Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Board Member

The Media Arts Council works to further its mission to actively support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community.

MAC seeks to:

●        Support artists by increasing opportunities to exhibit or perform their work in Media

●        Create opportunities to communicate information about art happenings throughout the area

●        Contribute to community arts events that appeal to all members of the community

Our overriding passion is the importance of arts in the community, and the Media Arts Council seeks to support all who take part.

Expectations of the Board as a Whole

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for

●       determining the mission and purposes of the organization

●       selecting and evaluating the performance of the chief executive

●       strategic and organizational planning

●       ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management

●       fundraising and resource development

●       approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services

●       enhancing the organization’s public image

●       assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization


Expectations of Individual Board Members

Each individual board member is expected to

●       know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs

●       faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements

●       serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission

●       leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission

●       give a minimum personal financial donation of $250

●       help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy

●       prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in at least 8 of 11 board meetings

●       participate fully in at least one committee

●       purchase tickets for and attend at least4 events per years

Further, board members are expected to

●       follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions

●       sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings

●       maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization


The Media Arts Council is seeking new board members. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in finance and fundraising.