How's it going with you? How was your Firefly? You can always reach the Board of Directors at board(a)fireflyartscollective.org, or write to your favorite or least-favorite Board Member or Core Leader, post to our Facebook group, or use this feedback form thing on our website:
Anyway, even though you can always all write us letters, and we could read all your letters, we'd like to conduct a survey of the Firefly Community at large, and turn a hopefully-representative sample of your opinions into "Data".
…and we'd like your help to do it!
Some of you out there know how to make surveys that produce meaningful data, that can help people make decisions and understand things. But we don't know exactly who those Fireflies are, so please contact us, at board(a)fireflyartscollective.org, if you'd like to help us put together this years survey(s)!
We have some broad goals for what kind of information we'd like to gather, and we're eager to discuss specifics when you contact us.
Most importantly, we want to survey people who went to Firefly Arts Collective's 2014 festival. This is to help us write our 2014 Afterburn Report, and to guide the Board's decisions for next year's festival and other FAC activities.
Optionally, we also want to survey people who didn't or couldn't go to Firefly 2014, and anyone else who wants to share their opinions by participating in a survey about Firefly.
For people who went to Firefly 2014, we want to know how things went across a wide variety of areas. There are many ways to describe all the different parts of Firefly. There's the land, the art, the other people who go, the Fire, the weather, the Cores, the Board of Directors, tickets, our website, individual participation, and much more. Organizing our thoughts about all of those things can be a challenge.
We'd love to get some sense of how satisfied people were this year, what things are good enough, what needs to be better, what's absolutely unacceptable, and what people want for the future. We want a survey that helps us understand these things, without being too detailed and long for people to fill out... or too hard for us to analyze afterwards.
When it comes to surveying anyone who wants to respond, not just attendees of the 2014 festival, we want to know about the desires of the community for the 2015 festival, and for year-round activities supporting the participatory arts.
Hoping that Firefly 2014 is still fresh enough in your minds,
for the Firefly Arts Collective Board of Directors
We are looking for a limited number of people to add to the Board of
Directors (BOD) to fill positions vacated in the last year. The BOD is
responsible for the financial and legal needs of Firefly Arts Collective
Inc. The BOD is also responsible for planning the long term development
and growth of the organization. Board members are expected to physically
attend monthly meetings in the Boston area.
To see the various positions on the board please read the bylaws:
Not all board members have a named position (ie: many are just
members-at-large). If you joined the board, you would not be expected to
take a named position for at least a few months. To apply, please fill out
the following form:
After you fill out the form, the director of organizational development
will reply within a week to confirm receipt, and may get back to you with
some follow-up questions. We may invite you to attend a meeting to chat
more about your responses and let you learn more about how we operate.
Once we've had a chance to review all responses the Board will discuss and
decide if we wish to add additional members.
The Firefly Board of Directors is relatively small to keep discussion and
consensus-based decision making practical. Any candidates who we are
unable to invite to join the Board will be kept on file to consider as
future vacancies arise, and we will also send out this request for
expression of interest on a yearly basis.
We're very excited to get new participants involved with the Firefly
Board. Beyond the yearly Firefly camping event we are working on expanding
the year-round activities of Firefly Arts Collective. Firefly continues to
collaborate with Somerville Open Studios and Figment Boston to bring more
community art to our cities, and we are working to have a year-round
gallery space available for displays and classes. We look forward to
hearing from motivated participants with the time and energy to help expand
and organize our community!
The Firefly BoD