Not your average AGM

Filed : Governance .

Our AGM road trips are legendary. Join the bus or meet us in PARKES on Sunday May 28 for catch ups, seeing the cultural sights and a free lunch!

This is not your average Annual General Meeting. We go to a different council area each year – an excuse to show off the arts and cultural successes and plans of that place. And an excuse to catch up, network and enjoy a nice lunch together. All welcome!

Sunday May 28

Starts: 11.30am

The day

AGM 2017 Map of venues

Meet at Little Theatre carpark,
then head over to the Library for a talk about the expansion plans and view the current exhibition.

Little Theatre
: Head to the theatre for a tour and a short performance by Parkes M&D

Hart Bar at the Railway Hotel:
 Lunch (provided by Arts OutWest)*

Annual General Meeting
: Arts OutWest will present a pictorial review of 2016 activities and financial statements.

Street Art & Museums Tour
: See local street art and then head to the Elvis Museum and Car Museum at the Henry Parkes Centre.

Day ends around 3pm.

*RSVP essential for catering purposes. RSVP to or 6338 4657.

The only boring admin bit: For the purposes of voting only, your financial membership will need to be up-to-date. NOTE: Membership is not compulsory, EVERYONE is welcome at the AGM and day out. To learn more about membership or update your 2017 membership click here. On the day the Arts OutWest Board of directors will also briefly preview planned changes to our constitution and Board structure.

Join the bus trip

For those in the east of the region who don’t want to drive (or who just love a boisterous game of eye-spy) we’re taking a mini bus. Collecting in Bathurst and Orange. FREE. Aiming for departure from Bathurst around 9am, returning around 5pm. Limited places so book early. RSVP to or 6338 4657.

Board election: general membership nominations now open

The Arts OutWest Board of directors has 12 appointed members (11 from local councils, one from Charles Sturt University) and three positions elected from the membership. These three positions are voted on at the AGM.

Current elected representatives are Bronwyn Giovenco (accountant), Kylie Shead (creative producer, Local Stages at BMEC) and Libby Oldham (director Jayes Gallery, Molong). Libby has announced that she will retire from the Arts OutWest Board, and position of Chair, at the AGM. Bronwyn and Kylie have nominated to stand again. Election to these general membership positions is open to anyone in our geographic service area, who is a current financial member of Arts OutWest.

Note: There are plans to move to a skills based rather and representational board structure and make changes to the constitution accordingly. This process is underway and an EGM to vote on the changes is planned for August/September 2017 – before local government elections in September 2017. Any member of the Arts OutWest Board will serve only a four month term before these changes take effect.

To receive a nomination form for the general membership positions please contact Tracey Callinan, executive director Arts OutWest on 6335 6589 or or

Nominations are now open. Nominations close 19 May 2017.

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