The Feminist Art Collective Toronto is a grassroots, not-for-profit, volunteered-based organization. While we actively seek and engage in a variety of partnerships, FAC functions as an independent base, not specifically affiliated with any corporation, university or non-governmental organization.
All planning for any FAC related activities and events happens through a general committee made up of a diverse group of academics, writers, artists, administrators, students, activists and parents. FAC embraces an intersectional and collaborative practice of feminist politics and reflects a committee of like-minded individuals. Participation in FAC organizing is done on a volunteer-basis, with tasks taken up by members with either related experience or interest in developing a new skill.
The FAC committee holds a general meeting once a month, with sub-committee meetings as required for event planning. We organize our yearly programming under the following principles:
We function as a not for profit organization committed to the support, collaboration and networking of feminist artists
We commit to actively seeking both partnerships and submissions to the programming with a diversity of artists and volunteers by researching and reaching out to variety of communities
Programming planning is a non-hierarchical format wherein panels and issues are decided by artist submissions rather than imposed from the Committee
The committee and its programming seeks and remains open to critique and thoughtful consideration of how we organize and what we have presented in a commitment to the evolution of our feminist practice
The committee remains active in negotiating our roles as organizers in considering when we take the lead and when we step back and provide a supportive role in our artistic partnerships
The collective is committed to being a site of support and diversity for feminist artists
FAC activities are committed to providing accessibility in terms of language, politics and differing abilities