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Braata Productions

  • 1 person is interested

We’re a 10 year old independent Caribbean performing arts company in NYC with our 501(c)(3) status, looking for a dynamic arts activist to join our board. We are seeking a business professional with board experience to become our Board Chair, after the retirement of our last chair. We currently have a board of 5 people - we have 4 officers (Chair, Vice Chair Secretary and Treasurer) and one Director At Large. We're particularly interested in expanding the diversity of our board and are actively seeking candidates who are from one or more of the following communities: BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, person with a disability.

Our name "Braata" is a Jamaican colloquial term meaning 'more,’ which is what this company aspires to do -- give its supporters and audiences something more at all times. Started by actor/singer Andrew Clarke in May 2009, the goal for Braata has always been to provide entertainment and education to our patrons and give voice to diverse experiences, performers, writers and directors. We aim to authentically represent the culture of the Caribbean islands and to prioritize cultivating and re-telling Caribbean stories and legends for generations to come.

Being a member of our board, you will be part of an exciting time in our history where we're actively taking our company to the next level. We have strong support from our community and excellent organization with small staff compliment and dedicated volunteers. The right candidate will be full of passion and desire to be part of an arts organization that makes a difference. This is a two year term, and candidate must be NYC local and be able to physically attend board meetings and events (though, currently, we're meeting remotely due to COVID-19.)

Check us out online at www.braataproductions.org and on social media @braataproductions.

Thank you so much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Andrew Clarke
Founder & Executive Director, Braata Productions

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About Braata Productions

Location:

11805, 200th st, Queens, NY 11412, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring Caribbean folk culture, artists, music, stories, movement and theatre into prominent spaces while achieving greater recognition. Braata both entertains AND educates patrons, giving a voice to our diverse issues, performers, writers and directors. Through creative authenticity, Braata represents and presents the folk culture of the Caribbean islands.

Description

"Braata" is a Jamaican colloquial term meaning 'extra’ or 'more’.
Braata Productions is the embodiment of the definition, giving its supporters, and audiences something more at all times.

Conceived by actor/singer Andrew Clarke, Braata was founded in 2009 to address the complete needs of theatre patrons in the U.S. by showcasing and promoting authentic Caribbean talent and culture through storytelling, music and dance. We aim to foster and develop a greater interest, understanding and appreciation for the Caribbean region and Diaspora by showcasing its rich lifestyles, traditions and customs through the visual and performing arts.

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Board members are required to attend 3 (out of 4) board meetings per year, and serve on one of more committees. Time commitment is 6-10 hours/month. Board members are expected to attend at least 1 program event/year and the annual fundraiser.
  • Board members play an active role in securing financial resources by leveraging personal and professional relationships to identify and solicit potential funders. Also expected to make a meaningful personal financial contribution.

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