Shoalhaven City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest to fill community representative vacancies, including a local Aboriginal representative on the Shoalhaven Arts Board. The Board contributes to and develops strategy and policy both for the Shoalhaven City Council as well as in alignment with the region.
Nominated persons need to have both a passion for the Arts and a background of experience in strategic thinking and capability and be able to offer expertise and advice. Board membership is a fixed two year voluntary term. Meetings are held quarterly in a form and format as determined by the Shoalhaven Arts Board. The board consists of both community representatives and Councillors.
Please download the Expression of Interest form and Terms of Reference here or pick up a copy from the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in Berry St, Nowra.
Submissions should be sent to the General Manager of Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 – Attn: Arts Board EOI - before 5.00 pm Friday 28 April 2017.
Enquiries to Sarah Taylor, Manager Library Services on (02) 4429 3702.
Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants
The Shoalhaven City Council's Arts Board Grants program provides an equitable process of access to financial support to individuals, local non-profit and non-government organisations for artistic activities.
Three grants are available annually as follows:
Two (2) grants of up to $5000 each are available for projects that 'Build a sense of place for the Shoalhaven through artistic and creative collaborations':
New Collaborations for a Sense of Place - Identify the collaborations which will be formed as part of your project. Include group names, extent of the current relationship and the short and long term benefits anticipated for the various partners (applicants are encouraged to involve both Shoalhaven and non- Shoalhaven based partners). Identify how your project reaches audiences and stakeholders outside the Shoalhaven region and contributes to the Shoalhaven being recognised as an arts destination. Applicants are encouraged to consider 'Council's Developing Public Art - Themes and Sense of Place Strategy' http://shoalhavenartscentre.com.au/Public-Art, and
One (1) grant of up to $10,000 is available for:
Public Art - Sense of Place - Describe the artwork for public art and identify any collaboration that lead towards the creation of the artwork. Applicants are encouraged to consider 'Council's Developing Public Art - Themes and Sense of Place Strategy' when preparing their submission and demonstrate how their proposal aligns with http://shoalhavenartscentre.com.au/Public-Art, Council's strategy. It will be necessary also to demonstrate a workable budget including the making and installation phases.
Grants are advertised annually in local newspapers and on the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery website. Check here for updates: http://shoalhavenregionalgallery.com.au/