Happy Holidays, Everyone!

2020 has been a strange and difficult year for most of us. We hope you are all enjoying a well-deserved, restful holiday season! Despite the challenges of the year, including the cancellation of all our events, we’ve seen many inspiring, glimmers of hope, as community members have turned to their art to cope – and we look forward to seeing your art again at future events! Behind the scenes, we’ve been working hard to hit the ground running, as soon as we’re able to safely host events again. We recently launched the GVIAS Leadership survey, designed to help leaders more easily apply for opportunities within the GVIAS organization. Our new leadership survey is more transparent, inclusive and helps applicants to showcase their talents and passions!


We’re hoping that YOU might be inspired to take your volunteering to the next level! Especially if you haven’t had a leadership position for a GVIAS event before, or if you’re not sure if you have the right background or experience, this is a wonderful opportunity to share your passions and talents! Consider giving the gift of your life experience – while also building new relationships and learning event management skills. 

For more details, and to apply now, visit the GVIAS Leadership Opportunities page. 

The deadline for the current round of applications is January 2, 2021. Applications received after this date will still be considered, but those received before the deadline will be prioritized.

Please feel free to email [email protected] with any questions or comments.

Did you miss the December Town Hall? Wondering how this all came about? Catch up right now, by clicking Townhall-2020-Slide-Deck to view our presentation. For more detailed notes, including the questions and answers covered during the meeting, view the minutes here Town Hall 2020 – Meeting minutes.

Our first round of recruitment includes positions on the Leadership, Volunteer, Policy, Communications, Contracts and Finance Committees, plus the BitF Chair, BitF Secretary and BitF Controller roles. Our next round, to be opened in early January, will include the Culture Committee, BitF Producer, and Associate Producer positions.

Not able to contribute right now? We encourage you to read up on the open positions, and to put some thought into which of your friends might be that perfect fit. Do you know someone who’s attended some events, or had volunteered here and there, but might not know about these new opportunities? We are counting on you to network, to help us achieve our goals, and eventually return to a robust and active community, putting on our beloved burner events!

Keep the spirit alive!

A reminder: GVIAS is also still interested in supporting community online events. We know that the dark days of winter make it even harder to envision a return to our usual amazing events – but connecting with our community, even seeing each others’ faces (and costumes!) online, can really reinvigorate us. Do you have an awesome vision for an interactive online party that includes platforms such as Zoom or Twitch? We’d love to hear your ideas! Send an email to [email protected] to chat about the details – we’ll see how we can help turn it into reality.

With warm wishes for a better 2021, 

The GVIAS Board

(Adrian, Tyler, Skurriel, Monica, Jennie, Corey, Deb and Brianna)