Seeking Nominations/Candidates for the 2017-2018 Programming Collective
Since the fall of 1989, Pleasure Dome has presented diverse experimental media arts, as such we strive to nurture an appreciation for artists’ moving images in ways which are accessible, engaging and challenging, and balance our exhibition priorities to include: current practices, historical traditions, and works which are shown infrequently due to genre or format, or because their creators have traditionally been denied access to widespread exhibition.
Pleasure Dome is seeking media artists, curators, writers and scholars who share our commitment to the exhibition and critical understanding of experimental media art. The Pleasure Dome Collective is a unique hybrid between a programming collective and a board of directors – the Collective collaboratively directs the artistic vision of the organization with the support of the program coordinator, in addition to functioning as the organization’s legal Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who have experience in media arts production/artistic practices and/or curatorial, programming, critical writing practice as well as experience with artist-run centre, governance/budgeting/finance, fundraising/development, project planning, and event planning.
Pleasure Dome is a working collective and encourages those who are interested in hands on experience of collaborative programming/curating in addition to performing more general board of director’s duties. We encourage applications from those who support our commitment to experimental media arts and who are willing to commit a minimum of 10-12 hours per month to the organization. Commitments include: attending monthly meetings, project participation/coordination and event volunteering.
Collective members are not eligible to be in Pleasure Dome exhibitions/screenings while serving on the collective, and will be expected to hold their positions until the next Annual General Meeting. The terms are 2 years beginning from the 2017 AGM. In order to be nominated you must be a general member of the Pleasure Dome for at least 10 days prior to the AGM. If you are interested in this opportunity please forward a letter of interest and a brief resume highlighting relevant qualifications and experience, indicating to the Pleasure Dome’s Programming Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the upcoming AGM and outline your interest for wanting to join the Collective to the members. The election of the Collective/Board of Directors will take place at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 23rd @ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave. Please feel free to email Tom Taylor Programming Coordinator at email@example.com if you have any questions.