Join A Committee
We have established the following committees. Members and Community Organizations that would like to assist us in our goals are welcome to join our member committees. Reach out to the chair via Slack anytime.
Social Media, Promotions, Events and more…
Ethics & Inclusion
Oversight, Policies and Integrity
Fundraising, Grants and Sponsorships
Education, Scholarships, and Community Programs
Marketing – This committee is responsible for developing VAPA’s marketing messaging and planning, including maintaining our social media presence, coordinating promotions, maintaining our events calendars, disseminating press releases, and seeking new and inspired ways to promote VAPA and our artists.
Co-chairs, Cat Babbie and Laurie Smithwick
Programming and Operations – This committee works directly with Arthur Rogers (Executive Director) to execute and implement his vision for VAPA, as well as develop outward-facing program development, and monitor and assess existing programs.
Chair, Chalice Meikle
Community Outreach – This committee develops programs for us to connect our community with the arts, including providing art programs, scholarships, at risk youth programs, and increasing arts availability to underserved population in Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte.
Chair, Joanne Rogers
Space Force – This committee is setting policies and defining shared and event spaces for tenant and the community who wish to use these spaces.
Interim Chair – Julio Gonzalez
Fundraising – This Committee helps design and implement all our fundraising, grant-writing, and sponsorship initiatives. Works directly with the Marketing committee.
Chair, Anne Lambert
Ethics & Inclusion – This mission of this committee is to uphold a commitment to VAPA creatives, external stakeholders, and neighbors in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. We seek to collectively cultivate a diverse atmosphere of equity and inclusion regardless of race, gender, sexuality or/and disability. Responsibilities include providing oversight to ensure we and our affiliate members are operating within this mission with inclusion and a high level of integrity. If there is a complaint about any of our artists, organization, Board Members, or our policies, this Committee will investigate and make necessary recommendations for corrective action, if needed, to the Board of Directors.
Budget & Finance – This committee is responsible for oversight of the VAPA financial resources to ensure that we are earning and raising enough money to cover our costs, to fund our outreach programs and serve our community in alignment with our mission.
Chair, Julio Gonzalez
Curation – This committee is responsible for the placement and hanging of artwork throughout the building. They create the processes for which art is chosen and where it will be placed.
Co – Chairs, Joanne Rogers and Kay Tuttle