Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre), a non-profit charitable organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout Cape Breton Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people of Unama’ki.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design’s (the Centre) mission is “to promote excellence in craft and design through education and training.”
The Centre is seeking individuals to serve on its Board of Directors.
We are looking for nominees who are passionate about craft and 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.
Board members are elected to a three year term, for a maximum of two terms, and are expected:
- to participate in Board meetings (usually held five times a year at our Office in Sydney)
- to participate in at least one Board committee, and
- to engage in generating revenue (from fundraising, sponsorships, memberships, and services) on behalf of the organization.
Nominations for Election to the Board of Directors must be received at the Centre office (322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C8) by April 30, 2019.
Please review the Board Director qualifications given on the nomination form.
If you have any questions, please Lori Burke, Executive Director at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mandate of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education and training, exhibitions and special events. We are committed to developing programs that preserve, elevate, expand, and enhance the creation of craft.
We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to highly accomplished professionals, offering instruction as well as resource and support services.
The Centre offers a variety of educational opportunities in both contemporary and traditional craft, promotes and markets Cape Breton craft through exhibitions, special events, and a variety of traditional and social media platforms, and operates a permanent, year-round store-front Gallery and Gallery Shop representing over 90 Cape Breton artisans.
Learn about the Centre and our initiatives to promote excellence in craft and design and get more information on classes, workshops, exhibits, funding programs and much more including programming for children and youth.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Guiding the organization is the member-elected Board of Directors that is responsible for the policies, programs, and financial well-being of the Centre.
Directors are drawn from a spectrum of the craft community and allied professions. They serve a three-year term and may be elected for one additional term.
The Board meets regularly throughout the year and holds an Annual General Meeting in June.
- Chair — Shelley Bennett Trifos
- Vice Chair — Elizabeth Lalonde
- Treasurer — Michael Dwyer
- Secretary — Hugh Ross
- Board Members — Patti Guy, Dave Harris, Laurie Murchison, Karl Nightingale, Bob Pelley, Alison Uhma, Steve Wadden, Wendy Wadden