M:ST invites you to lend your support to our next phase of innovative programming. The Festival is regularly promoted through local and national radio, television, magazines, and newsletter; as well as through our website and a Festival Guide distributed through our member organizations. M:ST Festival events are seen by thousands of viewers throughout Southern Alberta. Your community-minded contribution will help enrich the cultural life and landscape of Southern Alberta.
M:ST is always expanding, and it wouldn’t be a success without our amazing volunteers! M:ST is constantly seeking those interested in lending a helping hand at M:ST performances, exhibitions, and fundraisers. Volunteer positions include bartending, event set-up and strike, and special projects assistance, as well as board membership. To inquire about current volunteer opportunities, applying to become a board member, or to be placed on our volunteer queue, email us at email@example.com with the subject line M:ST Volunteering.
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or supporter of an M:ST program or biennial, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re working on these projects:- Long-term engagement to transform M:ST’s programming, funding, and administrative models. This includes the structure of the board and the rewriting of bylaws.
- M:ST 10 International Residency Exchange + Gathering.
- Youth Arts Caucus pilot project.
- Experimenting with and enacting non-hierarchical governance structures, clear boundaries, and consent based relationships between coworkers, board members, artists, and our publics.
Step 1 - Ask questions
If you’re not sure that board work is right for you, please e-mail the board via email@example.com. Leave a phone number if you’d like to receive a call back.
Step 2 - Apply
Send us an introduction to yourself along with an explanation of why you would like to join and what skills you would bring to a Director position (a.k.a an expression of interest) by Thursday, June 30, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe your relevant lived experience and informal or formal training. The expression of interest can be sent in the form of:
- a 5 minute video (link or video),
- a 5 minute voice recording (link or video),
- one page written (pdf or doc)
Your expression of interest will be reviewed by current Directors in preparation for the AGM.
Step 3 - Attend the AGM
Prospective Directors will be voted on to the board at our AGM on Thursday July 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm (mst). The meeting will be held on Zoom and we will email you a link and meeting materials prior to the meeting. Before the vote, each Director will be asked to introduce themselves and share their motivations for joining the Board. Each voting member can vote for themselves and others.
In order to be a voting member you will need to pay our $1 membership fee. You can pay via visa or mastercard on our website, or use visa debit on our Canada Helps page. Canada Helps requires a minimum donation of $3. If you don’t have access to online payment, we can make an alternative arrangement.
You will become a Board Member if you receive a majority vote at the AGM. Immediately following the AGM, we will hold our first introductory board meeting.
If there are any barriers to this recruitment process that you need removed, please contact our Board President at email@example.com. We will work with you to determine how to meet your needs throughout recruitment and your potential term as a board member.
We enthusiastically invite folks who are Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Colour, people who have disabilities, people of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, persons from poor and working class backgrounds, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage equity seeking communities. M:ST has a zero-tolerance policy for bigotry. Including but not limited to; anti-Indigeneity, anti-Blackness, xenophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, ableism, anti-semitism, etc.