Arts North West is Hiring!

3 year contract / Part time (15 hours per week)

Based in Glen Innes, Arts North West is the regional arts development organisation for the New England North West of NSW. Arts North West is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and the partnership of 11 local government authorities.

Arts North West facilitates the development of arts and cultural projects and initiatives across the whole region, building a rich cultural landscape in the New England North West and increasing participation in arts and cultural activities. It plays a vital role in building cultural community capacity, through advice and advocacy, through substantial professional development provision and with the forging of key partnerships and networks throughout the region.

Through office support, the Admin Assistant undertakes a variety of tasks and responsibilities necessary for the effective, productive and efficient operation of Arts North West and delivery of the organisation’s services.

A key focus of this position is the maintenance of the ANW database – Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The Admin Assistant needs to ensure that the data is up-to-date, and that it is fully integrated with other office systems.

The Admin Assistant is part of a small, dynamic, not-for-profit arts organisation based in Glen Innes.

The Admin Assistant will be an energetic and enthusiastic all-rounder with administration and office skills. The position will support the Executive Director and office with day-to-day administration and general support. The Admin Assistant will be the first point of contact for telephone, in-person and email enquiries and the position is an integral part of the team ensuring that our office and operations run smoothly.

Arts North West is changing its Governance Structure

Arts North West is changing its Governance Structure to a skill based board.  Expressions of Interest are currently sought from arts and cultural organisations who would like to be part of the Strategic Advisory Council, which reports to the Board of Management of Arts North West.   There are up to four vacancies for independent cultural organisations in the New England North West.

The Strategic Advisory Council comprises eleven (11) representatives from contributing LGAs and up to four (4) independent cultural organisations providing strategic input and feedback into programming and direction.


Strategic Advisory Council positions are all voluntary and each appointment is for an initial two-year term. The Strategic Advisory Council will meet in August to provide input into the following year program and in November to provide feedback and comment on the proposed program for the following year. Advisory Council delegates are also welcome to observe Board meetings.

Role of the Strategic Advisory Council

• Council delegates will provide input into programming and strategic direction.

• The Strategic Advisory Council will receive regular updates from the Executive Director and may receive requests for feedback or input on policy development and potential projects.

• Strategic Advisory Council delegates will also act as champions and advocates for Arts North West in their own region.

Key selection criteria:

• Representative of a key independent community cultural organisation in the New England North West.

• Ability to apply strategic thought to key issues

• Prepared to question, challenge and critique, and be an active contributor

• Interest in the arts and or the role that the arts can play in regional communities

• Effective interpersonal and communication skills

If you are passionate about regional arts and would like your community organisation to have a voice in arts and cultural development in our region, then please consider putting in an application by 1 APRIL 2018.

Download EOI here

CASP Projects Ready to Roll Out in 2018

Arts North West extends a massive congratulation to the 2017 Country Art Support Program recipients from the New England North West region.  As you can see from the list below, this year’s recipients are excitingly diverse in both medium and subject and we look forward to seeing these projects roll out throughout the year. 

CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Create NSW with the main objectives of supporting a creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector, engagement with diverse audiences and communities and the building of a resilient NSW arts and cultural sector and cultural activities. 

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