OVERVIEW: Founded in 2000, The Arts of Life is a local non-profit organization that supports adult artists with intellectual disabilities. Offering alternatives to traditional work programs for people with disabilities, The Arts of Life employs over 60 artists at its professional arts studios in Chicago and Glenview. Here, the artists focus on a variety of art forms including visual art, performance, installation, and music.
The Arts of Life Associate Board is made up of a group young Chicago area professionals who lead fundraising events and actively volunteer for The Arts of Life. Members are committed to the organization's mission of bringing people with and without disabilities together to create an artistic culture.
RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS
- Attend monthly board meetings
- Pay annual dues of $50
- Event-plan and fundraise to support The Arts of Life
- Approximate time commitment: 4 hours per month (depending on upcoming events)
- Develop your professional and leadership skills through committee and event chairmanship
- Leverage your personal and professional networks to further the mission of The Arts of Life throughout Chicagoland
- Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
BOARD MEETINGS: The Associate Board meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Chicago studio located on 2010 West Carroll Avenue. Board meetings are a collaborative space where we receive studio updates, plan our upcoming events, and brainstorm future projects. Outside of board meetings, members spend time building relationships with potential donors and marketing Associate Board events within and outside of their networks.
RECRUITMENT EVENTS: We are holding two recruitment events in the coming months that will provide information to potential members and allow potential and current board members to meet. The May and June Associate Board meetings will also be open to potential members.
Tuesday, May 10th at 6:15 p.m.
The Arts of Life Chicago Studio (2010 West Carroll Avenue)
Join us for a presentation about The Arts of Life and the Associate Board. Ask questions, meet current board members, and enjoy snacks and drinks. All are welcome to stay for the board meeting following this event at 7:00 p.m.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/996321607082982/
Open House at Emporium
Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Emporium Wicker Park (1366 North Milwaukee Avenue)
Come out to Emporium Arcade Bar for a night of fun. Get to know current board members and learn about their experiences with the Associate Board. Informational flyers with details about joining the board will be available.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223102408079524/
2010 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL, US 60612
Duration:3 months or longer
Time commitment:Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day:Evenings
Days of week:Weekdays
Extra details:Fee required