EVCOM launches new shadow board
EVCOM has announced a new initiative, a shadow board. Made up of filmmakers and events professionals between the ages of 18-25, the shadow board will have the opportunity to shape its content, its event programme and its campaigning focus.
The senior board and shadow board will work together across several smaller committees with specific areas of concentration, including diversity and event programming. This initiative has been shaped in collaboration with Events 101.
Key areas that the shadow board will be part of shaping are: youth engagement in the sector; how EVCOM can create a more diverse and inclusive sector; and content and event programming.
The shadow board aims to provide skills-based development to participants, filter the viewpoints of young people to change makers within the events industry and position EVCOM as an industry leading association, and increase diversity amongst the board. The shadow board will also allow individuals to implement and embed their learning in a safe place.
The EVCOM Shadow Board supports the associations commitment to “create a more diverse events and visual communications industries and champion the development of the next generation in these industries” by providing the group the opportunity to be more visible to members of the association and work on events throughout their year placement on the board.
Every other month EVCOM will meet with the shadow board, either online or in person when Covid-19 allows, to discuss EVCOM’s situation and progress on its initiatives. Between these meetings, EVCOM will be in touch via email to work on the actions agreed in the shadow board meeting. EVCOM will also be setting up committees to work across our shadow and senior boards, and will arrange small meetings for these committees between the shadow board meetings.
Applications will open on 27 April and close on 25 May. Interviews will take place following the application closing date with personnel from EVCOM and Events 101.
To learn more about the shadow board and how to apply, click here.