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Call for Board Members

Femme Wave is looking for dedicated volunteer board members to contribute to the continued success of the organization.

Femme Wave is an intersectional feminist organization and those on the board should identify as such. While all those interested are encouraged to apply, the board will prioritize applicants who can offer expertise in legal, finances, and board governance and compliance.

People with multiple marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to get involved with Femme Wave, including queer, trans, and disabled people of colour and size.

The Femme Wave board of directors is a governance and policy board.  Board meetings are typically held once per month. As stewards for the organization, directors provide strategic direction to the executive director, artistic director, and the director of resources. Directors additionally regularly review the organization’s financial statements and approve the annual budget. Directors are part of the public face of the organization and occasionally represent Femme Wave at events year-round, beyond our annual Femme Wave Festival. Directors hold two-year terms, with the option to seek re-election for up to five consecutive terms.

Expectations of all Board Members:

  • Attend all regularly scheduled board meetings.
  • Advise the overall tone and integrity of Femme Wave.
  • Read any and all material pertaining to board meetings.
  • Participate as a member on either the human resources committee or the governance committee.
  • Contribute to annual strategic planning processes.
  • Consider partnerships, sponsors in your own networks for the benefit of Femme Wave.
  • Attend and manage fundraising and festival events.
About Femme Wave

Femme Wave is a feminist arts festival. The festival takes place annually in November across multiple inner-city venues and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception. Founded in 2015, it is a collective-run organization with board and committee members of diverse and varying backgrounds.

Our mission is to create a safe, positive, and inclusive space for women and non-binary artists. Our vision is a local and national arts scene that celebrates and supports women and non-binary artists and provides them with safe spaces and opportunities to share their work.

Values:

  • Creating positive, safe, supportive spaces and opportunity for women and non-binary artists.
  • Applying a punk rock, feminist lens to all arts programming.
  • Championing the creativity of women and people with non-binary identities.
  • Providing opportunities for, and inclusive access to, diverse stories, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Educating and being educated about feminist intersectional issues.
  • Facilitating feminist fun.
  • Ultimately being badass feminist bitches.

We understand and acknowledge that Femme Wave takes place on Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut’ina, also known as Calgary.

For more information about us, please visit our website femmewave.com.

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