Company:  Art in the Open 


Looking For

Employment Type

Date Posted
February 7, 2024


Submission Deadline
not specified

Prince Edward Island


Art in the Open is looking for new board members!

The Art in the Open Board is currently seeking 1 to 3 individuals to join our board and shape the future of our annual contemporary art festival in Charlottetown, PEI.

About Art in the Open

Art in the Open (AitO) is an annual festival of contemporary art in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, that takes place over two weeks in August, culminating in the signature art-at-night event from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., traditionally falling on the last Saturday in August. AITO brings art installations, projections, performances, sculpture, and multimedia works to Downtown Charlottetown, as well as career development opportunities for artists and diverse interactive experiences for audiences. AITO is dedicated to enhancing the use, conservation, and appreciation of public spaces in Charlottetown while promoting free access to a high standard of contemporary visual art outside of a traditional gallery setting.

About the Board

AitO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is made up of between 7 and 9 members. Members of the Board of Directors are elected for a 3-year term and are eligible for re-election for two consecutive terms if they choose. The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members may also serve on one or more committees (curatorial, sponsorship, etc.). 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Contribute to high-level discussions about strategic goals and operations;
• Provide guidance to advance Art in the Open’s vision and mission;
• Review and approve governance policies and procedures;
• Support festival staff through the Executive Director;
• Annual financial statement review;
• Act as passionate advocates for Art in the Open.

How to Apply

This is an ongoing deadline/application process that will remain open until all required board positions are filled. The AitO Board will review the applications and contact interested members. Please submit a statement of interest along with your CV to [email protected]

Art in the Open Inc. is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); 2SLGBTQIAP+; and Persons with Disabilities to apply. Where requested, we will accommodate candidates for all aspects of the application. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].