Board Member for Contemporary Arts Organization

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ORGANIZATION: SPAACES Foundation

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SPAACES is an innovative and fast growing not-for-profit that fosters artistic excellence and nurtures a vibrant arts community in Sarasota - providing affordable artist studios, presenting emerging professional artists in gallery exhibitions, promoting arts education and discourse, and collaborating with the surrounding residential and creative community. SPAACES is deeply committed to advancing the cause of art and its importance to Sarasota’s culture. Strategic initiatives of the organization include significantly growing awareness of SPAACES, expanding the number of artist studios, enhancing fundraising expertise, and strengthening infrastructure and operations.

We are transitioning from a 'friends & family’ board to a working board - which actively develops and executes the organization’s strategic initiatives. The SPAACES Board Member is responsible for: being a champion of the organization in the community; applying professional knowledge and expertise to the organization; supporting the financial health of the organization through personal giving and networking; and attending quarterly board meetings in an engaged and thoughtful way. Each member serves on at least one committee that is aligned with expertise and interest level.

A candidate for a Board Member must bring a passion for the arts. He/she/they will bring relevant professional experience of at least 5 years (having experience in the law is highly valued). Being able to meet the requirements of the board (fundraising/giving, meeting attendance, committee participation) are essential. The candidate will be engaged; excited to participate in and proactively add value to the organization and its growth; highly responsive to peer board members and staff; and respectful and appreciative of others. Having a strong network in the Sarasota area and willingly introducing SPAACES to it are important.

More opportunities with SPAACES Foundation

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About SPAACES Foundation

Location:

2087 PRINCETON ST, Box 5, Sarasota, FL 34237, US

Mission Statement

Mission SPAACES is a visual arts organization dedicated to supporting artists by offering affordable art studios, quality exhibitions, and an encouraging, creative environment. We specialize in high caliber, new forms of art and provide collaborative space for exciting community projects. SPAACES makes a profound difference in the lives of the artists who participate, empowering their artistic voice through professional development, worldly exposure, and intellectual exploration. Vision SPAACES is Sarasota's home for visual arts studios and collaborative art programming. We nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and bring people together for powerful shared experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas. SPAACES is a unique artistic microcosm in the Sarasota visual arts landscape, moving Sarasota up the ranks in art tourism.

Description

SPAACES (Sarasota Project Aligning Artists Communities Exhibits Studios) is a visual arts organization dedicated to supporting artists by offering affordable art studios, quality exhibitions, individualized attention, and an encouraging environment. SPAACES exposes the community to exciting new forms of art through lectures and exhibitions and provides collaborative space for community projects. SPAACES’ overarching goal is to serve professional, local artists while reserving 70% of its studios and exhibition opportunities for women artists to address gender inequality in visual arts. Currently, 100% of studios are rented to women and 75% of the 21/22 exhibiting artists are women. SPAACES plans to achieve our goals with these objectives: Board Development, Fundraising Planning, and Strategic Planning.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Women
Arts & Culture, Community, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2087 PRINCETON STSarasota, FL 34237

(27.34659,-82.52866)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-hour quarterly board mtgs; monthly gallery openings and periodic fundraising events; variable hours for project leadership/execution and staff consulting.

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