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Gertrude Projection Association


Annual Budget: $75,001-$250,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 - 3
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Community Segment: Arts & Culture

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area:

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About the Gertrude Projection Association

Gertrude Projection Association is an independent community-based arts organisation promoting projection art.

Established in 2007 the association’s original focus was the delivery of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival held in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. The festival celebrates the diverse and at times very different parts of the community. It strengthens networks and contributes to the development of a resilient and supportive neighbourhood as well as showcasing leading projection artists from across Australian and internationally.

Since 2007 our role has developed to be a strong voice in the development and advocacy for the artform of projection. In 2016 we established the Centre for Projection Art as a means to develop this work.

The projection landscape is very different to what it was when the festival was established. The association needs to reconsider its place in this landscape. To this end in 2018 we will deliver a smaller scale festival to allow us time to revisit our approach for 2019. Part of this process is also restructuring our governance structure – revitalising our board, establishing a creative advisory board and putting in place structures to support our future development.

We are also in the process of appointing a paid part-time CEO position with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the association.

Our purposes

The association is incorporated in Victoria. Under our rules the purposes of the association are to:

  1. Use the collaborative creation and exhibition of projection art to invigorate the community in all its forms.
  2. To facilitate and exhibit new media art projects.
  3. To provide a curated platform for exhibition to projection artists.
  4. To encourage, develop, and mentor local and community artists.
  5. To present free outdoor art experiences.
  6. To share the collective knowledge of the association with other communities.

More information

For more information on our programs visit the centre’s website www.centreforprojectionart.com.au and festival website http://www.gspf.com.au. For highlights of previous festivals visit our YouTube channel

You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Instagram

About the board vacancies

As part of establishing the association for the future we have restructured our governance structures including:

  • expanding our board from 5 to 9 members
  • establishing a creative advisory panel that supports the work of the board.

As a result, we are now looking for applications for the board vacancies.


As a board member of the association you will be involved in determining the strategic direction of the organisation, implementing some aspects of the business plan and representing the association at functions. All board members are expected to assist with fundraising efforts to support the organisation, including actively approaching organisations and individuals for support.

The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer fulfil obligations associated with their role as defined under the rules.


Hours commitment 6-8 hours per month

The Gertrude Projection Association relies on the commitment of its board members to guide the delivery of its programs.

The Association meets 10-11 times a year including the AGM. There are also a number of events held throughout the year – board members’ attendance at these events is highly valued (and valuable) and offers an opportunity to meet artists, gain a better understanding of the associations work and promote it to our stakeholders and connections.

Board members are expected to attend 90% of meetings throughout the year and have appropriately prepared for these meetings.


Successful applicants will have an interest in the arts and the role that it can play in building communities. We are interested in applicants with strong networks, a general understanding of good governance in the non-for-profit space as well as at least one of the following skills:

  • marketing and communications
  • philanthropic /grant experience/ fundraising
  • finance
  • arts management
  • governance
  • Organisation development and planning.

How to apply

To apply for a position on the Gertrude Association Board please send a completed application to: board@centreforprojectionart.com.au including the following information:

  • A covering letter including:
    • Your reason for applying for the role.
    • Interest in arts and community development.
    • What if any governance training you have undertaken.
    • Outlining the skills that you bring as outlined above.
    • Any other information that you wish to add.
  • A current CV.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection process

Consideration of applications will take place shortly after the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview with the selection panel made-up of board members between the closing date and AGM.

The election of board members takes place at the association’s AGM in the evening of 29 May 2018. Please keep this date free as successful applicants will be recommended for appointment to the board at this event.

Important dates

Applications open

20 April 2018

Applications close

4 May 2018

Gertrude Projection Association AGM[1]

29 May 2018





[1] Please note that recommendations on board members will be put to the memberships at the AGM.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Business, Community Specialist, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Fundraising, Grants Administration, Law & Legal Services, Marketing & Communications, Arts administration
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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