Board of Directors


Burnaby Arts Council



Organization Description: 

The Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) was established in 1967 to fund raise for a Burnaby based public art gallery. In its 45+ years, the BAC has continued with its mandate of supporting, promoting and expanding the arts throughout Burnaby. Further, the Council plays a pivotal role in providing leadership to emerging artists and established art groups alike; showcasing their creative talents and providing opportunities for greater involvement in community culture events and projects.

The Burnaby Arts Council hosts and sponsors a wide variety of cultural events, encompassing a full range of the arts. From painting, to dance, to theater and poetry, the BAC provides a community based outlet for people of all ages to express their creativity.

The BAC’s Deer Lake Gallery features a 750 sq. ft exhibition space, hosting a wide variety of art forms by individual artists and cultural organizations from across the Greater Vancouver area.

Please consider becoming a Member of the Burnaby Arts Council and help us to promote, support and expand the Arts in Burnaby.

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Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

As we look to the future with a new strategic plan we see both challenge and opportunity for a creative influence on the artistic development of the City of Burnaby.

Directors Role:
The Arts Council Board operates as a governing body and has a responsibility to its members to ensure stewardship of the organization, to provide sound financial management, engage in robust fundraising activities and develop a visionary strategic plan. In addition to this, each member of the Board is expected to chair or be a member on one of the Committees of the Board in order to carry out the work of the Board and our strategic plan. Placement on Board committees is based on Board member’s interests, passions and skill set. The frequency Committees meet is dependent on the Committee, therefore time commitments beyond board meetings vary.

Board Members who contribute their time and knowledge benefit from:

  • An opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of the Arts Council and the arts in our community

  • An opportunity to develop personal leadership through committees and projects of the Board

  • Improved strategic and visionary thinking skills

  • Building meaningful relationships with fellow board members, staff and community

  • Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sectors

  • An opportunity to use your creativity to contribute in an area of your passion

Time Commitment:
Approximately 5 - 10 hours a month depending on committee work and attendance at events


  • Commit to the mission and vision of the Arts Council

  • Familiarize themselves with Arts Council’s programs and initiatives

  • Contribute in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, finance and resource development (human and capital)

  • Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings and attend the yearly AGM in June

  • Chair a committee

  • Attend special events as required

  • Engage in ongoing fundraising activities

  • Act as an ambassador of the Arts Council to external stakeholders and community.


We are currently seeking Board members that have a skill set connected to our Strategic Goals and Objectives and will which will also supplement the skill set already on the Board.

  • The ideal candidate will have previous Board or Committee experience and bring a sense of professionalism and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Indigenous Perspectives

  • Grant Writing and Fund Development

  • Media and Marketing

  • Community Connections

How to Apply: 

Please apply with a cover letter and resume as an attachment by email with “BAC Director in the subject line to:

Contact Name: Teena Martin
Contact Email Address:
Contact Phone: (604) 298-7322

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