The Board of Directors is the governing body of the CoastArts Association, an umbrella organization that includes both the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre. The Board provides leadership and strategic direction while delegating our trust and confidence in operating the organization to
the senior officers (Artistic Director, Executive Director and Managing Director). The board also includes two standing committees (Finance and Governance) which offer focussed oversight and specific advice to management.
The board is governed by our mission, giving voice through the arts, and operates according to this statement of principle:
CoastArts is the umbrella for both The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, and is dedicated to life-long learning in and through the arts.
We affirm that as a board and membership dedicated to this Organization, which seeks to unite people and communities through cultural expression, creativity, and education, we have a heightened responsibility to hold ourselves accountable to our community.
We commit to listening, learning, and acting for reconciliation, equity, justice, and freedom in our work as stewards of the CoastArts Association. This includes a specific commitment (but is not limited to) to anti-racism, Indigenous reconciliation, and climate action.
Further, we commit to engaging our community and each other with a joyful spirit of collaboration to continue to build and maintain a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.
Our decisions and actions as a board and membership will be guided by and made in reference to this statement.
Accepted at the AGM, 2021