Who are we?
ArtSpace Gallery is an incorporated, profit for purpose community arts and craft gallery. It provides rentable gallery space for display and sale of various, high quality arts and crafts items. Commission is payable on sales, which is discounted for those artists who undertake a prescribed number of hours voluntary work in the gallery per block.
ArtSpace wishes to extend its appeal to the broader community by encouraging involvement of local residents, including young people; Local Government; business and industry; community organisations and visitors to the region, through major and minor initiatives, events and functions.
Central to the infrastructure redevelopment is the integration of the International sculpture park into the arts precinct.
- Establish a world’s best practice sculpture park in collaboration with Bass Coast Shire Council (BCSC), Wonthaggi Rotary and Rotary International.
- Increase participation of young people in ArtSpace events.
- Increase community appreciation of and engagement with The Arts.
- Increase connections and collaboration with other art organisations.
- Increase the profile of ArtSpace towards collaboration in the development of a regional gallery in Wonthaggi.
- Positively contribute to the visitor economy of the Region.
- Ensure ArtSpace has a sound financial foundation to underpin continued operations.
- Consolidate and strengthen ABIA partnership.
Year One Operational Objectives and Strategies
Establish a world’s best practice sculpture park in collaboration with BCSC, Wonthaggi Rotary and Rotary International
- Establish an inclusive and representative project team, with suitable terms of reference.
- Develop an agreed plan for the Park, which includes:
- Physical layout;
- Projected budget and potential funding sources;
- Development timeline;
- Selection criteria.
- Advocate for inclusion of the Sculpture Park in BCSC Master Plan.
Increase participation of young people in ArtSpace events
- Hold an “Intra//liminal” youth art exhibition.
- Seek strong working relationships with local art teachers and mentors.
Increase community appreciation of and engagement with The Arts
- Establish an annual calendar of art events.
- Conduct a series of forums or small workshops promoting visual and performance art and artists.
- Actively recruit community members as volunteers.
Increase connections and collaboration with other art organisations
- Conduct a mapping exercise to identify the range of local art organisations.
- Work with organisations to establish complementary and collaborative approaches to promote the arts.
Increase the profile of ArtSpace towards collaboration in the development of a regional art gallery in Wonthaggi
- Participation in related events and meetings for the development of a Regional Gallery.
- Establish marketing plan to promote professional advancement of local artists and to attract a wider audience to art in general.
- Profile on our website: the expertise held by the gallery committee, members and volunteers in areas other than as an artist (already included in Artist Biographies) – e.g. curatorial expertise, business management, events management, securing grants funding etc.
- Enter into a closer relationship with Bass Coast Artists’ Society (BCAS).
Ensure ArtSpace has a sound financial foundation to ensure continued operations beyond the term of the current arrangements with Bass Coast Shire Council.
- Maintain strong, transparent financial management systems.
- Develop a plan to identify and approach potential funding sources, including governments, philanthropic entities and others.
- Negotiate with the BCSC in relation to arrangements beyond the term of the current MOU.
Consolidate and strengthen ABIA partnership
- Provide opportunities for volunteers to increase their skills in relation to the operation of the Centre.
- Explore opportunities with the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association (WBTA) for the innovative use of the Centennial Centre’s meeting facilities.
- Liaise with WBTA to identify ways to Positively contribute to the visitor economy of the Region.