Board of Management

Our Board is comprised of nine volunteers who have high level expertise in relevant fields, plus the CEO as Public Officer. 
Board members are involved in subcommittees (refer to organisational chart) offering advice, governance, networks and hands on work providing pro-bono services to benefit and develop the organisation.
A pakana sub-committee oversees the pakana studio, ensuring self determination. 



  • Determine the organisation's mission and purpose

  • Select the chief executive 

  • Provide proper financial oversight 

  • Ensure adequate resources 

  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability

  • Ensure effective organisational planning 

  • Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance 

  • Enhance the organisation's public standing

  • Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organisation's programs and services

  • Support the chief executive and assess their performance. 


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Expert Advisors to the Board:
pakana Sub-Committee:
  • Cheryl Mundy

  • Jim Everett

  • Andry Sculthorpe



Core Team:

All management and staff are employed on a permanent basis however all agreements are subject to funding, New employees must serve up to three months on probation before being offered a full contract. 


Front & Back of House

Corinne Ooms

Alicia  Keilbaska

Caroline Amos

Technical Production

Kardia Gillie-Terry
Max Bladel
Thomas Thiele
Cary Littleford

Production Assistants

Jonah Bladel

Sarah Wells
Thomas Thiele
Max Bladel


Kickstart Arts employs an average of 58 contracted artists and arts workers each year.  There are too many to list here, however they are listed in our Annual Report

Artists & Organisations in Residence




Kickstart Arts Incorporated


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Kickstart arts is a Deductible Gift Recipient - all donations to us are tax deductible


Kickstart Arts Inc. is registered for G.S.T.

A.T.O. Charity

Kickstart arts is a charity with the following features: 

  • We are not-for-profit

  • We have only charitable purposes that are for the public benefit

  • We are not an individual, political party or government entity.

Tax Concessions

Kickstart Arts Inc. receives F.B.T. Rebate, G.S.T. Concession, and Income Tax Exemption


Kickstart Arts Inc. is registered with the Australian Charities & Not for profits Commission.