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Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL)

To provide exposure for artists, build ongoing support of the arts, and share the joy of art with all members of our community through the free lending of artwork.

Arts, Culture and Humanities

The MALL board recently created a two year Strategic Plan to focus board member energy on the following three goals:
Program: deepen and diversify local impact
Governance: build operational capacity
Fundraising: raise additional $30k per year

We are particularly interested in recruiting new board members who possess leadership, community outreach, project management, and fundraising experience. An arts background is not necessary, although interest in the arts is a must.

MALL hosts quarterly events in four neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities: North Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis, Powderhorn, and Rondo (St. Paul). Ideal candidates for the MALL board will have a connection to at least one of these communities.

Attend board meetings that are held every other month for 2 hours. Committees may meet virtually or in-person in the opposite month. You can expect to commit an average of 2-6 hours per month, outside of bi-monthly meetings, for committee work, lending events, and special projects. We also ask that board members make a personally significant contribution to MALL, but there is no minimum for board giving. Board members should have an interest in the arts and a passion for making art accessible for all.

We are a governing board, though we are hands-on when needed to support programming and fundraising initiatives led by our three part-time staff.

-Attend bi-monthly board meetings, as well as functions such as quarterly lending events
-Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
-Stay informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs
-Review agenda, minutes, and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
-Inform others about the organization
-Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization
-Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization's field
-Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization's annual financial statements
-Perform other duties as prescribed by the board

Jessica Shaykett
Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL) Board Chair
(612) 543-6928

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