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Associate Board (Volunteer Position)

Awakenings is recruiting fresh and diverse voices for our growing Associate Board. New members will help the board to further our mission to make visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence.

About Awakenings:

Awakenings began in 2010. In the beginning, the gallery space was dedicated to the ever-growing permanent collection of artwork by individual survivors. At its formal opening in the Fall of 2010 as Awakenings Foundation, we included our first performance offerings of readings by survivors. Over the next few years, gallery performances included poetry readings, workshops, and panel discussions. As the number and types of art featured at the gallery continued to grow, space has been created for the inclusion of individual art exhibitions.

Currently, Awakenings publishes a literary magazine and blog, and hosts concerts, dance performances, rotating art exhibits, and additional events which showcase the artistic stories of survivors of sexual violence.

The Associate Board is a largely self-governed group of passionate individuals. We are a fundraising and advocacy board responsible for hosting two fundraising events per year. Associate Board members are also expected to serve as Ambassadors of the organization and convey the continued healing we believe artistic expression brings survivors.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please send your resume and a short paragraph sharing why you are interested in serving the organization and what makes you a good fit to Awakenings Recruitment Officer, Cate Hensley at We are accepting applications up until August 1, 2019.

Contact Info:
Cate Hensley
Job Type: Volunteer
Location: Chicago/Ravenswood