2022 Annual Report:
Please view our latest annual report below. Past annual reports can be seen at the bottom of this page.
A vibrant connected and creative Tuggeranong Community
To be an inclusive and welcoming organisation which promotes and fosters diverse creative opportunities, connecting and engaging our community and visitors with the arts.
To be ethical, inclusive, respectful and collaborative.
Our priorities over the next 5 years:
- Develop inclusive, engaging and quality programs for the whole community
- Foster and strengthen TCAA’s community relationships, networks and partnerships
- Invigorate ACT artists and arts workers through promotion, creative collaboration and skills development
- Provide sound and effective corporate governance to ensure a sustainable and fiscally responsible organisation.
Joanne Ramadge, Chair
Joanne has a background as a registered nurse, and in health care management, regulation, policy and education in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She has held senior leadership roles in the Department of Health and in Cancer Australia, a health portfolio agency, and as a CEO of two not for profit health care related organisations. She holds a number of degrees including a graduate degree in NFP management and a PhD in health and is a Graduate of the Australian Company Directors Course (2007) and she completed an update course (2014). Joanne has had board experience locally and internationally (2010-2013). Currently, Joanne’s work is in the aged care sector.
Don Cumming, Deputy Chair
Don was a journalist and communications manager in print, radio, television and the public sector for many years. He is a former ABC Canberra News Editor and Political Correspondent for Radio Australia. He spent 25 years in various Federal Government communications roles including as a Ministerial Press Secretary before he (semi) retired to the quiet life of freelance journalism in 2009. Don served for over 20 years as the ACT Branch President of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Ray Watt, Treasurer
Ray has a background of accountancy and finance having worked both in public practice and in various Commonwealth Government departments. He is currently the Treasurer of the Riverina Travelling Bowlers. During his working life he was a member of various professional bodies associated with accounting and secretarial practice and in retirement has retained his membership as a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants.
Annika Romeyn, Secretary
Annika Romeyn is a practising artist who creates immersive works on paper that combine printmaking, drawing and watercolour to convey her experiences of being in the landscape. Her work is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. Annika also works as an Artist Educator at the National Gallery of Australia and has previously served on the Boards of Australian National Capital Artists and M16 Artspace.
Bindie Stewart-Fitzpatrick, Board Member
Bindie Stewart-Fitzpatrick is a proud Ngarigo Ngarigo (Snowy River and Snowy Mountains) and Yuin (South Coast NSW) Aboriginal man currently studying a Bachelor of Economics, Politics and International Relations at The University of Canberra. Bindie brings an insight of governance and public sector practice, from experience as a former advisor to the ACT Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, to various roles at Parliament House and ten years in the public service. Bindie is on the board of the Nindi-Ngujarn Ngarigo Monero Aboriginal Corporation (Ngariro) and represents the Corporation to the Victorian Government regarding water policy. Bindie Is passionate about the arts, Aboriginal culture, AFL, history and anything southside Canberra.
Georgia Briggs, Board Member
Georgia Briggs is the Principal Solicitor of Briggs Law, which operates in offices in both Canberra and Wagga Wagga. She completed her Masters of Law in 2021 and became an accredited Independent Children’s Lawyer in 2022. She has a keen interest in community engagement, and has worked in volunteer capacities, such as with Camp Quality who she has volunteered with for over 6 years, and with her own initiative Paperback Planes, which aims to give the gift of second-hand books as a surprise!
Averil Templar, Board Member
Averil has 17 years of experience leading major change programs and communications campaigns at both the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Her professional experience is underpinned by a First Class Honours degree in Commerce at the ANU and a Bachelor of Law including admission as a legal practitioner in the ACT Supreme Court. As an active participant in the performing arts for over 30 years in both the ACT (Canberra Raiders, Fresh Funk) and Adelaide (Australian Company of Performing Arts) she is passionate about the longevity and growth of the arts industry.
The Board of the Tuggeranong Community Arts Association governs in accordance with the constitution and the governance policies of the association. The Board supports the work of the CEO, who manages all aspects of the organisation’s operations. All enquiries regarding the Arts Centre and its programs should be directed to the CEO, who will seek Board input when necessary. Tuggeranong Community Arts Association holds the Annual General Meeting in May where the association members elect a new Board for the coming year. The meeting date is advised one month in advance.
Individual Membership $17.50. Community and Arts Organisations $55.00
- A copy of the Annual Report
- Invitations to TCA events such as gallery openings, screenings, festivals, etc.
- Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
- The opportunity to be nominated to serve on the TCAA Board where specific skills apply.