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Join the Propel Youth Arts WA Board in 2017

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 within Western Australia.



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 Monday 27 March 2017.

Memberships roll over each year for those under 26, 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, that means you have until midnight on Sunday 26 February to join Propel and still be eligible.

Not only does Propel membership allow you a chance to be on the Board and give you voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (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 join or renew your membership, to ensure that you can nominate this year.


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.  

Propel will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017 and this is when nominees will be elected by the members.

This year, there are up to eight vacant positions on the Board which may be filled at the Annual General Meeting. Our current preferred skill-sets of prospective Board Members are in: Information Technology, Human Resources and Regional Youth Arts. Members aged between 18 and 26 years are strongly encouraged to apply.

All of our Board Members come from a range of disciplines. At the moment, we’re looking for our Board Members to have skills and experience in the above areas. If you have experience in one or more of those areas, you could make a valuable contribution to the our Board and participate in:

  • Board Meetings – Held up to eight times per year, usually bimonthly, on a weeknight at 6pm.
  • 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, associates and Board Members.
  • Exhibitions and Launches – We run a wide range of interactive programs and projects, and encourage Board Members to attend these events.


For a 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 applying for a position, please complete the Board Nomination Form - print version (click to download) or electronic version (click to download).

Email your completed nomination with your current CV to - or post a hardcopy to Propel Youth Arts WA, PO Box 8238, Perth WA 6849 - by 5.00pm Thursday 16 March 2017.

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


Propel Youth Arts WA is the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to engage in the Arts. Established in 2003, Propel is a membership-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of programs and services across all art forms.

Propel Youth Arts WA is supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts, The Department of Local Government and Communities, and Healthway to promote the Drug Aware Message.