How to Get Involved

Why become involved?

Volunteering with the SCA provides the opportunity to network with fellow dedicated SCA member artists with similar background and interests. Join a great team!!

How can you be involved?

  • Volunteering on SCA committees and assisting with local SCA events and exhibitions, providing workshops and demos
  • Submitting articles to the SCA newsletterTwitter account and FaceBook pages
  • Attending invited workshops and annual social activities (Winter Holiday party, Annual General Meeting)
  • Serving on the SCA Executive. Call for nominations for SCA Executive Board positions are being accepted until June 2, 2018. Please complete the Nomination_Form_for_SCA_Executive_Positions_2018-2020 and submit a one-page summary of intent and brief biography (maximum of 400 words) with the name of the Executive Position for which you are running.

Vacant 2018-2020 SCA Executive Committee Positions (Including Directorships)

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair (Director)
The duties and responsibilities of the Treasure and Finance Committee shall be to:

  1. Prepare the SCA annual budget
  2. Maintain accurate bank records of all SCA accounts.
  3. Supervise deposit and withdrawal from all SCA accounts.
  4. Prepare a quarterly review of SCA accounts, including statements of income and expense, assets and liabilities.
  5. Secure and distribute an annual audited statement.
  6. Supervise issue of annual dues reminders and receipts.
  7. Manage charitable donations.
  8. Supervise bookkeeping arrangements.
  9. Coordinate the appointment and removal of signing officers.
  10. Manage SCA insurance and GST obligations.
  11. Explore fund raising activities.

Exhibitions Committee Chair (Director) 
The duties and responsibilities of the Exhibitions Chair and Committee shall be to:

  1. Annually prepare, for review by the Board, a proposed schedule of exhibitions for at least two years in advance so as to create a rolling schedule for SCA exhibitions. The proposed schedule will include:
    • location (venue and province);
    • nature/theme of the show;
    • open juried, SCA elected members or SCA elected & associate members SCA exhibitions will be directed toward the achievement of SCA objectives, particularly those which address “artistic excellence” and recognition through “a program of awards
  2. For each exhibition:
    • draw up contracts between SCA and the gallery involved 
    • develop and distribute “Call for Entry” forms 
    • develop price lists, catalogues, signage and French translation, where applicable 
    • arrange for date, place and time for the jurying 
    • arrange for exhibition installation, security, “sitters', dismantling and pick up at show’s end 
    • arrange for an appropriate level of insurance coverage 
    • where possible, provide assistance to receive and return work sent from out of town 
    • arrange for designing, printing and distribution of invitations to SCA exhibitions 
    • arrange for photographs of the exhibition opening to be taken by an SCA volunteer 
    • see that the website manager, and the newsletter editor are provided with selected images of the photographs for publication on the website and the newsletter
    • provide the Publicity Committee chair with information for press releases.

Webmaster and Website Committee Chair (possibility of Directorship)
The duties and responsibilities of the Webmaster and Website Committee shall be to:

  1. Update SCA member’s contact information as per changes to membership registration database.To collect meaningful web statistics and share these with the Communications committee on a regular basis.
  2. Issue password and login information for personal page access as well as on-line gallery.
  3. Respond to members’ queries regarding uploading their images and biography text.
  4. Ensure that all information on the SCA website is current and accurate.  Upload attachments and other files, maintain dates and move past event documents to archive sections or removed when appropriate e.g., calls for artist, newsletters, announcement of upcoming exhibitions, Elected membership information document, and application form for elected membership.
  5. Investigate and propose technologies which will help the Society with improved management of business and/or increasing efficiency (as required), in cooperation with the Finance and Communications Committees.
Newsletter Committee Chair
Responsibilities include:
  1. Supervising publication and distribution of the SCA Newsletter.
  2. Soliciting newsworthy information from Members and Arts community.
  3. Formatting articles and other submissions.
  4. Designing layout of newsletter (electronic and print).
  5. Submitting final draft to President for approval.
  6. Ensuring that file is sent to Webmaster for potign and distributed electronically to membership in a timely fashion.
Associate Membership Chair
Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Membership Chair by being a liaison to Associate members