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Call for Board Members

Gallery TPW is seeking dedicated and engaged Board members to serve a two-year term (renewable) starting in June 2023.


The Board plays a critical role in shaping the strategic direction of Gallery TPW by contributing to, and strengthening, organizational capacities. The Board also works in tandem with staff to ensure that programming and operations reflect the gallery’s mandate and long-term goals.


This volunteer position will work within a collaborative environment with artists, arts administrators, and other professionals who provide valuable experience, community connections and varied perspectives. Gallery TPW wants to hear from enthusiastic, thought-provoking and dedicated persons who are committed to sharing their knowledge and resources by actively contributing to our mandate to engage and connect. While all members of the community are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates who can bring specific expertise, or have a background and experience, in one or more of the following key areas: fundraising, donor relations, governance, non-profits, financial planning and marketing. 


About Gallery TPW


Gallery TPW is a leading artist-run centre dedicated to exhibiting underrepresented artistic and curatorial practices. Founded as The Toronto Photographers Workshop in 1977, Gallery TPW was created by a group of fifty artists and curators who were passionate about the need to support photography as an art form. As conversations about contemporary art practice evolved–and photography gained legitimacy–the gallery expanded its medium-specific mandate to include new forms of imaging and time-based work. In the 1980s, when a new wave of artists joined, the gallery began to also address issues related to feminism, Latin American liberation struggles, and LGBTQ rights. Since its inception, Gallery TPW has exhibited the work of more than a thousand artists, regularly advocated on behalf of the arts community, and developed a national reputation through our outstanding curatorial program. Today, we want to help audiences understand how art accrues meaning and to better understand how an institution’s choices influence that meaning. This commitment to audience engagement, self-reflexive inquiry, and transparency unites Gallery TPW’s efforts and distinguishes us from our peers. 




Gallery TPW extends a commitment to equity in every aspect of the organization and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, Disabled, racialized and 2SLGBTQIAP candidates and individuals with the experience and knowledge to meaningfully engage with diverse communities.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide guidance and leadership that advances Gallery TPW’s mandate and strategic plan

  • Participate in bi-monthly Board meetings and serve on additional committees, as required

  • Attend Gallery TPW’s exhibitions and programming and represent the organization within the wider arts community

  • Facilitate community and local partnerships 

  • Update budgets, policies, bylaws and human resources procedures, as required

  • Approve policies and monitor their implementation 

  • Oversee budgetary planning and financial controls

  • Ensure that equity and inclusion are prioritized within all organizational structures

  • Maintain that the requirements associated with being a charitable organization are being met




  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Initiative, sound judgment and strong interpersonal skills 

  • Understanding of artist-run centres and non-profits

  • Demonstrated commitment to decolonizing art practices

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, contemporary art including photography, new media, time-based practices and performance

  • Experience in the following areas: fundraising, donor relations, governance, non-profits and/or financial planning


Please note: Previous Board experience is not a requirement. 


To apply please submit the following by Friday, March, 31, 2023:


  • A brief statement of interest that describes your relevant experience and why you want to join Gallery TPW’s Board

  • CV 


Submissions should be sent as a single PDF to board @ indicating Board of Directors Application in the subject line. Gallery TPW is committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application process, please contact the Board of Directors by email at board @ All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


We thank all candidates for their interest in Gallery TPW; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.

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