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UPDATED DATE – Gallery Gachet’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

[UPDATED] Gallery Gachet’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Thursday / September 29, 2022 / 6pm
Attend in person at Gallery Gachet / 9 W Hastings Street
Or online via Zoom Link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5553942203

Gallery Gachet’s AGM has been moved to September 29th at 6pm. Please join us as we hear the report of the directors, review financial statements, and elect directors to the board.

XA (Expressive Arts) Drop-In Studio Time

XA (Expressive Arts) Drop-In Studio Time
Monday’s / 2pm – 4pm
at Gallery Gachet / 9 W Hastings Street

Community members are invited to drop-in and participate in an open studio environment with facilitators (Kat & Indigo), art materials, and snacks. The facilitation is supportive and there to expand artists’ material and conceptual repertoire if desired, or simply there to provide a safe space to create artwork and social connections, on their own terms.

15th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

15th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

Opening Friday / September 2nd / 6pm – 8pm.

Running September 3rd – October 7th  / Tuesday – Saturday / 12pm – 6pm

Join us for the opening of The 15th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, 6 – 8pm at Gallery Gachet / 9 W Hastings Street! Light refreshments and food will be provided.The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show features artwork and insight of artists and community leaders connected to or displaced from Oppenheimer Park, the green space known as Lek’lekí, the Powell Street Grounds, Paureu gai, the backyard of the Downtown Eastside; the unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

A community partnership between Oppenheimer Park/Carnegie Community Centre Association and Gallery Gachet, this annual show began in 2008 in anticipation of changes, challenges, and losses in a pre-Olympic city. Although the world looks very different in 2022, we are proud to carry on the tradition of the Oppenheimer Show for its 15th consecutive year. For some artists, participating in the show is an annual tradition, while others are contributing for the first time. This year’s iteration of the Oppenheimer exhibition revolves around futurity and questioning what ‘opening up’ means.

Gallery Gachet would like to thank the participating artists and the community-minded organizations that uplift and centre the voices, stories, and experiences of residents of the DTES. Thanks to the Oppenheimer Park team for their contribution and collaboration as we strive to work in-line with our mandate of fostering community and utilizing artistic means to tell the stories of the residents of the DTES.

Call For Board Members

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATION / Gallery Gachet is excited to announce a call for Board Members. We are a thriving, collaboratively run arts production, education and presentation space located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on the stolen, sacred, and ancestral homelands of the xwməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are a unionized workplace with a collective agreement covering our employees. We support participants as artists, educators and curators. Through artistic means we aim to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health and discrimination, in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice. We believe that the expression and practice of art and active participation in culture-building is a human right, and that art and culture are critical elements of a healthy society.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT / Gallery Gachet values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQIA2S+, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, recent immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.

BOARD MEMBER POSITION DESCRIPTION / Gallery Gachet’s board provides governance to our non-profit organization. As Gachet moves through a period of organizational restructuring and renewal, Board Members will support the greater sustainability and operations by strengthening our governance process. Board Members attend monthly Board Meetings, develop the strategic direction of the organization with management and staff, approve policies and procedures, review relevant documents and provide advice as necessary, and help guide the creation and implementation of future committees and membership. Board Members are elected for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal. The time commitment may fluctuate throughout the year, but is anticipated to be about 4 hours a month.

APPLICATION PROCESS / Please submit by email a letter of interest with your CV to: executivedirector@gachet.org

Application deadline: September 15, 2022 @ 5pm.

We thank all those who apply! Please note only those selected for a short interview will be contacted.

For any inquiries regarding the call for Board Members, please email executivedirector@gachet.org and the Executive Director will connect with you. 

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