Policies & Bylaws

The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta

Mission

The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) is a not-for-profit, charitable society that exists to facilitate and support the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of independent film, video and new media art in Northern Alberta.

Vision

FAVA’s vision is to offer excellent and nationally recognized resources and opportunities to a diverse community of artists, to create and showcase independent film, video and media art.

What are Bylaws?

Bylaws are the written rules by which an organization is governed. They set forth the structure of the board and the organization. They determine the rights of participants and they determine the procedures by which rights can be exercised. In other words, bylaws guide the board in conducting business. Carefully crafted bylaws and adherence to them can help ensure the fairness of board decisions and provide protection against legal challenges.

It’s important to note that bylaws are in fact legal documents.

Current Bylaws as of 2016

FAVA By-Law-2016

2016 AGM Minutes

FAVA Minutes only AGM 2016

Online Resources

Documents:

Drafting and Revising Bylaws for Not-for-Profit Organizations in Alberta (The Mutant Foundation – 2009)

Societies Act (Province of Alberta – 2000)

Links:

Service Alberta Societies

Service Alberta Forms

FAVA Bylaws

What are Policies?

A set of policies are principles, rules, and guidelines formulated or adopted by an organization to reach its long-term goals and typically published in a booklet or other form that is widely accessible. Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in day-to-day operations of the organization. Together, policies and procedures ensure that a point of view held by the governing body of an organization is translated into steps that result in an outcome compatible with that view.

 

Online Resources

Documents:

Roles and Responsibilities of Not-for-Profit Boards (Voluntary Sector Services Branch Alberta Culture and Community Spirit – 2009)

Links:

Service Alberta Societies

Service Alberta Forms

FAVA Policies

What is FAVA?

Values

FAVA’s values are the core set of beliefs to which the organization prescribes. They are an indication of what we believe to be important tenets of our existance.

  • Developing a national identity as a centre of excellence, which supports media arts artists.
  • Staying true to the spirit of independent filmmaking.
  • The importance of story telling.
  • Providing access to all means of technology and exhibition methods.
  • Protecting and maintaining access to traditional filmmaking processes.
  • Empowerment of artists.
  • Maintaining equipment for members, so they can continue to commit to quality, craftsmanship and art.
  • Welcoming, including and respecting all who come to FAVA.
  • Partnerships with other communities, organizations, and initiatives.
  • Preserving a collection of our members’ works.
  • Having an engaged presence in the community.

FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

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FAVA

Broad Strokes / Brass Tacks

The 5 Ws of FAVA. Also A Calendar, News, and shout outs to the Community.

PROGRAMS

EVENTS

The To Do List

FAVA hosts a variety of events each year including: The FAVA Summer Party, Gotta Minute Film Festival, FAVA Holiday Party, FAVA FEST, Screenings.

MEMBERS

Join and Meet the Members

This section is for and about the membership and includes info on how to join as well as member profiles and works.

CONTACT

Get in Touch

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368

Contact

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