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Casa Cultura - Use your strategic and analytical skills to join the Board of this organisation looking to promote social change and inclusiveness through the use of the arts and culture of Latin America

13 December 2016

Casa Cultura is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses its efforts on using the power of the arts and culture as a vehicle to develop socially functional identities in displaced communities, as a tool to bring about social change and as a mechanism to promote social inclusiveness.

With a focus on the cultural voice of Latin America, Casa Cultura develops capacity-building programs to raise the profile of its artistic practitioners to the point where a tangible social impact can start to be felt and reaches out to find opportunities for participation and collaboration in the wider cultural context of Australia. More information at facebook.com/casaculturainc.

Details

Name of Organization
Casa Cultura Inc (GC)

Web Address

Organisation address
32 Nicholson St

East Coburg, VIC, 3058

NFP Sector
- Arts
- Community development

Background information
Casa Cultura is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses its efforts on using the power of the arts and culture as a vehicle to develop socially functional identities in displaced communities, as a tool to bring about social change and as a mechanism to promote social inclusiveness.

With a focus on the cultural voice of Latin America, Casa Cultura develops capacity-building programs to raise the profile of its artistic practitioners to the point where a tangible social impact can start to be felt and reaches out to find opportunities for participation and collaboration in the wider cultural context of Australia. More information at facebook.com/casaculturainc.

Initially, Casa Cultura will focus on establishing itself as an organisation to operate an arts collective and raise the profile of its artistic practice. To achieve this initial objective, Casa Cultura needs to develop and implement strategic and operational plans and to enhance the business and management skills of its current Board members to maintain oversight of this first developmental phase.

This project is for a period of 12 months. LV will nominate 2-3 people with a substantial background in management of small or medium enterprises (SMEs) to join the Board of Casa Cultura. These nominated members will work with the existing Board members to develop effective strategic plans for the next 1-2 year and to monitor progress towards achievement of initial operational objectives. The LV nominated members of the Board will provide advice on appropriate business practices and procedures and will serve as Board members initially for no more than one year. The expected outcomes from this project would strengthen the skills of the existing Board members or identify a clear participation from these members in a different area e.g operational within Casa Cultura.




Board Membership

Why are you seeking a Board/Committee membership?
A particular focus for the nominated Board members will be to help the existing board members: * identify and separate operational and strategic activities to achieve the initial organisational objectives, * explore collective and individual capabilities, responsibilities and leadership competencies of the current Board members, and provide business and management advice and assistance to the existing Board members, * Identify skill gaps needed to conduct current and future activities required to achieve the outcomes Casa Cultura has set out in the strategic and business plans. Further projects relating to individual mentoring of Board members and filling the identified skill gaps at Board level may grow from this initial project.

Selection Criteria
Need skills to assist with: - Developing a new board structure and governance functions - Strategic planning and business development - Community engagement - Fundraising and sustainability through a process of coaching and mentoring

Describe your internal appointment process
The main contacts of Casa Cultura (Kary and Eyal) will arrange to meet with LV volunteer Exchange information Conclude with a mutual agreement re joining the Board for a 12month period.

Meeting frequency/dates
Monthly, dates to be determined with the LV volunteers at their convenience

Meeting Locations
To be determined with the LV volunteers at their convenience

Specific Skills Sought
- Business strategy and planning
- Community Development
- Evaluation
- Leadership Development
- Marketing and Advertising
- Membership development
- Sponsorship / fundraising
- Strategic planning
- Taxation and DGR/Charity Status.



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