The Education Committee
is responsible for generating programs for artist members and collectors to aid in the increase of knowledge of art and the business of art. This committee will work towards providing content for long-distance learning in order to deliver content to our members across Canada.
The Finance Committee
provides advice to the Board on financial policy, risk management and financial oversight. It oversees the necessary planning and processes to establish operating budgets and to allocate resources effectively, to ensure the short and long term financial goals of the Artists’ Network.
The Programming Committee
is responsible for finding pop-up show opportunities across the city and the scheduling of the calendar of exhibition for the year. Meeting approximately ten times a year or less to set the calendar, jury submissions, craft calls and manage scheduled shows. Management of exhibitions includes maintaining a collegial relationship with the artist, obtaining the required images, payments and promotional materials. Members of this committee are also asked to help staff and organize opening receptions. Additionally, the committee also sets policy and procedures for the gallery.
The Governance Committee
is responsible for the recruitment of members to the Board of Directors and oversight of the corporate operations of the Artists Network. The Governance Committee also oversees HR policy implementation in accordance with legislation and best practices. Governance is a function of the Board and Advisory Council.
The Marketing Communications Committee
provides advice and direction to the Network and works with the staff on the execution of the marketing, promotion and sponsorship activities of the Artistsʼ Network, and its specific initiatives. Membership on the committee is open to the broader membership of the AN, and to individuals with expertise in the field. This committee is responsible for brand stewardship of the Artistsʼ Network and its initiatives. It also ensures that the Artistsʼ Network remains responsive to its membership by maintaining and developing the channels of communications the organization needs, such as website, email and social media. It ensures the membership is informed of the activities of the Artistsʼ Network, and organizes, facilitates and analyzes membership feedback. Its goal is to explore the changing potential of technology for the Artistsʼ Network.
The Membership Committee
is responsible for managing membership. This includes developing program to retain existing members as well as attracting new members. Some focus will be on programming for established artists and building a mentorship program.
The Exhibition Committee
is responsible for finding pop-up show venues across the city as well as alternate exhibition spaces for members. The committee usually meets monthly or as needed. Other responsibilities are coming up with themes for members’ group shows, as well as finding solo exhibition opportunities for members. The committee also juries submissions for possible exhibitions, and manages scheduled shows. Management of exhibitions includes maintaining a collegial relationship with the artist, obtaining the required images and promotional materials. Members of this committee are also asked to help staff with hanging, taking down the show and to organize opening receptions. Additionally, the committee also sets policy and procedures for the Artists’ Network Gallery.