Every registered British Columbia non-profit society must have a constitution setting out the society’s name and purposes. This is Tempest’s constitution.

The name of the Society is TEMPEST THEATRE & FILM SOCIETY

The purposes of the Society are:

  • To produce and present theatre, film, television, and other art or artistic things and events on local, national and international scales, and to do so, live or recorded, using digital, analog, experimental media or any other means;
  • To promote theatre, film, acting, and other art forms as avenues to emotional wellness and vital living;
  • To obtain and provide necessary equipment, production facilities, and/or other resources for events, initiatives, and things produced by the Society;
  • To provide information, instruction, consultation, and/or other services to members of the community and to other creative enterprises with respect to theatre, film, television, acting and/or other art forms, and to advance excellence in these art forms;
  • To research acting, broadcasting, media, motion picture and photography, and/or other art forms, and other areas involving theatre, film, acting, broadcasting, television, and/or other art forms;
  • To research and explore fusions of new or emerging technologies and/or art forms which are now or will be in the future developing at large, and to apply this research and exploration to events, initiatives and things produced by the Society;
  • To promote local, national, and international collaboration between artists and producers in various media; and to stimulate development of new art through the exchange of ideas in workshops, performances, festivals, or other venues;
  • To extend the research or services of the Society, or to further any other purpose of the Society, by having its members, or some of them, or other people designated by the Society, attend from time to time to other communities, provinces or countries;
  • To facilitate communication, co-operation, and collaboration with organizations, societies, communities, and/or other entities whose purposes are similar or otherwise linked or relevant to the purposes of the Society;
  • To procure or acquire such funds, objects or other resources as may be necessary to fulfil the Society’s purposes through voluntary contributions, grants, bequests, provision of services, entertainment, lectures and/or any other means;
  • To enter into any agreements with third parties for the provision of any service required or useful for the furtherance of the Society’s purposes, and to negotiate consideration payable in respect of such agreements;
  • To acquire all real and personal property required or useful for the furtherance of the Society’s purposes; and
  • To generally take and exercise all the powers, rights and privileges in the Societies Act (British Columbia) and generally to carry on such activities as the Directors of the Society from time to time deem necessary or useful for the purposes of the Society.