Terms and Conditions of Membership

When Members log into their online accounts for the first time, they will be asked to read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Membership. The terms and conditions are also avalable to read here (PDF).


Current Constitution 

Our Constitution stipulates the overarching rules and regulations which the Artsource's Board, Members and staff must follow. The Constitution is available here (PDF). Please note that we are proposing to update our constitution following a Special Resoulution at the AGM on 25 May 2016. The proposed constitution is available below.


Proposed Constitution

As noted at last year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Board has been looking to update and modernise the Artsource Constitution, our governing document (previously known as memorandum and articles of association).

The current Constitution dates from 2001 and, working with an external legal specialist, the Board has agreed an updated Constitution, which we are now pleased to present to members.

The proposed Constitution needs to be considered by members and adopted by Special Resolution at the AGM on 25 May 2016. Members are encouraged to attend the AGM, for which full details are available here. Until adopted, Artsource continues to operate using its current Constitution.
 
In updating the document, the Board has sought to:

  • Ensure the Constitution is regularly examined by the Board to make sure that it is current and reflects the needs of the organisation;

  • Ensure that Artsource has a Constitution that reflects current organisational practice, contains modern language and meets the requirements of the Corporations Act;

  • Clarify the role of the CEO or Managing Director on the Board. The new constitution clarifies our current practice that the CEO or Managing Director is not a member of the Board but reports to the Board;

  • Allow for an increase in the number of elected Board Members from four to five and co-opted Board Members from three to four. This expansion of the Board to nine members provides the flexibility for future Boards to obtain broad skill sets and further representation across the membership should they think this is necessary. The requirement for the number of Member elected Board members to be greater than co-opted Board members is unchanged;

  • Clarifies as required the eligibility and election processes for the Board;

  • Change the timing of the process for co-opting Board members to approximately six months after the election of Board members. This will give time for elected Board members (particularly new ones) to consider who they would like to co-opt, rather than the current situation where co-option occurs at the first meeting immediately after the AGM; and

  • Simplifies previous references to Membership types.

Members are encouraged to read the proposed Constitution, which is available HERE and your Board recommends that members vote to adopt it at the forthcoming AGM.
 
Corine van Hall
Deputy Chair


Strategic Business Plan 2016 to 2018

Artsource operates a three-year planning cycle harmonised with the three-year funding cycle of the Department of Culture and the Arts. The Board's Startegic Business Plan for 2016 to 2018 is available here (PDF).


Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports from 2007 to 2014 may be read online here. The report for the immediately preceeding year is published at the Artsource AGM, usually in late May.


Latest Audited Financial Statement

The latest audited financial statement (year ending 31 December 2015), is here (PDF).


Fundraising Policy

This policy sets out the underlying principles and operational practice in relation to our private sector fundraising from foundations, individuals and business. The policy is here (PDF) and is reviewed annually by the Board.