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Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Department

Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development

Authority

Section 6 of the Arts Council Act

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (ArtsNL) is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and production of works in the province, the study and enjoyment of those works, and to encourage public awareness of the arts. The Council is governed by a volunteer board of 13 appointed by government, reflecting regional representation of the province. This includes 10 professional artists who provide sectoral representation of the arts community; one community representative (with an interest in the arts); one business representative (with an interest in the arts); and one representative of the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development (non-voting). Council receives an annual grant of $1.9 million from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, program delivery, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports the following artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing. (For additional information about the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, please visit www.nlac.ca

Structure:

The Council shall consist of 13 members to be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

The membership of the council shall provide geographic representation of the province and council shall be comprised as follows:

  • 10 of the members appointed to the council shall be professional artists who provide sectoral representation of the arts community. For more information about the definition of a professional artist, please see section 3.1 of the Arts Council Act. Normally this includes two members from the music, theatre, visual arts and writing sectors and one representative from the dance and film sectors.
  • Two members shall be community representatives with an interest in the arts. Normally this includes one community representative and one business representative.
  • One member shall be a non-voting representative from the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up Council should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Arts and Culture Experience
  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Financial Expertise
  • Executive /Leadership Experience
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources

Qualifications:

Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council should possess the following qualifications:

  • Be a professional artist who provides sectoral (Dance; Music; Theatre; Visual Art; Writing; and Film) representation of the arts community. For more information about the definition of a professional artist, please see section 3.1 of the Arts Council Act.
  • Community members with an interest in the arts to represent the public interest.

In addition, members of Council should possess the following personal attributes:

  • Strong reading comprehension and critical thinking skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on all council issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider other council members opinions
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Ability to travel to council meetings

Time Commitments:

Members of council should be available to meet 3 times per year for full day business meetings and six times a year for 2 hour grant ratification meetings. Council committees normally meet 3- 4 times per year. Council members are also expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for business, grant ratification and committee meetings.

Term:

Each member of the Council may be appointed for a term of not longer than 3 years and is eligible for reappointment, but a member may not serve more than 2 continuous terms. A member of council shall continue to hold office until he or she is reappointed or a new member is appointed.

Additional Information:

No remuneration or honorarium for council meetings.

Members of the council shall be reimbursed by the council for expenses incurred in relation to meetings and the work of the council in accordance with a scale of expenses for public servants.

A person who holds office as a member of the council is not eligible for funding from the council during his or her term of office.

Vacancy Profile:

The Council is seeking to fill up to 11 vacancies in the following categories:

Dance Representative (1)

Music Representatives (2)

Theatre Representatives (2)

Visual Art Representatives (2)

Writing Representatives (2)

Community Representative (1)

Business Representative with an interest in the Arts (1)

Expressions of interest being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Deputy Minister or Designate, Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural DevelopmentMember Non-VotingLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
Doran, Ms. Barbara MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2014-06-172017-06-16
Doyle, Mr. Jerry MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2013-06-302016-06-29
Hennessey, Mr. Todd MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
Hill, Mr. Stan ChairLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
LeBlanc, Mr. Pierre MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
MacDonald, Ms. Lisa MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
Moore, Ms. Lisa MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2013-06-302016-06-29
Neville, Mr. Richard MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2013-06-302016-06-29
Parker, Ms. Christina MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
Peters, Ms. Helen MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-03-022015-03-01
Steffan, Ms. Marie MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2013-06-302016-06-29
VacantMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2015-03-01

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