Lumière - Art festival in Cape Breton
Lumiere Cape Breton

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Lumière is a not-for-profit festival organized by the Lumière Arts Festival Association that relies on the support of sponsors and volunteers. Our volunteer Board of Directors works hard year-round to design and plan the annual festival.

Alyce Maclean
Festival Chair

Christie MacNeil
Artist Coordinator and Secretary

Mora Purcell
Treasurer and board member

Dana Mount
Board member and Volunteer Coordinator

Monika Dutt
Board member

Mark Sparrow
Outgoing board member

Are you looking to contribute to one of the most anticipated cultural events in Cape Breton? Membership on the Lumière board offers the opportunity to:

The Lumière Arts Festival Association is seeking individuals to serve on our Board of Directors who are committed to assisting Lumière in its mission to develop, plan, promote, and facilitate an annual art-at-night festival in downtown Sydney.

The Lumière Board of Directors is composed of 7 individuals who work on all aspects of the annual arts festival. Board members are expected to participate in meetings (held in Sydney) on a monthly basis year round to put in place the basic structure of the event, along with long term goals and vision for the association. Time commitment fluctuates throughout the year, but is on average 15 hours per month. The Lumière board is ultimately responsible for the management of the festival including planning, fundraising, and logistics.

Lumière is currently looking to fill board positions, including that of Sponsorship Coordinator, whose role is to build and maintain healthy relationships with private sector partners and supporters.

The Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and securing private sponsorship funding sources for the annual Lumière Arts Festival, held each year in September. They work directly with sponsorship contacts and are responsible for coordination of communications with sponsors from initial contact to thank-yous. They build and nurture relationships with existing and new sponsors and work closely with the Marketing Coordinator and staff person to assure that sponsors are stewarded (represented in print material, web, etc. according to terms of sponsorship agreements). The candidate will also be responsible for managing LAFA’s participation in artsVest, Business for the Arts’ matching incentive and sponsorship training program.

Nominations for election to the Board of Directors should be sent to Lumière Arts Festival (via email addressed to Board Chair Alyce Maclean) by March 8, 2017 at 5pm. Board members may appointed from outside the pool of entries. Nominees shall be given notice of appointments by April 15, 2017.