Join The FolukéArts Family as a Board Member

We are thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our team, and on the lookout for dedicated and active Board Members.  If you are ready to inspire and make a difference we want to hear from you!  To apply/inquire please send your resume to


MISSION:  FolukéARTS is a community-based organization based in Cleveland Ohio, whose focus is to strengthen and support underprivileged communities by providing access to performing arts, visual arts, and arts education. Our focus is at-risk Children, Youth, and Teens, and older adults.

The GOAL is to provide positive alternatives to negative behaviors by instilling discipline, self-pride and boosting self-confidence through self-expression and self-discovery, in addition to promoting academic achievements, socio-economic development, and community enhancement.

VISION: To provide multi-generational arts education services to the Greater Cleveland Area with a special commitment to the Cedar-Central ‘Promise’ Neighborhood.  To implement arts and culture activities that will develop positive community ‘norms’ through the belief that it takes a village to raise a child, and that the older people are keepers of the culture and must remain dynamic members of society to provide younger generations positive role models.

PUBLIC VALUE:  To serve as a catalyst for academic achievement and socio-economic development.


The Board supports the work of Foluké Cultural Arts Center and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  While day-to-day operations are led by Foluké’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board/CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.   

Specific Board Member Responsibilities Include:

Leadership Governance and Oversight

  •  Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as she develops and implements Foluké’s strategic plan
  • Establishing guidelines for evaluating  performance and effectiveness of Foluké’s programming as it relates to its mission
  • Regularly measuring Foluké’s performance, effectiveness and impact using those stated guidelines
  • Approving Foluké’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions, being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
  • Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Foluké to stakeholders, acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Foluké’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Foluké serves


Foluké Board Members will consider Foluké a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority.  So that Foluké can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations and individuals, Foluké expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Board Terms/Participation

Foluké’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.  Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. 


Selected Board members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.  His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications

Professional experience in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector is desired. An understanding and commitment to Foluké’s mission, preferably based on experience skills and a willingness for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals  Personal qualities of integrity and credibility

Service on Foluké’s Board of Directors is without remuneration

Donate Now

Private contributions allow us to continue serving the youth and community of Cleveland. Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated. Please make your donations payable to Foluké Cultural Arts Center. Thank you!