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August 2012 newsletter
No-interest loan scheme for artists and practitioners re-launched
QuickstART is a no interest loan scheme for individual artists and creative practitioners; ideal for project and professional development. Originally created by Positive Solutions and Brian Tucker, the fund has supported over 40 individual artists and cultural enterprises over the last few years with $90,000 of microloans. Foresters Community Finance now manages the QuickstART Fund on our behalf. Please
click here for details on the fund
Centre Opening in Katherine
The long awaited
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
finally opened in Katherine on 14 July. Positive Solutions has been involved with the community planning for this centre for over the past 10 years, and Director Cathy Hunt was there to be a part of the special occasion.
Images: Lantern artwork, and welcoming ceremony with Mulurra Djilpin and Young Wagilak Dancers, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre opening, 2012
Congratulations to the team at Craft South in securing triennial funding from the Australia Council for the Arts. Cathy Hunt worked with the organisation on the preparation of their three year business plan
Creative³ – Brisbane 13-14 September
Creative³ International Forum 2012 will focus on the three fundamental elements of creativity, enterprise and investment, while attention will be directed to the real issues faced by creatives and the latest trends and technologies to advance growth. Positive Solutions will again be sponsoring the event through providing support for bursaries in 2012. For further information visit their
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Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
Commissioned by Arts NSW to develop a governance framework to feed into the long term development plans for this area in Sydney.
Gold Coast City Council Culture Strategy
Commissioned by the City Council to assist in the development of an integrated ‘whole of Council’ Strategy for Council’s work in the arts, heritage, cultural development and libraries.
Melbourne’s Southbank Precinct
A detailed audit for Arts Victoria of all cultural facilities within Southbank and their current usage – to inform planning for a Blueprint for the future of the Precinct.
Assisting RailCorp, the New South Wales Rail Authority, with management and policy development for the new Rail Heritage Centre.
Foresters Community Finance
Ongoing advice on the development of appropriate finance products for the cultural sector.
Director David Fishel is presenting a session at the
Chartered Secretaries Australia Not-for-Profit Discussion Groups
on 12 September in Brisbane and was also a guest speaker at the Not for Profits Governance Forum in Sydney in August.
Cathy Hunt will be participating in
re.volution Hack Day: Asset Identification & Development
, a workshop with Mission Models Money in the UK on 13 September. Check out the
Mission Models Money site
for some great resources.
Cathy will also be participating in a panel session at this years
Regional Arts Australia National Conference
, which takes place in Goolwa, South Australia from 18-21 October on the theme of resilience and the arts.
2012: The first 6 months
Hong Kong Funding Review
Finalisation of the report into a new funding mechanism for the major performing arts companies for the Hong Kong Government.
Cultural Facilities Audit for Victoria
A state-wide audit of cultural facilities to assist future planning and policy development. This follows similar audits we have undertaken for the Queensland and New South Wales Governments.
Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
Providing strategic planning for Gold Coast City Council in relation to the development of a new Cultural Precinct on the Gold Coast.
Four Winds Festival
A Board Development workshop held in Bermagui, New South Wales.
Business planning workshops.
Australian Poetry Limited
Board review to prioritise governance improvements.
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Assisting Hewitt International with a review of arts sector staffing and skills needs, to inform human resource planning for the arts in Hong Kong in light of the significant developments occurring – including the West Kowloon Cultural District.
And if you missed it check out
Beyond the smell of an oily rag
What is Australia For?
ebook edition of Griffith Review.
An update from BoardConnect: initially a project of Positive Solutions, BoardConnect is a service designed to support the boards of non-profit organisations in Australia.
Brisbane Symposium generates a buzz
Sydney Creative Leadership Symposium in 2013
Update on Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission
Board Audits bring unexpected benefits
Fact Sheet Focus: CEO Appraisal
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Webinar: New Reporting Requirements for Non-Profits: What you need to know, Tuesday 28 August, 4.00pm
Chairs Roundtable: Board Involvement in Strategic Planning, 26 September, 12.30pm Booking details TBA
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