council
The London Arts Council (LAC) is a non-profit umbrella organization for the arts community that enhances the quality of life and the creative vitality of the city. The LAC works with public, private and community partners, to nurture, build and sustain Londoners’ awareness of, involvement in, and support for all artistic disciplines. Our programs in education, health, and community sectors provide paid opportunities for professional artists to create and deliver art in the City of London.
Incorporated in 1995, the LAC became a registered charity in 2000. The LAC is the second largest municipal arts council in the province of Ontario and a leader in economic and cultural creation support for artists, creators and arts organizations.
The LAC is integral to the cultural fabric of the city and partners closely with the City of London by administering London’s Public Art Policy; managing the annual municipal arts investment program, the “Community Arts Investment Program” (CAIP); and, by co-locating with the London Tourism Office in The J. Allyn Taylor Building at the gateway to Dundas Place, the newly developed downtown flex street.
The LAC is committed to confronting systemic racism and inequity. The LAC works with artists and creators from diverse communities in support of equity, justice and human rights.
The LAC is committed to working in peace and healing with the surrounding First Nations communities of the city of London: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Munsee-Delaware Nation.
The LAC is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum.
About the Board
The LAC board governs and oversees the work of the organization. The board is a small, highly collaborative and dedicated group. The board is passionate about the development of the arts in London and supports new members who wish to learn governance and grow into leadership positions.
Potential board members should consider if they may have a conflict of interest with LAC investment efforts (i.e. if you or your immediate family members apply for or receive any of our contracted artistic opportunities or CAIP investments for artistic practices, it would be difficult for you to be an active participant on the board).
Current board members represent a range of professional skills that would be enhanced by new members with Human Resources and legal experience.
Please provide a current resume or curriculum vitae, names and contact details for three references, and a statement/expression of interest in the position. Please limit your statement to 500 words.
Only those candidates who are considered for the position will be contacted.
Attendance at Quarterly board meetings (2hrs each)
Additional hours for governance committee work
Long-term (2 years +)
December 1, 2021
Post-secondary education, or equivalent professional experience.
A team player, open to other team members’ input, who builds strong partnerships with colleagues and stakeholders.
A collaborative approach with understanding in cross-sector collaboration models.
A relationship-builder who exhibits a high level of trust and integrity.
Understanding of financial, legal, human resources, and/or ethical aspects of arts organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit arts sector and arts industries is an asset.