Call for new Board members


The Ownership Project (TOP) is seeking three-four enthusiastic board members to compliment its current board. TOP is looking for individuals with an interest in the visual arts as well as a commitment to social cohesion for newly arrived, refugee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

TOP board members will be expected to contribute in a hands-on manner, assisting in their area of expertise. The organisation seeks individuals with knowledge in the visual arts/arts management, tax and accounting/MYOB, marketing and fundraising/philanthropy, as well as board governance.


The Ownership Project is a non-profit studio and gallery promoting creative capacity and cultural expression of refugee, migrant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The studio is the heart of TOP, a place of belonging, welcome and respect, where artists and printmakers create prints. The gallery hosts exhibitions from our community engagement projects, residence program and remote arts initiatives. TOP’s connections to art and design organisations link resident artists with further career progression opportunities.

The Artists in Residence and Creative Capacity programs provide training in various printmedia under industry professional staff and an opportunity for participants to share their stories and aesthetics with the public. Artists are identified through various referral organisations working with newly arrived, refugee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


If you have the skills and time to assist as an active member of The Ownership Project’s Board, please contact Sean Smith at

In your expression of interest, please include a brief CV and statement on how you have skills in one of the identified areas of need: tax and accounting/MYOB, visual arts/arts management, marketing and fundraising/philanthropy, and board governance. Alternatively, if you feel you can contribute in another meaningful way, please outline this in your application.