Call for Board Members

Call for Board Members
Call for Board Members

Open Studio is looking for new board members!

Open Studio, Toronto, is an Artist-Run Centre (ARC) dedicated to contemporary print. We offer accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and service­­s for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad.

We support artists in the creation and exhibition of contemporary print in an open-minded, safe and collaborative environment. Our vision is to shape the exploration of print as essential, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture and creative thought. Open Studio is a non-profit, charitable organization.

About the Board

Open Studio is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of artist members and associate members. As an artist-run centre, a minimum of 50% of the Board is comprised of professional artists. Associate members represent the wider community, and Open Studio relies on them for expertise in areas such as development, donor relations, programming, marketing etc. Board meetings involve high-level discussions about strategic goals and conversations about operations.
Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which occurs in the fall.

The Board of Directors meets approximately 8-10 times per year and Board members serve on the Board for a two-year term and may be re-elected for a second-year term if they choose. Board members may also serve on one or more committees (Fundraising; Governance; Programming etc.).

Primary Responsibilities

·      Engage in high-level discussions about strategic goals and operations
·      Provide guidance and oversight to advance Open Studio’s mission & strategic plan
·      Review and approve organizational governance policies and procedures.
·      Guide and assist the staff through the Executive Director
·      Yearly review of financial statements from the Executive Director
·      Act as passionate advocates for Open Studio

Review Process & Contact

Open Studio is committed to anti-discrimination and anti-racism. We encourage those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); Two-spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual (2SLGBTQIAP+); and Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Persons Living with Mental Illness to apply.

This is an ongoing deadline/application process. Open Studio’s Executive Committee will review the applications and contact interested members before the next AGM. If you have any questions, please email, with the subject header as “Board Member Application.

We also encourage nominations. If you know someone who would be a good fit for Open Studio, please share this post with them.

We look forward to your submissions, and thank you!

For the application form, please follow the link below.