Notice of AGM | Call for Board Members – Nominations now open!

Artist painting and another playing the guitar as part of This Is Not Art Festival 2018

Nominations for the Octapod Board are now open which includes the exciting opportunity to step into the role of Chair of the Board.

As an organisation supporting artists across Greater Newcastle, there has never been a better time to contribute your expertise to Octapod. In an ever- changing industry with the added impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, Octapod is undergoing a service redesign and will relaunch in late 2021. Join now to play a key role in how our services are shaped for the community.

Octapod is governed by a board which guides the organisation’s strategic direction and financial management. The Board is made up of dedicated individuals with expertise in strategy, accounting, fundraising, legal, marketing, human resources and business management and a passion for our community cultural development work in the region.

We are specifically seeking nominations for the roles of Chair and Secretary as well as General Board Member positions.

An existing appreciation for and connection to the arts and cultural sector as well as a relevant local network highlighted by influential relationships will be beneficial in addition to an understanding of Board accountability and governance.


How to nominate for the Board

  1. Ensure your membership with Octapod is current (membership starts from as little as $15 per annum).
  2. Request a nomination pack: email
  3. Complete the short questionnaire and attach your resume and/or LinkedIn profile RSVP to attend the AGM (see below)

To learn more about the Board and positions, contact Deputy Chair Belinda Collins via email.

Nominations close THURSDAY 20 May 2021.


RSVP to attend the AGM

All members of the corporation are advised that an annual general meeting of the members of Octapod Association will take place as follows:

Time | 6:00pm to 6:50pm

Date | Monday, 24th May 2021

Place | Via Zoom (link will be provided to attendees before the meeting)

RSVP |By Thursday 20th May 2021 to

Please advise in your email if you require interpreting services for the video meeting

Please note that only members of Octapod Association are invited to attend and vote at this AGM. 


Draft AGM agenda

Agenda item suggestions must be emailed to the Secretary at by Thursday 20th May 2021.

Item 1: Welcome, attendees and apologies

1.1: Confirm the chair for the meeting

1.2: Attendees

1.3: Apologies

1.4: Quorum

Item 2: Consideration and acceptance of previous year reports including

2.1: Annual report

2.2: Audited financial report

Item 3: Presentation of a draft annual forward management plan

Item 4: Questions about how the corporation is managed

Item 5: Appointment of an auditor for the next financial year and authorise the directors to set the fee

Item 6: Election of directors including appointment of office bearers

Item 7: Authorisation to directors to determine their remuneration

Item 8: Any other general business