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Director – Arts Capital Limited Board

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Organisation : Arts Capital Limited

Location : ACT Regional, Australia (Braddon ACT)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 15 Oct, 2020

About the role

Arts Capital is seeking four new Directors to join our Board.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our five existing Directors as we conclude a major governance transition and start a new strategic planning cycle for Canberra’s newest arts organisation.

Established in 2020 by the members of Gorman House Arts Centre Inc., Arts Capital is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that inherits the 40-year legacy of its predecessor association. Arts Capital builds on the exceptional growth and development of the past decade, with new governance arrangements and an ambitious agenda to adapt to a changing arts landscape post-COVID 19.

The four new positions will fulfil the new constitution’s requirement for nine skilled, diverse, and structurally independent directors.


We are looking for four new Directors who can bring experience, vision and energy at this dynamic stage in our organisation’s lifecycle. We seek dedicated contributors with a broad range of skills and expertise, including but not limited to cultural programming, governance, strategic planning, fundraising, legal expertise, facility management (including work health and safety), and finance. Experience on a not-for-profit board and a background in arts and culture are desirable.

Equity and inclusion are key principles of our work and we are committed to building a diverse board. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations people; people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability; and people from LGBTIQ+ communities.

Your motivation to contribute to an exceptional arts organisation, and your capacity to commit for up to three years, is crucial. Directors hold at least six Board meetings each year, and are expected actively to contribute on subcommittees, to attend events, and to represent the organisation publicly as required.

You can find more about Arts Capital at www.artscapital.com.au

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Arts Capital Limited

Arts Capital manages two heritage-listed ACT Government arts facilities in Canberra’s inner city - Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (www.agac.com.au). With more than 40 resident artists and organisations, and more than 200,000 visitors a year, the centres play a vital role in the ACT arts sector. Innovative programming, rapid growth in utilisation, and a comprehensive business plan to revitalise the centres have culminated in new governance arrangements in 2020. 

Planning for Centenary Renovations is underway with a commitment from the ACT Government to deliver final sketch plans by mid-2021 to guide potential capital works at both centres in time for their respective centenaries in 2025 and 2027. We are also on the threshold of major funding renegotiations with the ACT Government, in the context of a review of Key Arts Organisation funding in the ACT currently in progress.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Director – Arts Capital Limited Board via Pro Bono Australia.


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