Critical Distance Centre for Curators, a not-for-profit initiative and space devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated and collaborative individuals to join the organization’s active Board of Directors. Serving as a Board member provides an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the organization and contribute to important decision-making processes regarding programming, operations, fundraising, communications and governance. Working closely with CDCC’s Director, Board members will consider short and long-term strategic planning for the organization. Serving as a CDCC Board member provides an opportunity to help grow this emerging organization and contribute to creating equitable practices that will sustainably expand the gallery’s multi-faceted programming.
Ideal candidates will be able to help develop and implement strategies that will generate revenue and build the gallery’s audience by developing collaborations and attracting new visitors. While we welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and with different levels of experience, we are looking for individuals with any or all of the following:
— Knowledge of non-profit Board management and strategic planning
— Experience with fundraising strategy, grant writing, and donor relations
— Interest/engagement with curatorial inquiry/theory and/or practice
— Ability to commit to a hands-on, collaborative and detail-oriented volunteer position
Interested candidates should send a one-page letter of interest and CV to info (at) criticaldistance (dot) ca by November 8, 2017. Any inquiries may also be addressed to this email.
CDCC is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply. As always, we thank all participants for their time, energy, interest, and support.
Critical Distance provides a venue and context for curators and artists in all stages of their professional development. As an independent curator-led initiative, our mission springs from the interests, motivations and methodologies of contemporary curatorial practice, foregrounding critical inquiry, collaboration, and experimentation in making new connections between artists, art forms, ideas, images, objects, environments, and audiences.With a focus on critically engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life.
Since 2013 we have produced and co-produced 22+ exhibitions featuring nearly 100 artists working in all media, and have welcomed over 9600 visitors to our gallery and events such as talks, screenings, workshops, and more. Upcoming programming partnerships with SAVAC, Independent Curators International (NY), and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective are in currently in development, and future initiatives include expansion within and around Artscape Youngplace through billboard, moving image, and library/reading room activations and events. Networking and educational programs for curators, artists, and local and international audiences are also a programming priority. CDCC is located in Suite 302 at Artscape Youngplace near Trinity Bellwoods Park; building and gallery space are fully accessible.