CV Arts seeks new helpers at AGM

The Board of CV Arts is gearing up for its AGM on March 1 at Pynelogs.

The Board of CV Arts will hold its annual general meeting Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre.

The AGM is a wonderful opportunity for members, and in fact anyone interested in the arts, to hear about the incredible cross-section of activities, exhibitions and special events that have been sponsored over the past year in the ambience of our beautiful heritage building.

In addition, we want to brief our membership on the exciting new Cultural Tourism initiative that has evolved out of the Cultural Scan project we sponsored two years ago.

CV Arts is a registered Non-Profit Society which has been fostering the growth, awareness and appreciation of the arts in the Columbia Valley for more than 35 years.

The AGM is your opportunity to participate in the nomination of Directors to the Board for the coming year.  We have an active and enthusiastic Board who have shepherded CV Arts through a period of significant growth and change over the past 10 years.

This year in particular, we are hoping to recruit several new Board members in the following positions:

1) President — This is an opportunity to provide leadership in a particularly exciting time for CV Arts.

The president will work with the past president, Chris Evans, to develop our working relationship with the new Cultural Tourism Committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

The president will guide decisions with regards to our marketing strategy, particularly in relation to improving our image/brand on social media. The president supervises and is supported by our very capable and experienced gallery and administration manager.

2) Director of Marketing —  We are looking for someone who delights in developing innovative ways to use the latest social media technologies to create an attractive and exciting internet presence.

The director of marketing will also be responsible for re-energizing our sponsorship programs, building on our established base of contacts and our well-known Cinefest Movie series, Performing Arts concerts, Mountain Mosaic Arts Festival, the annual Tour of the Arts and our Pynelogs Gallery Season.

3) Director of Grants —   CV Arts has developed a range of fund-raising sources such as grants, sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, memberships, gallery sales, facility rentals, special events and direct funding from the District of Invermere.

However, we are in need of an individual who enjoys the challenge of writing crisp narratives about CV Arts projects, gathering budget information, understanding the priorities of the granting agencies and working with granting agencies to meet application standards.

Come to the CV Arts AGM. Learn more about the board’s various committees, hear about the new Cultural Tourism initiative, maybe lend a hand! There’s something for everyone and we’d love to tell you more.

Please contact Chris Evans at 250- 342-8392 for answers to any questions. See you there.