Call for Board Members 

Volunteer Opportunity – July 20, 2017, Halifax, NS

Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society (AFP), known under
Maria Osende Flamenco Co., the Fuse Festival and the Atlantic Flamenco Festival 

We (AFP ) are actively seeking engaged and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. This is an opportunity to contribute to Atlantic Canada’s performing arts landscape through the advancement of flamenco and Spanish culture, to expand your personal and professional networks, and to further develop your leadership and management competencies by volunteering in your community.

Our organization 

AFP is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to promote and disseminate flamenco and Spanish culture in the Atlantic region. We produce artistic, cultural and educational events enriching community life in the city, province, and region. Our main activities are the Atlantic Flamenco Festival, the local performance series ‘Flamenco Nights at the Seahorse’, the Maria Osende Flamenco Company, one of Canada’s leading flamenco dance and music ensembles and since 2017, the FUSE FESTIVAL, a world-dance celebration on Canada Day. We also offer workshops and professional development opportunities for those interested in learning flamenco in partnership with the Flamenco Dance School Maria Osende.


While we will consider all expressions of interest, we are particularly seeking individuals with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

Fundraising, public relations;

 Governance: planning, policies, human resources

 Project management and event coordination.


Our Board members provide leadership and direction to the organization and also support the work of the organization’s programming. They contribute to all aspects of strategic and operational planning and development, fundraising and financial management, communications, community outreach, and partnership development for the organization. AFP is a ‘hands-on,’ collaborative organization and our Board members contribute to both high-level and detailed work.


Board members serve two-year terms starting in june. The time commitment averages 5-10 hours per month with peak months from June to November, particularly during festival preparation. Meetings occur every 4-6 weeks.

To apply 

Submit a brief cover letter, a CV, and 3 references (contact information only) by August 15, 2017 to: 

Janice Godin ([email protected])
AFP Board Chair

For more information please visit our websites: and and

AFP Board of Directors as of May 2017:
Officers: Janice Godin (Chair), Wendy Rogers (Secretary), Juan M. Encinas (Treasurer),  Directors: Ashley Clakr-Kelloway, David Parker, Merly Prennt, Robin Muller