Red Deer Arts Council Annual General Meeting and “Where’s My Tribe?” Event
The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of The Red Deer Arts Council held on Monday, March 21st, 2016, at 6:30 pm in the Snell Auditorium in the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library was a very well attended event despite the cold and snow! 28 members and 4 guests attended and helped us chose members for our board and passed a new bylaw. Thanks so much, everyone!
Immediately following the AGM, we hosted a “Where’s My Tribe?” social with Charlie Jacobson, our 2nd Emerging Artist Award winner from 2015, entertaining us with his mix of country/blues/rock music. Charlie had to get on the highway following his performance to join a gig in Edmonton! Thanks for making time for us Charlie; we enjoyed your performance so much.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
March 21, 2016
We are still looking for 4 more board members to fill the board to a maximum of 12 members. Our bylaws allow us to work with as little as 6, but we do so much better with a full board. Please think about coming on for the 2016 to 2018 terms.
Experience the arts from the inside track!
The Red Deer Arts Council is seeking enthusiastic board and committee volunteers to lead our organization in making Red Deer a dynamic community that celebrates the arts.
The Arts Council promotes and advocates for artists and arts & culture organizations in Red Deer, encouraging and facilitating new networks and professional development to make the arts community stronger and more visible. Board Directors set the course for the organization and work with staff and the arts and business communities to achieve our goals.
We are looking for a variety of skilled individuals to join the team! We are specifically seeking individuals with knowledge of or experience in writing policy, communications, fundraising, and committee or organizational leadership. An interest in the arts and culture scene in Red Deer is a decided asset.
How will you benefit?
- Enhance key leadership skills and build your resume.
- Make a meaningful difference in your community and the lives of people impacted by the arts in its various forms.
- Apply your experience in a community context.
- Meet new people and make new friends.
- Work with a respected organization.
Give us a little bit of information about you: Board Member Application Form Arts Council Feb 2016
This tells a bit more about who we are looking for!
Seeking enthusiastic board and committee volunteers!
Directors are nominated for two-year terms and may serve three consecutive terms. They are expected to attend monthly board meetings and liaise with one committee. Further volunteer activity, such as fundraising or volunteer appreciation, may bring the total volunteer commitment to an average of ten to fifteen hours per month.
Committee members are asked for a minimum one-year commitment. Duties vary substantially by committee. Meetings may range from three to twelve per year, and duties may include organizing regular events. For a complete list of available positions, visit the website or call the office (see below).
Director Qualifications and/or Skills Required
- Proven leadership, communication and organizational skills
- Ability to motivate and lead volunteers
- Comfortable with networking
- Board, executive and non-profit experience an asset
- No artistic skills required, but a strong interest in Red Deer’s arts and culture scene is essential
We are specifically seeking individuals with knowledge of or experience in writing policy, communications, fundraising, and committee or organizational leadership.
- Enhance key leadership skills and build your resume
- Make a meaningful difference in your community and the lives of people impacted by the arts in its various forms
- Meet new people and make new friends in the arts community
- Work with a respected organization
Nominations will take place at the Annual General Meeting:
Monday, March 21st, 2016, at 6:30 pm in the Snell Auditorium, downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer, Alberta.
Organization: Red Deer Arts Council Contact Person: Diana Anderson, Coordinator and Scott Barnabé, Chair Phone Number: 403-338-2787 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
At our AGM on March 21st, we presented our Strategic Plan to the members. We had two facilitators who led us on this path. Thanks to Wendy Meeres and Carl Hahn, our communications chair. This is the result of our sessions.
RDAC: why we exist and what we do
Operations (board and staff responsible)
- Maintain bylaws and policies
- Provide long-term planning and direction
- Create committees and terms of reference
- Provide direction and approval for committees
- Acquire funding
- Maintain and equip office
- Maintain staff
- Recruit, train and retain volunteers.
