Each committee must have a Chair who is in charge of organizing and recording meetings
The Chair of each committee must be a board member (that way said board member can relay information and reports from committee meetings to the board and vice versa)
There is a formal process for joining certain committees which require certain levels of experience/education from its members
The Programming Committee meets three or four times per year to make programming decisions about the Visiting Artist Program and the Don Wright Memorial Scholarship. They plan and create the calls for submissions, review applications, and decide on which artists are programmed. The committee mainly consists of visual artists in the St. John’s art community. If you are interested in joining the Programming Committee please click here and fill out the form. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Studio Committee has discussions and makes decisions on anything related to the way the print studio functions. To be part of this committee, you need to actively use or have a history of using the SMP studio as a renter. This committee tackles the nitty gritty side of the print studio. Additionally, we are hoping to expand the scope of the studio committee to look/plan small events in the studio such as ‘open studio nights’. If you are interested in joining the Studio Committee, please click here and fill out the form. If you have any questions email email@example.com
Fundraising & Special Events Committee
The Fundraising Committee raises funds for St. Michael’s Printshop. This committee can be composed of anyone who is interested in helping diversify and expand the ways we raise money and visibility for the printshop. You don’t need previous experience to join this committee, but all experience is welcome. This committee is one of the most hands-on committees in terms of the types of jobs you might end up doing as a member. If you are interested in joining the Fundraising & Special Events Committee please click here and fill out the form. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a step toward goals to diversify, which SMP has long held but not yet delivered on, the Anti-Oppression committee is dedicated to dismantling white supremacy and other forms of oppression such as: racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, colonialism, capitalism, heterosexism, gender based discrimination, ageism, islamophobia. This requires research and action on the part of the committee and enthusiastic cooperation of staff, board, and members. This committee recognizes that as we educate ourselves there will be a need to change and add to our mandate and the scope of the committee’s goals.
The committee works on an anti-oppression mandate as well as to come up with ideas on how to identify and make structural changes to institutional racism in our organization.
Actively work to centre and support BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA artists. This will be done in consultation with the programming committee by programming artists from these communities as well as inviting artists into the shop to give (paid) workshops and talks. This could also look like a BIPOC specific Artist in Residence program (paid according to CARFAC fees).
Organize and hold events that are designed to educate our members as well as the public at large at identifying racism and white supremacy and working to dismantle it. This could take the form of informal events in the shop such as an anti-oppression training, anti-racist book club, discussion group, political print club, etc.
To develop and implement strategies to dismantle white supremacy and other oppressive systems within the organization while centering on QTBIPOC folks through programming.
Be a safe place for members, staff, public, etc. to voice concerns about SMP space/people/etc. and work towards resolutions in such instances.
We are looking for members to join this committee, if you are interested fill out click here and fill out the form.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee meets on an as-need basis to check in with any issues that arise at relational levels whether that be a staff, member, or volunteer issue. This committee usually consists of mostly board members, but it invites and welcomes members of the community who have a background in Human Resources. If you are interested in joining the Human Resources Committee please email email@example.com with the subject heading “Interest in Human Resources Committee.”
There are two more committees that form on an “as need” basis at St. Michael’s Printshop:
The Nomination Committee
The Hiring Committee
These committees are usually formed from board members and specially invited community members. The Nomination Committee looks for and vets prospective board members – and they ensure that the process for bringing new board members is done correctly according to SMP’s bylaws. The Hiring Committee meets only when SMP puts out a new job call. They compose job calls, review job applications, and manage of the hiring process.