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Central Highlands Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee

The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC):

CHACAC is a council committee established to encourage the participation and optimum service delivery for CHRC communities in arts, cultural and heritage programs, projects and activities.

Purpose

  • Provide input and community perspectives into council’s strategic documents related to arts, culture and heritage.
  • Support implementation of council’s strategic documents related to arts, culture and heritage.
  • Advocate on behalf of the region’s arts, culture and heritage communities.
  • Seek external funds to support arts, culture and heritage projects, programs and activities.
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program duties.

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.

  • Join the committee

    If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please:

    If you have any questions about the committee or the nomination process, please contact Karen Newman on 1300 242 686.

     

     

  • Current members and interests
    MemberContact details Interests
    Cr Gai Syphergsypher@chrc.qld.gov.auSupporting arts, culture and heritage
    Cr Charles Brimblecombecbrimblecombe@chrc.qld.gov.auSupporting arts, culture and heritage
    Cr Joseph Burnsjburns@chrc.qld.gov.auSupporting arts, culture and heritage
    Paul Albertpwalbert83@live.com.au
    0427 052 582
    Visual arts, theatre, film, music, writing, museums and galleries
    Barbara Beazley Photography, visual arts and community arts
    Maureen Burnsmhburns@bigpond.com
    0749 849 425
    Heritage, tourism, museums and galleries
    Mellissa Chick0429 793 110Visual arts, theatre, dance, music and multi-arts
    Sharon Gimbertsharon.gimbert@bigpond.com
    0409 820 790
    Visual arts, textiles, patchwork, ceramics and community arts
    Lachlan Griersonlachlan@griersonstudios.com.auVisual arts, writing, community arts, museums and galleries
    Lou Petholou.petho@me.com
    0481 466 989
    www.loupetho.com
    Visual arts, theatre, film and virtual reality
    Ben Robertsonb.robertson@cqu.edu.au
    0437 886 526
    Visual arts, multi-arts, theatre and festivals
    Karen Newmanknewman@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0427 450 013

    Council - Arts and cultural officer – Grants, all artforms, community projects
  • Join the galleries sub-committee

    The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC) assists council to coordinate activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

    Major projects include:

    • Annual art competition,
    • year-round exhibitions
    • marketing campaigns
    • website review.

    The sub-committee assists council in coordinating activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

    Major projects include:

    • Annual art competition
    • Year round exhibitions
    • Marketing campaigns
    • Website review

    There are two ways to get involved in the sub-committee.

    1. Become a member!
      Duties will include attending meetings, assisting with planning of above major projects, and contributing to their execution.
    2. Add your name, skills & assets to our volunteer list!
      Lend a hand with bumping in and out exhibitions, basic administration, carrying out Master of Ceremonies duties at events,  catering, logistics and more!

    Download the Central Highlands Regional Art Galleries Sub-committee code of conduct for more details.

    If you are interested in becoming a member or a volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Arts and Cultural Officer Galleries, Nikki Pickering, at npickering@chrc.qld.gov.au.

  • Committee meeting dates & minutes

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please:

If you have any questions about the committee or the nomination process, please contact Karen Newman on 1300 242 686.

 

 

MemberContact details Interests
Cr Gai Syphergsypher@chrc.qld.gov.auSupporting arts, culture and heritage
Cr Charles Brimblecombecbrimblecombe@chrc.qld.gov.auSupporting arts, culture and heritage
Cr Joseph Burnsjburns@chrc.qld.gov.auSupporting arts, culture and heritage
Paul Albertpwalbert83@live.com.au
0427 052 582
Visual arts, theatre, film, music, writing, museums and galleries
Barbara Beazley Photography, visual arts and community arts
Maureen Burnsmhburns@bigpond.com
0749 849 425
Heritage, tourism, museums and galleries
Mellissa Chick0429 793 110Visual arts, theatre, dance, music and multi-arts
Sharon Gimbertsharon.gimbert@bigpond.com
0409 820 790
Visual arts, textiles, patchwork, ceramics and community arts
Lachlan Griersonlachlan@griersonstudios.com.auVisual arts, writing, community arts, museums and galleries
Lou Petholou.petho@me.com
0481 466 989
www.loupetho.com
Visual arts, theatre, film and virtual reality
Ben Robertsonb.robertson@cqu.edu.au
0437 886 526
Visual arts, multi-arts, theatre and festivals
Karen Newmanknewman@chrc.qld.gov.au
0427 450 013

Council - Arts and cultural officer – Grants, all artforms, community projects

The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC) assists council to coordinate activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

Major projects include:

  • Annual art competition,
  • year-round exhibitions
  • marketing campaigns
  • website review.

The sub-committee assists council in coordinating activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

Major projects include:

  • Annual art competition
  • Year round exhibitions
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Website review

There are two ways to get involved in the sub-committee.

  1. Become a member!
    Duties will include attending meetings, assisting with planning of above major projects, and contributing to their execution.
  2. Add your name, skills & assets to our volunteer list!
    Lend a hand with bumping in and out exhibitions, basic administration, carrying out Master of Ceremonies duties at events,  catering, logistics and more!

Download the Central Highlands Regional Art Galleries Sub-committee code of conduct for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a member or a volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Arts and Cultural Officer Galleries, Nikki Pickering, at npickering@chrc.qld.gov.au.

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