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Join the Propel Board!


Propel Youth Arts WA is seeking applications from members to nominate for its Board of Management, offering exciting opportunities to contribute to the direction of young creative people in Western Australia.

What does the Propel Board do?

The Board is the governing body of Propel and is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organisation whilst maintaining excellent financial health and accountability to laws and industry standards.

Propel is a not-for-profit organisation, so our Board positions are voluntary – but our Board Members enjoy making a difference to an organisation that exists to help young people. Board members also enjoy the experience, interactions and professional development opportunities that being on a board can create.  

The Propel Board is usually comprised of 8-10 Board Members. All of our Board Members come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. This year, we are particularly interested in receiving nominations from people with professional skills and experience in finance.

If you have experience we are looking for, you could make a valuable contribution to our Board and participate in:

  • Board Meetings – Held up to eight times per year, usually every 6-7 weeks, on Monday at 6pm at the Propel office.

  • Strategic Planning – We hold up to two strategic planning sessions per year.

  • Social Events – We usually host one or two social events each year for our staff, members, volunteers, stakeholders, and Board Members.

  • Exhibitions and Launches – We run a wide range of interactive programs and projects, and encourage Board Members to attend these events.

Annual General Meeting

Propel will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 29 April 2019. At every AGM, members of Propel will elect 4 people to serve on the Board. Once elected, Board Members serve a term of 2 years, after which they can renominate to be elected again.

Am I eligible?

All current Propel members aged 18 and over are eligible to nominate to become a Board Member, if they have been members of Propel Youth Arts WA for a minimum of one month as at Friday 29 March.

Memberships roll over each year for those aged 26 and under, after which time you will need to pay for your membership and renew annually.

If you are interested in nominating but are not a current Propel member, you will need to apply to become a member, and your membership application must be received by Friday 22 February 2019.

  • Not only does Propel membership allow you a chance to be on the Board and give you voting rights at the AGM, you will also receive benefits such as:

  • Being part of a state-wide network of youth arts and cultural development organisations, arts workers and young artists

  • Free or discounted entry to Propel events, forums and workshops

  • Support in your funding applications

  • Auspicing grants

  • Free subscription to our e-zine and mailing list, featuring news, events and opportunities

  • Access to current information, advice and referrals from the friendly Propel team to help develop your arts ideas and practises

  • Ongoing advocacy for you and your colleagues

  • Access to Propel meeting room

Click here to apply to join or renew your membership, to ensure that you can nominate this year.

How do I nominate?

For a Propel member to be eligible for election to the Propel Board, they must be nominated and seconded by a Propel member - this can include themselves. 

If you are interested in nominating to join the Propel Board, please complete the Board Nomination Form, which is available as a print version (click to download) or electronic PDF version (click to download), by 5.00pm on Monday 25 March 2019.

We look forward to receiving your board nomination and hope to work with you to make a difference to young creative people in WA.