Arts of Life

Board Position Details

BOARD MEMBER: We are currently looking for board members to strengthen two committees:

Governance: This committee monitors and works to improve the functioning of the board in fulfilling its’ role of guidance and support for Arts of Life. Ideal candidates will have HR experience.

Development: This committee works to develop financial support of Arts of Life through fundraising, donor development, as well as foundation and corporate support. Ideal candidates will have marketing experience. Past board experience and strong personal networks a plus.


  • Board Term: 10-15 hours per month. No term limit.
  • Financial Contribution: Board members are required to contribute financially.
  • Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
  • Skills: HR, marketing, sales, communications

About Arts of Life

Arts of Life was founded in January 2000 with a shared vision: to create a working, person-centric, artistic community for adult artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities while providing a work environment of equality in Chicago. For artists at Arts of Life, a career in the visual arts is an opportunity for meaningful employment. Each artist has their own studio space and works independently from individualized project plans or receives 1:1 visual arts facilitation to increase their artistic skill set. Artists earn a monthly stipend for participation in the program with eligibility to receive bonuses based on personal annual art sales. Today, we have two professional art studios and represent over 60 artists with varying levels of physical and intellectual disabilities. Each studio is 6,000 square feet and includes a community gallery that is open to the public. We are proud to be currently celebrating our 20th Anniversary year with a series of public events and partnerships throughout the city and beyond.