Dear members and friends,
Your attendance is kindly requested at this year's Annual General Assembly which will take place on Friday June 14, 2019 at 7pm at articule. Please come early and bring a dish to share. The buffet will start at 6:30 pm.
The agenda for the assembly includes:
- - Board Elections
- - Presentation of the programming and activities for the coming year 2019-2020
This General Assembly is also the opportunity to renew or complete your membershipprocess, and get to know member opportunities.
We are counting on your participation for this year's elections to the Board of Directors.There are 2 seats to be filled for a two-year term.
We are looking for active and engaged members of our community that are interested in taking on the diverse challenges of an artist-run centre, and excited to collectively envision articule’smany possible futures.
This year we are in particular seeking people with experience in policy development, long-term planning, volunteer and member recruitment, and the ability to foster relationships with local community organisations. Knowledge of articule’sinstitutional history is also an asset. However, the Board is also engaged to provide training for new Board members, so this experience is not a requirement to be nominated if candidates demonstrate interestin these areas.
LIST OF CANDIDATES
Ariane is an artist and sometimes writer. Originally from Toronto, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia in 2014, and has been a member of articule since 2018. She has written for Kolaj Magazine and a variety of online publications, and worked as a studio manager for painter Zoe Pawlak for 2.5 years. Right now, Ariane works part-time for a tech firm as an HR and Administration Coordinator, and part-time in her studio, painting.
In her brief time at articule, she has volunteered to varying degrees for the Fabulous, Fundraising, Long-term Programming, Summer Window Show Programming, Members' Show, Writers' Club, and Development Committees, and most recently had the valuable experience of assisting Burcu as project manager for the Mile End s’articule. If elected to the Board, Ariane hopes to chair the Fundraising Committee. She believes strongly in the work articule does as a community, and wants to help secure money so we can do more!
Allison Figueroa Rojas
Allison began her studies in film shortly after moving to Montreal at the age of 18. She was born in Chile and raised part of her life in Canada. As an immigrant to Canada, her experience as a Latinx WOC wishes to disseminate and question identity, place and space through alternative modes of communication. The moving image as visual language is central to her work, where she presents her migrant experience through experimental forms of audio-visual compositions questioning how the moving image crosses borders.
Garfield Morgan is an interdisciplinary artist who emigrated from Jamaica to Montreal with his wife in June 2018. He has an MFA in Painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas USA, where he was awarded a Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship upon completing his studies. Since arriving in Montreal, Garfield has completed the “Starting a Business” course through INSA College and is currently completing a Summer Course in Art History at Concordia University, and is also enrolled in French classes at CEDA.
Garfield was extremely impressed by the staff of articule, for the warm welcome that he and his wife received when they first arrived in Montreal. articule was the first organization that they interacted with and the positive encounter established a good precedent for all the constructive interactions that they have had in Montreal since. Based on that first contact, Garfield knew that he wanted to be integrally associated with articule and assist in furthering their mandate.
HOW TO VOTE IN ADVANCE?
Members may vote in advance up to 12 hours before the election. Please vote in person at articule or send an email with the name of the candidate you are voting for to firstname.lastname@example.org before 6pm, June 14.
ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board is composed of 7 elected members. The role of the Board of Directors is to take administrative and creative initiative in providing direction on the activities and functioning of articule. This involves attending Board meetings and general assemblies,and keeping oneself informed of the centre's status on several levels: its programming and financial situations, itsstanding within the various collectives and groups it participates in, and its standing vis à vis funding organizations. As well, Board members sit on at least one of the centre’s committees,and attend openings, artist talks, and other articule activities based on their interests. The Board is delegated by the general membership to establish policies. It must, therefore, represent the interests of the general membership.
Open to the public, all are welcome!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of articule, we look forward to seeing you there.
For more information please call us at articule at 514-842-9686.