Above: ANW on tour • Anna Henderson • Celtic Festival Glen Innes • Ceramic Break Warialda


Arts North West supports and facilitates arts and cultural activity in the New England North West.

Based in Glen Innes, Arts North West is the regional arts development organisation for the New England North West of NSW. It is a not-for-profit incorporated association, and is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the partnership of 11 local government authorities (Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah Shire, Gwydir Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Moree Plains Shire, Narrabri Shire, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield Shire, Uralla Shire and Walcha Councils) 

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.  We play 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. 

A two-tiered model from May 2018

Following a comprehensive review, Arts North West is updating its Governance structure and moving to a skill-based board.  From May 2018, Arts North West will adopt a two tier model, a Board of Management of 7-9 members, with a Strategic Advisory Council comprising a representative of each contributing Local Government Authority as well as 4 community arts organisation representatives.

Arts North West invites Expressions of Interest to join our Skills Based Board

Download EOI Form HERE

Applications close: 5pm Thursday 1 March 2018

Please complete the EOI Application and send attention to
Anna Watt, Chair of Arts North West rado@artsnw.com.au

For more information contact Executive Director Caroline Downer
Arts North West 0428 042 622 E: rado@artsnw.com.au

If you are passionate about regional arts and have the capacity to steer and influence this small, yet highly productive organisation, then please consider putting in an application.

We are looking for people who have strong and effective relationships within our region to fill up to 5 vacancies.

Individuals with skills in one or more of the following areas are invited to consider nominating for the Board.
·         Arts, arts practice, arts administration
·         Financial management
·         Governance, business and strategic planning
·         Human resources management
·         Information technology communications
·         Legal expertise in a not-for-profit organisation
·         Local Government
·         Marketing/fundraising
·         Regional community and cultural services development
·         Regional economic and/or tourism development
·         Risk management/insurance

Further information:
ANW Strategic plan
Draft Governance Policy
Draft Strategic Advisory Council Policy

2017/18 BOARD

Chair - Anna Watt
Glen Innes Severn Council

Vice Chair - Sandy McNaughton
Community member - co-opted

Vice Chair - Rebecca Ryan
Community member - Gunnedah

Treasurer - Cr Sue Price
Moree Plains Shire Council

Secretary and Public Officer - Chris Newbigin
Community member - co-opted

Donna Ausling
Liverpool Plains Shire Council

Vivien Clyne
Community member - Moree

Kay Delahunt
Tamworth Regional Council

Tania Hartigan
Community member - Wallabadah

Lauren Mackley
Gunnedah Shire Council

Monique Rosewarne
Community member - Narrabri

Tara Toomey
Uralla Shire Council

Cr Gary Verri
Tenterfield Shire Council

Hayley Ward
Armidale Regional Council

Cr Frances Young
Gwydir Shire Council