Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Apply by May 25, 2021

LOUD (let optimism unleash dreams) Art Society is an integration of mental health optimization, specialized therapeutic art programs and services. Now in our 6th year of operation we have impacted the lives of over 200 individuals in person and over 4000 online audiences. We are currently seeking motivated individuals that want to advocate for mental health, art, promoting creative activities and connecting creative professionals and therapists with communities in Calgary. We partner and collaborate with artists, art-therapists, music-therapist and mindfulness coaches to deliver our services.

Our mission isTo connect and engage families, at risk youth and vulnerable individuals with art and creative activities , art-therapists and artists in order to prevent and cure anxiety, depression, self-harm, PTSD, eating disorders and optimize mental, physical and emotional health.

Our Vision is: To provide an easy and affordable access to art, practicing any form of creativity and art education for a creative and healthy lifestyle to as many communities as possible. 

We are looking for nominees who are passionate about creative and healthy living, any form of art and bring knowledge and/or skills in one or more areas of Board governance and leadership:

strategic planning, fiscal oversight, collaborative partnerships, fundraising, community outreach and engagement, advocacy, human resources, policy, law, IT and social media.

  • Directors are expected to attend scheduled board meetings and contribute to the mission and vision of LOUD Art Society,  art and cultural growth around creativity, higher emotional intelligence  and optimism in Calgary and other potential locations

  • To engage in generating revenue (from fundraising, collecting donations, sponsorships, membership, and sale of services) on behalf of the organization.

  • The Board work as a team to support a sustainable funding model that integrates important partnerships within the corporate, education, nonprofits, government and arts service communities.

Prior volunteer Board or committee leadership experience in one or more relevant sector ( art organization, business, government, philanthropy, law, not-for-profit sector) is preferred but not mandatory.  LOUD Art Society is striving to build a  diverse and inclusive board . We are looking for :

  • Members of LGBTQ

  • Members from diverse cultural background

  • Members of Indigenous communities

  • Academics/Practitioners/ Educators

  • A broad range of industries 

  • Other creative individuals

  • Youth 

OUR CODE OF ETHICS

 Honesty, Accountability, Empathy and Generosity 

If you are interested to join our organization but your expertise does not align with the roles listed please apply HERE

If you know someone whom you believe would be a good candidate, please feel free to pass along this message or get in touch with us.

Open Board Positions:

Director of Finance-Fundraising Expert​​

Compliance Director

Mental Health- Medical Director

Treasurer​​

Director of Community Outreach ​​

Board Member- Chair 

Secretary

Volunteer Coordinator

*Note by Government of Alberta : As of March 1, 2021, licensed businesses or registered charitable organizations that change Partners, Directors or Officers will need to provide a Criminal Record / Police Information Check for each individual when submitting a completed addition of directors or officers.

LOUD Art Society is an equal opportunity employer, is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages applications from gender and sexually diverse candidates, racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to organizational diversification of ideas.

Career Opportunities
If you share our goals and values and are looking for a way to make an impact and contribute to creating artful and healthy communities, joining our team is a step forward!

Open Positions:
Grant Writer