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All Are Welcome Here!

The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

In support of this mission, The FAC confirms that:

  • We want to be a community where people of all backgrounds and identities are offered the opportunity and feel welcomed to share and amplify their stories, art, cultures and experiences.
  • We acknowledge that pervasive cultural biases and historic and institutional racism – both conscious and unconscious, past and present — has benefited some communities while limiting opportunities and outcomes for communities of color;
  • We are all in some way the products of our environments and of America’s history, past and present. We did not choose this history, but we can shape the future.

The FAC exists to support community art. We do this by providing resources, workshops, events, and other opportunities in support of our belief that everyone is an artist, and that art makes our communities strong.   We recognize that this work depends on everyone feeling welcome and empowered to contribute. We believe that by actively reaching out to expand our community we can find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible. We affirm our commitment to look at our actions with kindness and a racial equity lens, so we can do our part to dismantle systemic racism in our community.

We affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for creating art and celebrations.

We invite artists and community members of all backgrounds and identities to join us in conversation around these issues. We are always open to feedback, thoughtful dialogue and ideas that will move this work forward.

We strive to keep our common spaces free from oppressive action, behavior and language.  We follow the following social expectations…

Agreements for Community Conversation and Conduct

  • All are Welcome Here!
  • We care about our impact
  • We are guided by compassion
  •  We are respectful
  • We value and communicate about Consent
  • We embrace a culture of appreciation and honesty
  • We take time to debrief and to express our gratitude

For more information:

See Also: FAC Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion

See Also: Agreements for Community Conversation and Conduct

{photo: G. Shaw, 2017}

Get Involved!

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion Group

The “FAC List” is a moderated discussion group for our inner circle of friends that want to stay in touch, learn about our current happenings, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe:  Subscribe to our Mailing List – and check the “get more involved” option for  “FAC List – Subscribe Me”

Please Join Us at our monthly COW meeting:

the meeting of the Community of the Whole – Lovingly known as the COW!

This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Share ideas and one minute announcements of interest to our community. Meet and Greet.  Find out what the FAC is up to and how you can get involved.  Did you know that all these artful events are created by volunteers? Come on down to the COW meeting this month and be part of the mayhem that makes this happen!  Your ideas and participation are needed.

  • Monthly on the Second Tuesdays  7pm.    Check the Powerhouse Calendar as we sometimes reschedule.
  • at the Powerhouse. (3940 Fremont Ave N.)

 

Join the FAC Team!

  • Events Champions:  Planning for our next event is always underway.  The Powerhouse art studio will be hopping with activities soon. Please join us at our monthly COW meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more.
  • Outreach Champions:  This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations.

Will YOU join our circle of artful instigators who make community celebration art events happen?  The FAC needs to grow our team of folks that are directly involved in event production, communications, fundraising, administration, and a myriad of other essential tasks year round.  These awesome events are made possible by volunteers.  Please drop by the COW meetings, and please … Join the team!! …

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The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

All Are Welcome Here

We  affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for people of all races and backgrounds to create art and celebrations. There is no place for racism, sexism or sexual harassment at our events or in in our community.  In support of this, the Fremont Arts Council affirms our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion.  Details …

{photo Joe Tymczyszyn 2017}

Join the Team!

Are you interested in using your time and skills to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and community celebration art and events throughout the year?

The Fremont Arts Council is looking for a few individuals to join our circle of friends who are committed to supporting the organization year-round.  This network will enlarge the base of people directly involved with event production and other essential tasks.  This is your chance to meet a parade of new friends and grow in your knowledge about celebration art.  It is a wonderful way to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and to help make community art happen and thrive.

Volunteers are needed right now to fill any of these roles:

  • Event Champions: You want to help with planning, management and logistics for any or all of the FAC’s amazing events.  Luminata planning is underway. There are lots of great ways to plug in!
  • Communications: You have excellent verbal, written and editing skills and would like to help manage our social media presence and other communications. Write content for newsletters, web, and press releases. Comfortable with building community relations an partnerships. Graphic design skills a real plus.
  • Powerhouse Champions: Organize the Pow! Crew. Coordinate powerhouse host schedule, art workshops and cleaning parties. Keep powerhouse ship shape and supplies well stocked. (also help to track Troll maintenance, storage areas, and other “capital”).
  • Administration Team: Keep us on track with calendars, agendas, minutes, meeting announcements, reminder emails, permits. Coordinate with communications team to send out our monthly newsletter. Help to keep our google drive, membership database and website running smoothly. You like record keeping, lists and systems. Super organized and detail oriented. Support the board and the events and outreach teams.
  • Fundraising Team. You are passionate about fundraising. You enjoy cultivating relationships with sponsors and donors. Grant-writing is a plus. Record-keeping is important too.  Help secure funding to support our community celebration artful antics!
  • Volunteer Engagement is your passion!  Help the FAC to improve systems to engage, recruit and manage volunteers to strengthen and expand our core programs and leadership.
  • Racial Equity & Inclusion Action Team: Work to assure that people of all backgrounds and identities are offered the opportunity and feel welcomed at all FAC events and activities.
  • Treasurer. You are adept at financial systems, financial reports and budgets.  Taxes and banking doesn’t scare you.  You can help support the bookkeeper and the fundraising team. You are good at Quickbooks or a fast learner.
  • IT Support: You help manage our google drive, ISP, Domains, and troubleshoot the internet connection at the powerhouse.

Ideal team players have:

  • Interest in volunteering at least 10 hours per month; plus attend at least an occasional COW meeting (held monthly on a Tuesday evening).
  • Enthusiasm for community celebration art
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience or skills that can help make this team shine.

This work is in support of our shared vision for:

  • Continual improvements to build a supportive and inclusive community culture.
  • A solid foundation for the Fremont Arts Council, with year-round leadership teams and year-round staff.
  • Support world class art and celebrations.

Questions can be directed to volunteer@fremontartscouncil.org

Interested?

  • Drop by our next COW meeting to find out more.  This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Meet and Greet and Eat snacks.  Monthly on the Second Tuesdays 7pm at the Powerhouse. (3940 Fremont Ave N.).  Check the Powerhouse Calendar as we sometimes reschedule.
  • And/Or:  Register on our volunteer page. You will then have a chance to tell us about yourself, and what you’d be interested in helping with.

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion Group

The “FAC List” is a moderated discussion group for our artful friends that want to stay in touch, learn about our current happenings, participate in event planning, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To join: visit faclist and click “apply for membership”.  Or, if you don’t have a Google account: Subscribe to our Mailing List … – and check the “get more involved” option for  “FAC List – Subscribe Me”.

{photo J. Tymczyszyn 2019}