City Council

Member of the BCA Advisory Board

General Duties and Expectations
The Board of Directors shall endeavor to implement, support and promote the programs, policies and mission of Burlington City Arts. Directors are expected to give of their time by attending Board meetings, committee meetings, and participating in some BCA events and activities. 

Board members do not have legal fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, but in joining take on the responsibility for providing ongoing fiscal oversight. In addition, it is a critical expectation of BCA donors and granting organizations that the board participate fully in providing fiscal support. The board strongly encourages 100% board participation in this endeavor. There are no requirements or restrictions on the amount of board contributions, but they should be made on an annual basis.

Philanthropy, membership, sponsorships, grants and earned revenue represent a majority of BCA’s funding. Each director is expected to help identify, cultivate and introduce potential members and partners, and to assist in connecting BCA with opportunities that will amplify the impact of its mission throughout the community. 

Included in the Board’s functions shall be the submission to the Mayor of an annual evaluation of the Executive Director and recommendation of annual budget. The Board may not abandon existing programs without consent of the mayor.

The full board typically meets 6 times per year, every other third Tuesday of the month, on odd months, at 3:00 p.m. The BCA Board of Directors is a public body of the City of Burlington, and as such adheres to open meeting laws as required by the State of Vermont. Board members are protected by the Public Officials Liability Insurance of the City.

All board members are encouraged to participate in at least one committee and will be expected to attend and participate actively in committee meetings. Each director brings unique talents to the board. These talents play an important role in the current and future success of BCA by bringing skills, contacts, time and experience to the committee(s) on which members serve.  

BCA’s mission is to nurture a dynamic environment through the arts that makes quality experiences accessible to a broad audience.  We do this by:

  • Supporting and promoting Vermont artists and advancing the creation of new work
  • Offering a wide spectrum of arts education and engagement opportunities
  • Presenting exhibitions and events that place Burlington in a global context, promote critical dialogue and encourage local participation
  • Serving as the City of Burlington’s cultural planner by making the arts integral to the area's economic and civic development, urban design, and livability.


Please visit the Burlington City Arts website to learn more about the BCA Advisory Board, and to apply for appointment to the board: