DLUX Media Arts Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Board of Directors that will guide the nonprofit with renewed vigour at a time of unprecedented challenges in the arts in Australia.
Newly elected Chair, Ms Louise Steer, said the new board represents “a unique but complementary” combination of skills and experience.
“Each member is an outstanding leader and contributor in their own field, whether that be the arts, business or the notforprofit sector.
"Most importantly, we each share a deep commitment to the success of DLUX and the artists it supports, as well as an understanding of the challenges we all face.”
The new board of DLUX Media Arts Inc. is:
● Louise Steer , (Chair) Lawyer, author and NFP philanthropy consultant
● Yujita Chaudhri , (Treasurer) Chartered Accountant
● Bec Dean , (Secretary) Curator and writer
● Michael Dixon , Policy and strategy advisor
● Michael Hutak , Journalist and artist
● Rebecca MacFarling , Marketer and fundraiser
● Kathryn Marshall , Business leader and General Manager
● Kate Richards Academic and multimedia producer
Ms Steer said that in a constrained public funding environment for the arts, the Board’s most urgent task was to seek out alternative sources of support.
"We will be drawing on the wealth of experience in fundraising for nonprofits that now exists on the Board. Our first focus is on securing the mediumterm financial future of DLUX to enable the current program to continue to create experiences that generate a deeper appreciation of the linkages between art and technology."
Since 1982, DLUX has brought to Australian audiences the outstanding endeavours of artists working in film, video and digital media, work that DLUX continues to promote through its stewardship of the "Scanlines Archive of Australian Media Arts".
In the new millennium, DLUX has also developed an education program that has opened up new audiences for media artists, and a social program that has extended access to art and technology to young people from remote and indigenous communities. "As a new incoming board, we are indeed fortunate to have this significant and continuous record of achievement upon which to build,” said Ms Steer.