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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP INC

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPPORTUNITY


Performing Arts Workshop, located in San Francisco, California, seeks exceptional leaders with financial experience or interest to join our Board of Directors. Established in 1965, our mission is to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. Supporting our work requires a courageous, passionate, and committed Board of Directors.


ABOUT PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

The Workshop brings arts instruction to more than 4,300 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in music & dance, spoken word, poetry, theater, visual arts, and media arts. We believe that sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including Black and Brown communities, low-income communities, immigrant communities, indigenous communities, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Workshop aspires to be a leading organization in arts education. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and access. To this end, we are seeking additional governing board members to join us. www.performingartsworkshop.org


LEVERAGE YOUR UNIQUE SKILLS AND INFLUENCE FOR LOCAL IMPACT

Our Board of Directors serve as thought partners, challenge our thinking, and help us influence other partners and stakeholders to further support our mission. We are looking for leaders who are able to represent the interests of the partners and students we work with, and who can bring a variety of resources and expertise to our work. The Workshop seeks Board candidates with knowledge and interest in finance in order to advise, supervise, and review The Workshop’s expenditures, budget, and annual audit processes. Workshop board members work side-by-side with extraordinary members of the board, staff, education and arts fields, and San Francisco community.

CRITICAL TIME

With solid funding in place, community conversations in support of Black Lives and people of color, and unprecedented changes in education, we are pivoting to address the current pandemic and preparing for a just and innovative future. As a group, we will navigate opportunities, respond to challenges, help make financial decisions, and strive for lasting impact through consistently engaging in anti racist practices.

CONTACT

If you are personally curious about this opportunity or know others who might be, please contact:

Performing Arts Workshop: (415) 673-2634 ex: 202

Neela Gentile, Interim Executive Director
Neela@performingartsworkshop.org

Michelle Dong, Board President
dong.michelle.r@gmail.com

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About PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP INC

Location:

768 Delano Ave., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112, US

Mission Statement

Performing Arts Workshop is a nonprofit organization established in 1965 with a mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression and essential learning skills through the arts. Today, the Workshop brings sequential arts instruction grounded in inquiry and reflection to more than 4,200 students ages 3-18 each year. Our artists conduct 11-60 session residencies in world dance, music, spoken word poetry, and theater arts. To advance equity in education, we prioritize working with communities with fewer arts education resources available to them.

Description

Performing Arts Workshop provides rigorous arts programming to San Francisco Bay Area youth. Our professional teaching artists teach at preschools, public schools, community centers, transitional housing facilities, and juvenile halls.

Through our pioneering artists-in-residency model, the Workshop provides long-term, sequential instruction in dance, theater, spoken word, creative writing, and music education for more than 4,200 young people a year.

Workshop artists meet weekly with students at our partner sites to teach semester-length or yearlong residencies in their art form. Together with site staff, teaching artists set learning goals for students that go beyond technical training in a particular art form. Our methodology-the cycle of artistic inquiry-prioritizes creative student expression, reflection, and revision, turning Workshop classrooms into laboratories of deep engagement with the creative process.

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Arts Administration
  • Management
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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