WABA Strategic Planning Day

The Committee would like to invite all WABA members to participate in a Strategic Planning Day for WABA.

This will be an important and exciting opportunity for you to have your say on WABA's future and how it should develop and grow.

Amongst other things, some of the themes that we would like to discuss are:

  • How will WABA position itself within the arts/science/environmental fields?
  • How can WABA expand its target market?
  • With which organisations will WABA seek collaborations?
  • What income does WABA need in the next 2-5 years and how does WABA generate it?
  • What projects does WABA want to initiate in the next 2-5 years (exhibitions, seminars etc)?
  • How will WABA manage succession?

Guest presenter Bea Brickhill *, from the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF), will give a talk about funding and partnership opportunities for groups such as ours.

During the day's discussion we aim to set some goals, and subsequently come up with a solid strategy on how to achieve these.

The setting is at historic Mugga Mugga. A warm fire will be lit in the event of cold weather, and tea/coffee and lunch will be provided (gold coin donation by members). We hope many of you will be able to come along to help to make this an enjoyable and fruitful time together.


Mugga Mugga Education Centre

129 Narrabundah Lane

Symonston  ACT

WHEN: Saturday 27 April

TIME: 10am - 2pm

RSVP by Tuesday 23 April (for catering purposes): to Glenda Shelley at gfshelley@gmail.com or phone 0422 405 658.

A detailed agenda will be sent out closer to the event.

* Bea Brickhill has an extensive background in the performing and visual arts, heritage and education, both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining AbaF she was National Manager, Fundraising & Development for Australian Catholic University where she worked for almost four years. Other roles have included Development Manager of Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn, and Development Manager of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU. Bea commenced her career in the arts as a Stage Manager in London's West End, and spent six years with Welsh National Opera and Welsh Dance Theatre Trust. She was Assistant Director of the Sydney Opera House's Bennelong Program and established the Friends of the National Library. Bea has been the Development Manager of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and General Manager for TasDance in Launceston. She has been a board member of various arts organisations and is currently a Director of GreaterGood, the Capital Region Community Foundation.