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    10/Jul/2018

    FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA E-NEWS 30 June 2018, available at https://mailchi.mp/folkalliance/faa-e-news-june-july-2018?e=ace3bb33de.

    2018 Folk Alliance Australia AGM and Elections

    Folk Alliance Australia held our Annual General Meeting at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on the Easter weekend. Twenty One members attended. The Presidents Report was given by Keith Preston together with a Financial Report by John McAuslan. Una McAlinden gave an Executive Director’s Report.  Elections were held with  the following members elected:- Keith Preston – President, John McAuslan – Treasurer together with Ruby Hudson and Cherie Harvey as general committee members.
    About the FAA Committee:- Keith Preston is an Arts Manager with the Australian Migrant Resource Centre in Adelaide with long term involvement in the folk scene as a festival director, musician, puppeteer and arts project manager. John McAuslan is from Melbourne with a long involvement in FAA having run the Brunswick Music Festival and Across The Borders Music Touring Agency.
    Ruby Hudson is Office & Special Events Manager at the National Folk Festival. She has worked at a number of Festivals both in Australia and the UK and has worked on a number of national and international tours. Cherie Harvey is Chairperson of Heritage Arts & Traditions Inc (HATS) in regional South Australia, an award winning venue, presenter and folk arts production company.

    The  new FAA Committee has since held a Planning Meeting on May 7th to look at FAA operations, finances, projects, resourcing and future plans. We will keep members up to date with project news and developments.

    Folk Alliance Australia – Small Grants Scheme - FAA intends to continue with our 3rd year of offering Small Grants for folk projects. Announcements of the project will be made at the end of July. It is our intention to offer 4 x $2000 grants to projects that make a difference and bring together projects that continue to benefit local/regional or city folk scene (rather than funding individual artists development). Applicants will need to be members of Folk Alliance Australia at the time of application. Four projects were funded in 2017-18. 

    Folk Alliance Membership - We thank all of our members for supporting Folk Alliance Australia. FAA does not receive funding and our only income is through our membership program. As a member you can: Access tailored insurance packages including Artist  Public Liability, Folk Clubs, Festivals and Equipment; Apply to our Small Grants Scheme; List your Festival on our website. As a member you are supporting our country to have a national organisation, our youth development program, our small grants scheme and FAA projects and activities.

    Support the organisation that supports the folk scene in Australia by becoming an FAA member at https://www.folkalliance.org.au/order-membership/