Why is Council setting up the Bunjil Place Arts Fund

In establishing Bunjil Place, Council has for the first time moved into a significant area of new business, being the operation of a regional arts and cultural facility, the theatre and gallery.  Donations and philanthropic grants are a traditional form of revenue generation within the arts and cultural sector and present a significant future budget source for both arts and cultural programming and asset acquisition. 

What is the role of the Bunjil Place Arts Fund Public Fund Committee

The Public Fund must be managed and administered by at least 3 people, a majority of whom are Responsible Persons. It is the role of the committee to review the income and application of the Public Fund and ensure on-going compliance.   

How will members be selected?

A short list of suitably qualified community representatives shall be drawn up and presented to Council for their consideration.  Upon endorsement invitations will be sent to representatives inviting them to take a position on the Public Fund Committee. 

What is the membership composition?

The Public Fund must be managed and administered by at least 3 people, a majority of whom are Responsible Persons. 

The City of Casey Chief Financial Officer will fill one (1) of the places on the committee. 

How are meetings conducted?

The committee must meet at least once a year to review the income and application of the Public Fund and ensure on-going compliance.