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Australian National Capital Artists Inc


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

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Australian Capital Territory
Local Government Area:

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Australian National Capital Artists Inc. (ANCA) is looking for a new board member with financial expertise, for example a Financial Advisor or Accountant. This is unpaid voluntary position, interest in visual arts would be beneficial.

ANCA provides affordable and professional studio and exhibition space to artists. ANCA is an artist-run initiative supporting over 40 artists working in 35 purpose-built non-residential studios. The studios range in size from 32 to 100 square metres with the option of shared or single occupancy. ANCA is a non-profit incorporated association financed primarily through studio rental income which ensures the security of the tenancy and the autonomy of the organisation.

In addition to the studios ANCA also has a gallery, with an exhibition program supporting emerging and established artists in a range of media. ANCA Gallery has operated since 1992 with the support of Australian National Capital Artists Inc. and the ACT Government. The ANCA Gallery has a quality and varied exhibition program that supports critical approaches to contemporary arts practice.

ANCA is run by the tenants through a well-structured board, a range of specialised subcommittees and a paid administration.

The ANCA Board meets every six weeks, controls and manages the business affairs of ANCA. The Board is made up of four studio artist members, four external experts and one alumni studio artist. ANCA Studio Artists are responsible for assisting with the day-to-day running of ANCA and the gallery, maintaining the buildings and planning for the future. ANCA Artists contribute through three main committees: Gallery Committee, Maintenance Committee and New Tenants Committee.

ANCA's paid part-time staff members consist of:

The Arts Administrator, who looks after: Studio and tenant administration, Building maintenance, Finances, ANCA Board secretarial and related functions, General maintenance of the ANCA Office and facilities, Public interfacing and Promotion.

The Gallery Manager looks after everything related to the gallery including: Administering exhibition proposals & exhibition contracts, Compiling and distributing gallery advertising to the media, Written acknowledgement of all exhibition applications & responses, Written correspondence as directed by the Gallery Committee, Maintenance of mailing lists and Promotion.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Auditing, Banking & Financial Services
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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