Committees are designed to support organizational development and growth, and to promote discussion and on-going communication between IMAA and the membership in a specific area. Committees may suggest actions to the Board of Directors. Committee members may represent the IMAA at meetings as deemed pertinent by the Chair of the committee. Committee members may not make any decisions that contravene the mandate of the organization or the by-laws of the corporation.
The committees below are the current standing committees at IMAA. This page is updated as more committees are formed and advocacy issues arise necessitating sticking working committees.
1. Membership Committee This committee works jointly with Membership and Communications Manager Marilyne Parent in thinking through strategies and putting policies in place for membership outreach, engagement, and recruitment, as well as troubleshooting member issues. || If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Marilyne Parent at email@example.com. It would be excellent to have representatives from multiple regions to ensure a multitude of voices and priorities.
2. EDI Committee This committee works and thinks through IMAA’s commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and how to create actionable change at the organization and membership levels. Currently, it is advising on the CSMARI project that will provide funding for EDI initiatives to organizations across the country. || If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Barbora Racevičiūtė at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new members and additional perspectives to support this work.
3. Independent Media Arts Access Network (IMAAN) Committee See here to learn more about the IMAAN program. The committee is working to strengthen and activate the program. || If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Marilyne Parent at email@example.com. The network is constantly growing!
4. Human Resources Committee This committee works with the IMAA Executive in developing policies and procedures for the organization. In time, it is also intended to serve as a liaison for all IMAA team members for employee support, conflict resolution, and hiring processes. || If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Barbora Racevičiūtė at firstname.lastname@example.org.