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A.B.L.E. - Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations

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Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations (A.B.L.E.), a Chicago-based non-profit organization is seeking committed, diverse, and experienced board members to guide the organization and support its growth.

More about A.B.L.E.:

We believe everyone is A.B.L.E. to connect, to contribute and to create. A.B.L.E. was founded with a mission of creating performing arts opportunities through which individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental differences feel accepted and empowered to discover their own unique voices, and develop the confidence and skills to share who they are and all that they are ABLE to do.

Through theatre and film projects, A.B.L.E. strives to be both a creative and social outlet for its participants and to build community between all of its participants, their families, and our volunteers. A.B.L.E. draws passionate teaching artists from the Chicago community keen to share their personal performing experiences. By promoting practices that place participants with disabilities in the spotlight, and giving them ownership over their experiences, A.B.L.E.’s work strives to shift societal preconceptions about disability, and build more inclusive, empathetic communities. To learn more about A.B.L.E.’s key programming, please visit our website at http://www.ableensemble.com/


More about the Board of Directors:

Board members represent a wide range of backgrounds and professional expertise. A.B.L.E. is a young, ambitious organization at an exciting phase of expansion and board members will work collaboratively to shape policies and strategy for the years ahead. The full Board has a minimum of 4 regular meetings each year, in addition to teleconferences and e-mails for separate committee work. The Board is responsible for managing the organizational finances and setting long term priorities, in addition to overseeing and advising the Artistic Director, who is responsible for A.B.L.E.'s day-to-day management.

A.B.L.E. needs YOU if:
  • You have professional experience in the non-profit sector, or in the fields of Human Resources, Finance/Accounting, Law, or Marketing/Public Relations.
  • You are excited about being part of a hard-working (but also fun-loving), respectful team
  • You have the time and energy to spend an average of 5-10 hours a month doing board work: attending regular meetings, participating in committee work, and being an ambassador for A.B.L.E. in your community
  • You are willing to make a 2-year commitment to the Board
  • You are committed to assisting with fundraising and development initiates.
  • You have a passion for the arts and/or disability advocacy

How to apply:

Fill out an application online at: bit.ly/ABLEboardapp

Successful applicants will meet with current board members for an interview, and must undergo a background check.

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About A.B.L.E. - Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations

Location:

824 S Ashland Ave, La Grange, IL 60525, US

Mission Statement

We believe everyone is A.B.L.E. to connect, to contribute, and to create. We are Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations. Our mission is to provide performing arts opportunities through which individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental differences feel accepted and empowered to share their own unique voices, and develop the confidence and skills to share who they are and all they are A.B.L.E. to do.

Description

A.B.L.E. - Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations is a Chicago nonprofit creating theatre and film projects with individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental differences. A.B.L.E.’s core program is their Stage Ensemble. Supported by a team of professional teaching artists and volunteer facilitators, ensembles meet for weekly rehearsals to stage a public performance in a professional theatre. Throughout the process, they strengthen lifelong skills including communication, confidence, creativity, cooperation. Since its inception, the ensemble has produced 14 stage plays, ranging from original stories devised by the ensemble, to adaptations of Shakespearean classics. A.B.L.E.'s first independent feature film, The Curse of the Tempest Jewel , was featured on "Your Chicago" on the CBS Evening News, in the Chicago Onscreen Local Showcase through Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks program, and received the Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Festival. Their second film, THE SPY WHO KNEW ME, premiered in September 2017 and is available for private screenings at schools at community organizations. In addition to the ensemble programs, A.B.L.E. hosts specialty workshops, and partners with other community organizations to lead trainings and residencies.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Chicagoland AreaChicago, IL 60642

(41.90071,-87.65318)
 

SKILLS

  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development
  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • Legal (General)

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/month, minimum 2 year commitment

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