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Board of Directors Application

Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) is a grassroots non-profit organization that works to amplify the voices of young people for human rights change through the visual arts. Incorporated in 2016 in New York state, ARTE encourages youth to develop creative solutions to and raise awareness of local and global human rights challenges in schools, jails, and in community organizations. For more information on our work, please see our 2020 Annual Report.


In the efforts to continue our mission to amplify youth voices to participate in meaningful social change and to lead the organization’s vision, ARTE is recruiting at least two new members for our Board of Directors.


As part of this work, we are looking for individuals with integrity and humility who are: 


  • Willing to prioritize young people, their agency, stories, and needs at the forefront of our organization; 

  • Able to support and co-create with ARTE’s emerging Junior Board, a youth board of leaders ages 14-21 years old. 

  • Able to commit to serving for at least one year, but open to serving for more;

  • Available to attend up to 12 board meetings annually - for now via Zoom, but hopefully in person again when it becomes safe and possible for all members to attend; 

  • Able to provide specialized expertise to the organization by serving on at least one committee each year (e.g. compliance, curriculum, hiring, etc.) 

  • Are committed to fundraising for the organization, either through their networks or own personal commitment, aiming around $1,000 each year. 

  • Available to serve as an Ambassador for the organization both in raising resources, but also attending events and supporting our community initiatives; 

  • Coming to the board with a learning lens, and contribute to the best of their ability;

  • Sharing ARTE’s social justice values, including, but not limited to #BlackLivesMatter.


We recognize that many individuals come from a wide variety of different backgrounds and experiences. We invite individuals from all different parts of their social justice journeys who are strong leaders and passionate about this work. As we further build our Board of Directors, we are balancing the need to continue to grow and sustain our developing organization, along with individuals who have strong, bold ideas and are able to execute them in community with others. 

Applications are due Saturday, January 15 at 11:59 PM ET.

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