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Join Our Board of Directors

This volunteer position will work in a collaborative environment contributing to a working board that offers oversight and direction with the CARFAC Ontario staff. Board members work together to oversee the strategic direction of the organization and to contribute to projects that support the organization. The Board is made up of artists. with one seat available for a member who is not a practicing artist, offering specialized skills/knowledge. Board members bring with them experience in a variety of areas including artist’s experiences, arts advocacy, fundraising, financial management, human resources, administration, and technical expertise.

The CARFAC Ontario Board currently consists of five members who meet regularly and have been recruited based on their skillset, experience, and connections within the artistic community. The Board drives CARFAC’s five-year Strategic Plan cycle, and is guided by the organization’s history. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guidance and oversight to advance CARFAC Ontario’s mission and strategic plan

  • Monthly meetings remotely, and eventually--when and if possible based on board members' location--in the CARFAC Ontario office located at 401 Richmond Street West in Toronto (approx. 2-3 hours)

  • Quarterly review of financial statements

  • Collaborate with CARFAC Ontario staff on grant writing, special projects, and general improvement of operational workflows

  • Option to serve on one or more committees (Fundraising, HR, Governance, Publications)

  • Committee meetings 4 to 6 times a year (approx. 2-3 hours)

  • Hiring staff (as needed)

  • Contributing to CARFAC Ontario's Board of Directors development

Expertise / Areas of Interest: 

  • Governing artist-run centres and/or not-for-profit or charitable organizations

  • Arts Advocacy, Planning, Practice, and/or Programming

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Governance and Planning

  • Fundraising, Development, and/or Grassroots organizing

  • Human Resources

  • Legal

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Communications and Public Relations

  • Government relations at either municipal, provincial, or federal level

What to Submit:

Please email to pdf file(s) that include:

  • a 75-100 word bio outlining your relevant experience

  • a brief statement of interest that describes your relevant experience and what you expect to get out of the experience (maximum 1 page), and

  • a resumé/curriculum vitae

If you have any questions, need assistance with your application, or have an accommodation request, please come see us, email us, or give us a call.

CARFAC Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We employ personnel, and engage board members, without regard to age, class, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geography, indigeneity, physical or mental ability, financial ability, race, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, and statehood. We strongly encourage women, queer, trans and non-binary persons, racialized peoples, Indigenous peoples and people living with disabilities to apply and share opportunities with their networks.


CARFAC Ontario is the association of visual and media artists in Ontario. Our vision is for vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities in which we as artists are properly recognized for the role we play.


414 - 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON. M5V 3A8

Not open to the public


(416) 340-8534

Toll Free: 1 877-890-8850


Mon - Wed,  11AM - 5PM

Please note that CARFAC Ontario staff are working remotely. As such, email is the preferred method for communication.

CARFAC Ontario is supported by our members and the following organizations:


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