Report from Deb Wilks, Executive Chair of Matildas Committee
Following on from Elise’s update the Matildas Awards are certainly in full swing. The Judges are extremely busy seeing many shows and its great to see so many nominations coming in.
A couple of points from the Executive Committee:
We are just finalising the NEW Emerging Female Leaders Award and will have the criteria up on the web site soon.
We will be asking YOU to nominate women you think deserve the award or you are welcome to self-nominate. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details. Again we are very grateful to the support and initiative of six great women working in our Artistic community –Jo Thomas, Katherine Hoepper, Sandra Willis, Fiona Maxwell, Paige Rattray & Kate Fell.
At the last Executive Committee meeting we voted to introduce ticket fees for the Matilda Awards Ceremony in 2018. The price will be $10 per ticket. After much discussion we agreed that the funds raised would be used for mentoring of artists and provide opportunity for professional development of artists – mid career and established artists especially.
Don’t forget to register your shows (give the judges time to arrange to get there).
We are sending around a survey about the Matilda Awards Ceremony which was held in February this year. It would be great if you could take the time to complete it. Your responses gives us much to consider and changes to make.
That’s it for now...
on behalf of the Executive Committee.