Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Call for Members: Board of Directors


Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, is excited to announce a call for new members to serve on our Board of Directors. Board Members are volunteer positions.

Centre A is a public art gallery currently situated in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We are a registered charity and the only public art gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives since 1999. Centre A is committed to providing a platform for engaging diverse communities through public access to the arts, creating mentorship opportunities for emerging artists and arts professionals, and stimulating critical dialogue through provocative exhibitions and innovative public programs that uplifts globalized Asian experiences. 

In addition to our exhibition space, Centre A is the home to our Reading Room with one of the most extensive collections of Asian art books in the country, including the Finlayson Collection of Rare Asian Art Books. 

2024 marks a pivotal year for Centre A as it celebrates its 25th anniversary as an integral part of the arts community. This year we are undergoing a multi-year Strategic Plan and currently undergoing a collective bargaining with the Arts and Cultural Workers Union (ACWU), Local B-778 of the International Alliance of Stage and Theatrical Employees (IATSE). 



Centre A is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Centre A values diversity in the staff and leadership because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our Staff and Board, and it’s essential to our success as an organization. We are committed to equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups, including but not limited to sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, and/or disability.



As a nonprofit public gallery, Centre A strives with the support of an active and engaged Board of Directors. Being on the Board, first and foremost, means believing in our organization’s mission, and pledging to contribute time, knowledge, skills, and good counsel.



  • Providing organizational leadership, planning, financial oversight, governance, and strategic development; 
  • Providing oversight and feedback to the Executive Director and Artistic Director;
  • Representing and championing the work of the organization;
  • Assisting with fundraising, outreach, and expanding our donor base;
  • Serving as an Executive Officer (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary) and/or chairing a Board Committee (Governance, Finance and Risk Management, Human Resources, Development and Fundraising).

Length of Term – Board terms are two years, renewable at the end of each term at the Annual General Meeting.



  • The Board of Directors is a working board that meets monthly (with breaks in August and December), virtually via Zoom or at the Centre A office, as required.
  • Board Committees meet quarterly, monthly, or biweekly, depending on the committee and projects, as required.
  • Board members are encouraged to join at least one board committee.
  • Board Members are encouraged to partake in fundraising activities and other Board and organizational events, as required.
  • The Executive Director occasionally emails requests for information/support. Directors are expected to reply in a timely manner.
  • Time commitment is approximately 2 to 6 hours per month. 



Centre A is seeking Board Members with one or more of the following areas of expertise: 

  • Governance and Legal 
  • HR
  • Experience in Labour Relations
  • Sponsorship and Fundraising
  • Accounting and Financial Management 
  • Risk Management

If you believe that your skills and experiences align with Centre A and that you are a team player, please send the following  to [email protected], by 11:59 PM PT, Wednesday, May 8, 2024:

  • A statement of interest (maximum 1 page)
  • A short bio outlining your relevant expertise (maximum 75 words)
  • CV

We acknowledge the time and effort invested in each application, and thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you require assistance with submitting your application, please get in touch with us at [email protected].



For any questions regarding Board duties, please contact: Kristin Cheung, Board President, at [email protected].