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Notes from Meetings - Oct 10, 2017

ArtWorks Committee 10/10/17

Present: Sandy, Carol, Mark, Jim H, Johnny, Jacqueline A, Jim C

The main focus of this meeting was to discuss and create the job description for the position that the REDC grant would fund. It ended with the ArtWork team tasked with developing the final description and reporting back to Jim H. It would help if BluSeed staff could clarify the tasks they take care of.

It was discussed that the position needs to definitely work on developing other income sources and grants in order to fund the position in the future. Organizational  & management experience more important than not-for-profit experience.

If grant doesn't come through, ArtWorks would still like to try to hire someone at a 1/2 time position.

Hiring schedule from grant
  • Late Sept - BluSeed Exec Com and ArtWorks Com meet to discuss and finalize job announcement
  • Oct - announce the position; application deadline early November
  • Nov - review applications, select candidates, conduct interviews
  • “Strong candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience working for a non-profit, with preferred skills in financial oversight, event management, fundraising and development”
  • Late Nov - offer position
  • January - starts

Business Sponsor Program - no progress yet

Studio Tour - materials and publicity in progress for Oct tour.

Plein Air Festival - waiting for final bills and payments to come in.

Financial Report - it would help if the ArtWorks Committee had access to the financial records so they could check on bills and checks received.

Brochures - Sandy reported we have 6 cartons of ArtWorks brochures - they should be redistributed to local markets.

Membership - Sandy suggested a joint ArtWorks/BluSeed membership. Included in all ArtWorks professional memberships would be $35 to go to BluSeed for a basic membership. Eliminate ArtWorks $25 supporting membership and make it a $35 BluSeed basic membership.

Acknowledgement of Partnership - we should each have something on our websites. Sandy has put BluSeed logo and link on ArtWorks home page; also added link to press release and info about partnership on ArtWorks "info" page.

Flea Market Oct 28 - Beth Gallagher has organized one in the Town Hall to benefit not-for-profit organizations. We've been invited to participate. Since it is a Studio Tour day, it was suggested ArtWorks have a table with brochures and Studio Tour flyers.