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Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee

The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC) is a Central Highlands Regional Council Committee established to support and encourage participation and optimum service delivery for council communities. CHACAC focuses on the arts, cultural and heritage aspects and related community activities, events and festivals.

CHACAC seeks to create more enjoyable and interesting public places through art, assist with arts, cultural and heritage initiatives and promotion across the region and increase opportunities for private and commercial support for arts in the region.

  • Committee responsibilites

    As a committee member you will share your knowledge of arts, cultural and heritage sectors to:

    • Provide expert advice on issues affecting the arts, cultural and heritage sectors in our region.
    • Identify strategic directions for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.
    • Provide leadership in the development and review of arts, culture and heritage policies and strategies.
    • Evaluate applications and projects to receive Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) for endorsement by council.
    • Provide a conduit for broader sector and community engagement in consultation processes.
    • Implement the Creative Cultural Futures Strategy and Heritage Action Plan in partnership with council and community.
    • Attendance at RADF assessment meetings, planning and project meetings, community engagement activities.
    • And much more.

    Read the full terms of reference for CHACAC members.

  • Current members and interests
    Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Committee Members
    Member Contact details Interests
     Cr Charlie   Brimblecombe cbrimblecombe@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0417 758 819
     Supporting arts and culture
     Cr Gail Godwin-   Smith ggodwin-smith@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0400 860 850
     Supporting arts and culture
     Cr Gail Nixon gnixon@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0419 642 603
     Supporting arts and culture
     Anna-Jane Gordon  NA  Photography and visual arts
     Barbara Beazley  NA  Photography and visual arts
     Kathy Hawkins khawk21@live.com.au
    0429 855 104
     Painting and visual arts
     Maureen Burns mhburns@bigpond.com
    4984 9425
     Heritage and museums
     Sharon Gimbert sharon.gimbert@bigpond.com
    0409 820 790
     Visual arts, textiles, patchwork   and ceramics.
     Emerald Art Gallery emeraldqldartgallery@gmail.com
    0428 774 687
     Supporting artists in the region
  • Join the committee

    CHACAC is currently looking for new members!

    If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact our Arts and Culture Officer Karen Newman on 1300 242 686 and complete the nomination form.

As a committee member you will share your knowledge of arts, cultural and heritage sectors to:

  • Provide expert advice on issues affecting the arts, cultural and heritage sectors in our region.
  • Identify strategic directions for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.
  • Provide leadership in the development and review of arts, culture and heritage policies and strategies.
  • Evaluate applications and projects to receive Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) for endorsement by council.
  • Provide a conduit for broader sector and community engagement in consultation processes.
  • Implement the Creative Cultural Futures Strategy and Heritage Action Plan in partnership with council and community.
  • Attendance at RADF assessment meetings, planning and project meetings, community engagement activities.
  • And much more.

Read the full terms of reference for CHACAC members.

Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Committee Members
Member Contact details Interests
 Cr Charlie   Brimblecombe cbrimblecombe@chrc.qld.gov.au
0417 758 819
 Supporting arts and culture
 Cr Gail Godwin-   Smith ggodwin-smith@chrc.qld.gov.au
0400 860 850
 Supporting arts and culture
 Cr Gail Nixon gnixon@chrc.qld.gov.au
0419 642 603
 Supporting arts and culture
 Anna-Jane Gordon  NA  Photography and visual arts
 Barbara Beazley  NA  Photography and visual arts
 Kathy Hawkins khawk21@live.com.au
0429 855 104
 Painting and visual arts
 Maureen Burns mhburns@bigpond.com
4984 9425
 Heritage and museums
 Sharon Gimbert sharon.gimbert@bigpond.com
0409 820 790
 Visual arts, textiles, patchwork   and ceramics.
 Emerald Art Gallery emeraldqldartgallery@gmail.com
0428 774 687
 Supporting artists in the region

CHACAC is currently looking for new members!

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact our Arts and Culture Officer Karen Newman on 1300 242 686 and complete the nomination form.

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