- Approve services and programs
- Maintain communications about Red Deer Arts Council (newsletter, website, social media, advertising)
- Market Red Deer Arts Council
- Attract and maintain membership
- Keep books
- Report to government and funders
- Meet monthly
Services (committees, board, staff and volunteers responsible)
- Promote and advocate for artists, arts or culture organizations, and the value of arts and culture in Red Deer and area.
- Promote through all forms of media the value and benefits of a strong arts and culture presence in a community.
- Lobby government at all levels to raise priority of support for arts and culture groups, events and endeavours.
- Lobby business and community organizations for support of arts and culture groups, events and endeavours.
- Promote member artists and arts and culture organizations.
- Promote arts- or culture-related events and endeavours in the community.
- Promote, encourage and facilitate networking and cooperation between artists, arts or culture organizations, government, business, educational institutions and the community.
- Organize networking events.
- Publish directories of artists and arts or culture organizations.
- Facilitate partnerships between arts or culture organizations and government, business, educational institutions and community organizations.
- Offer services, programs and awards that develop artistic excellence and support arts activities.
- Financially support, jury and award financial awards and scholarships.
- Manage galleries, events or publications that exhibit art of all forms.
- Provide courses, workshops, mentorship programs or other educational programs about art or related to art.
We would like to thank Border Paving for their donation to the council. We truly appreciate your support of the arts.
Did you miss another Facebook update?
Here’s how to fix the problem.
Some people have been asking why they don’t see us on Facebook anymore. In fact, we are posting information on Facebook and Twitter, but with recent changes to Facebook, you might not see them.
First, because we are a “page,” not a personal timeline, our posts now go to your “Pages Feed.” Look on the left side of your news page, at the bottom of the menu. You’ll see “Pages” and under that, “Pages Feed.” Click on it to open a new newsfeed, with all the posts from us and all the pages you’ve been missing. Annoying, right? (To get back to your regular newsfeed, click on “Home” in the top blue menu.)
Second, if you would like to be notified whenever we post something, go to our RDAC Facebook page and enable Notifications, move your cursor over where it says “Liked,” and a little menu pops up. Click on “Get Notifications.” Now every time we post, you will see it under “Notifications” on your news page. (Notifications is the little globe on the blue menu bar at the top. A little number pops up beside it every time there’s something for you to notice.)
Third, you might find you get an annoying email from Facebook whenever you get a Notification. That could happen with anything you get a Notification about, not just us. If you want to make those go away, here’s how -click the little down-arrow in the blue menu bar – the one you click to log out. Just above Log Out, you’ll see “Settings.” Click that to open your General Account Settings. Over on the left you’ll see a menu; find “Notifications” and click on it. That opens your Notification Settings on the right. Under “How You Get Notifications” you will see “Email”; click “Edit.” There you will find a list of 63 options (yes, 63) that you can turn off, to avoid getting all those annoying emails about Notifications.
There are still postions available for our committees, if you are seeking to get involved with Arts and Culture in Red Deer. We love to share our work with volunteers and they have a great time helping in various capacities from committees to First Fridays Red Deer. Get involved, join today!
The Programming Committee is seeking volunteers to help with formulating plans for new workshops and events for “Where’s My Tribe” and working with the community to develop and implement workshops and special events geared to arts organizations and artists in Red Deer and area to promote ongoing networking to share knowledge and experience.
The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to discuss the new Marketing Plan and help with guiding the plan to fruition. If you love Social Media and talking about the arts, this volunteer position is for you!
The Scholarship and Awards committee is seeking people interested in furthering the goals of young artists at the college and high school level and emerging artists early in their career. If this interests you, please contact Diana.
Contact Diana at 403-348-2787
The Muskoka Chairs Fundraiser held at Artwalk Festival on June 18, 2011 was a joint fundraiser between RDAC and Artwalk. Unfortunately, rain fell by the bucket load and the Artwalk Committee were forced to close it down by 3:00 pm. They apologized for any inconvenience this caused potential bidders. All the Muskoka Chairs went to good homes. Perhaps one of them showed up in your neighbourhood!