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C The Visual Arts Foundation Call for Board Members


To apply, please send a confidential statement of interest along with your CV to info@cmagazine.com by July 10, 2023.

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10 Jul 2023

C The Visual Arts Foundation, publisher of C Magazine, seeks dynamic and devoted Board members. C’s Board of Directors work collaboratively and with staff leadership toward strategic vision and oversight, and to review and develop policies through committee work. In line with our current Strategic Plan, Board members work with the Executive Director and Staff to:

  • Diversify and sustain C’s commitment to excellence in editorial and artistic content in the magazine and across our platforms
  • Enhance engagement with contemporary art criticism and artistic practices for our Diverse Audiences
  • Strengthen organizational capacity and knowledge

C considers the inclusion of perspectives fostered by voices from diverse groups to be of central importance to any successful endeavor of the foundation, and works to achieve this by applying the Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion policies to the makeup of the organization, inclusive of the Board of Directors.

C welcomes applicants of any age or background and encourages applications from energetic and committed individuals who are familiar with or are contributors to the visual arts community in Canada. We strive to have a variety of professional experiences, and are particularly keen to hear from individuals with HR or financial backgrounds. Applicants need not have prior Board experience.

Information for Applicants

Board membership is voluntary. Board members do not receive financial compensation or another benefit. According to their means, board members support the organization and maintain a subscription to C Magazine during their tenure. Board members have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of C and must declare any potential conflicts of interest as they arise.

C is an equal opportunity employer that uses an Affirmative Action Program to actively increase the representation of equity-seeking groups in the art sector, with current priority given to Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, deaf, mad and disabled and 2SLGBTQIAP persons. Applicants may voluntarily self-identify using this self-identification form; only those who self-identify can benefit from the C Affirmative Action Procedures. All applicants are assessed based on their merits; Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

C Magazine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and providing accommodation for those who require it. Please let us know of any accommodation we may provide at any point during the application or selection process. If contacted for an interview, please communicate if you require accommodation.


Prospective Board members should have a passion for contemporary visual art and culture and several of the following general qualifications:
  • Capacity to contribute time and resources to C Magazine and its Board
  • Leadership in the non-profit sector
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Fundraising abilities
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong community ties
C seeks Board members with one or more of the following areas of expertise:
  • Governance, Legal
  • Accounting, Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Arts stakeholders: Practicing Artist, Art Writer, Critic, Publisher, Editor, Curator, etc.
  • Communications, Public Relations, Marketing
  • Community Building
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Ability to mentor and support others, including staff and fellow Board members


  • Serve a 3-year term, renewable, beginning in Fall 2023
  • Attend up to 8 meetings per year in person or virtually (currently via Zoom)
  • Attend and support C Magazine events
  • Oversee the financial health of the organization
  • Steward C’s strategic plan, Board and corporate governance structures, policies, and practices
  • Work with staff (Executive Director and Editor) to develop and implement policies and practices
  • Map and activate personal and professional networks
  • Participate in fundraising
  • Identify or arrange sponsorships and donations
  • Support C Magazine’s editorial vision
  • Facilitate community and local partnerships
  • Represent C’s mandate and vision in communities across the GTA, Canada and internationally
  • Implement all with a view to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, access and inclusivity

About the Magazine

C Magazine, established in 1984, is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. Each issue explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism and artists’ projects. Our content focuses on the activities of contemporary art practitioners residing in Canada and Canadian practitioners living abroad—with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic and other equity-seeking communities—as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged and imaginative conversations about art.

C Magazine readers are visual arts professionals and those with a keen interest in the forms, content and meaning of contemporary art - including artists, curators, art writers and critics, dealers, educators, students, consultants and art collectors. We place an emphasis on graphic design as an important aspect of our readers' experience. We also consider the importance of our collective responsibility to the environment—printing C Magazine in limited runs, in full colour UV inks, on uncoated FSC certified paper, perfect bound with an aqueous coating on a matte cover.

About C The Visual Arts Foundation

C Magazine is published three times each year by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education and document contemporary visual art and artist culture. C The Visual Arts Foundation features the work of more than 200 writers and presenters each year in the magazine and related programming.

C acknowledges that the majority of discourses pertaining to contemporary visual art have been informed by Western European thought, values and practices. The inclusion of perspectives from diverse groups is central to the vitality of contemporary art, art criticism, its communities and more broadly, society. Please see our policies and procedures, or read more about diversity, equity, access, and inclusion at C.