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Edmonton | Call for Board Members: Common Ground Arts Society

Common Grounds Arts Society logoCreating common ground for uncommon experiences

Interested in meeting new people, seeing exciting shows, and being engaged in Edmonton’s local arts community? Common Ground Arts Society is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated board members.

Join our board!

Common Ground Arts Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of local artists. As the producers of Found Festival, Edmonton’s only found space arts festival, CGAS creates opportunities for artists of all disciplines by bringing distinct audience experiences to the Edmonton community. We bring the arts out of galleries and concert halls and into the community. June 2017 marked our 6th annual Found Festival, presenting artists from across Canada in a wide variety of genres, including theatre, poetry, dance, storytelling, and live music.

CGAS’s Board of Directors is a vibrant team who work in tandem with Common Ground Arts Society through governance, policy, and fundraising. Board Members attend a monthly board meeting and contribute to the support of Common Ground Arts Society’s Found Festival and other yearly events.

Previous board experience is an asset, but not necessary. Common Ground Arts Society is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive board with directors varying in age, abilities, gender, or ethno-cultural identity.
If you are interested in joining our diverse and hard-working team, please e-mail board@commongroundarts.ca and we’ll chat about how you might best fit into our organization.

Deadline to apply: December 18, 2017 or until positions are filled.

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Calgary | Calgary Arts Development partners with The Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts

Calgary Arts Development logoCalgary Arts Development is pleased to announce a unique partnership with The Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts (CCEDA), called In/Pact.

“Calgary Arts Development is excited to be working with CCEDA on the In/Pact initiative,” says Patti Pon, President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development. “Working together, we will develop a suite of reporting, measurement and assessment tools to assist Calgary’s arts sector with their own equity & diversity strategies.”

Canada’s professional arts sector is at an historic moment. Diversity has been officially recognized as a primary driver of artistic, social and economic enrichment. We are on the cusp of some momentous changes to the Canadian cultural landscape as a result. The specific goals of In/Pact are consequently to stimulate city-wide discussion about the value of equity & diversity in the arts and strengthen the arts sector’s equity, diversity & inclusion capacity.

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