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THE CAD FACTORY

Business Plan Summary 2016 - 18


OUR VISION

We are an artist led organisation creating an international program of new, immersive and experimental work guided by authentic exchange, ethical principles, people and place.

Vic McEwan’s performance of music played entirely from the Paddle Steamer ‘Enterprise’ at the National Museum of Australia, 2015. Photograph: Sarah McEwan


OUR BEHAVIOURS

We ask those that work with us to always have the best interests of The Cad Factory, its outcomes and beneficiaries at the forefront of everything they do. Specifically to be:

Committed

to the organisation and its vision, and to making themselves and those who they deal with, better people

Curious

be keen to explore ideas and new ways of doing things, be prepared for open discussion, to learn and to work collaboratively with many different kinds of people

Accountable

always take responsibility for actions and outcomes, admit to mistakes, be efficient and effective, and seek to get things done in a practical and safe way

Creative

be adaptive, flexible, prepared to change direction and seek outcomes that are in keeping with the organisation’s artistic goals

Authentic

always be honest, do things in such a way as they support and align with the organisation’s ethos, speak up, respect others and have fun

Cover Image: Haunting by Vic McEwan and George Main and Vanishing Point: Swan Hoppers Legacy by Julie Montgarrett, Vic McEwan and Clytie Smith on the Murrumbidgee River in Narrandera, as part of On Common Ground, 2015. Photograph: James Farley

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FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The Cad Factory has been operating for over ten years now. In 2014 we became an incorporated Not for Profit Organisation, established a board and created our first Business Plan (2014 -15). This new Business Plan (2016 - 18) sees us continuing with our core objectives but with a deeper understanding of who we are as an organisation, with objectives that focus on the arts as a whole ecology. Our artistic programming aims to nurture this arts ecology by supporting people, practice and place. We are continuing to experience growth as an organisation and growth as artists and look forward to the next two years as they unfold. Vic McEwan, Artistic Director

Buckingbong to Birrego: walking into country, a three day walk, 2014 Photograph: Jacob Raupach


weather by Tamsin Salehian featured in On Common Ground, 2015 Photograph: James Farley


1. DELIVER EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY ARTS PRACTICE

We are committed to providing and broadening Australian contemporary visual, performance and installation arts practice that represents global excellence

Initiatives

1.1 Deliver a three-year program of outstanding cross disciplinary contemporary arts projects (see our Program calendar for more detail) 1.2 Develop innovation in arts programming and practice 1.3 Further develop and create new relationships with nationally and internationally renowned arts practitioners 1.4 Build institutional partnerships that support contemporary art excellence 1.5 Develop creatively, The Cad Factory artists 1.6 Position The Cad Factory as a nationally and internationally recognised arts organisation 1.7 Publish a book reflecting on The Cad Factory relevance in contemporary art and society 1.8 Create an education document to advocate for the importance of arts and education to promote to different sectors 1.9 Create a document to explore applied ethics in community based arts projects

gunya by Jonathan Jones and Lorraine Connelly Northy featured in Buckingbong to Birrego: walking into country, 2014 Photograph: Jacob Raupach

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2. BUILD MEANINGFUL AND VOCAL PARTNERSHIPS; NURTURE AND DEVELOP ARTS CAPACITY FOR COMMUNITIES, PEOPLE AND PLACES We will actively connect with the arts and other sectors, service providers, community groups and national and local businesses to build relationships, tell stories and celebrate remote landscapes and the people that live within them

Initiatives

2.1 Deliver six arts projects in conjunction with national institutions 2.2 Deliver two arts project in conjunction with an international institution 2.3 Sustain and grow partnerships with regional organisations 2.4 Increase school program workshops by 15% and community workshops by 15% by 2018 2.5 Develop an increased online presence including Facebook (2,000 friends), twitter (350 followers), YouTube (2000 views) e-news subscribers (1000) and instagram (250 followers) 2.5 Place key documents online via issuu 2.6 Develop and implement a year on year media plan 2.7 Undertake 16 public speaking engagements, including two keynotes

Students and teacher Ms Ryding from Narrandera High School that collaborated with The Cad Factory on the creation of the Our Narrandera iPad app, 2014 Photograph: Sarah McEwan

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3. PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS, AUDIENCES AND COMMUNITIES

We will help grow and sustain local artists and audiences by providing connections and voices for regional communities to celebrate their natural and built landscapes

Initiatives

3.1 Reach a target audience of 20000 over the next three years 3.2 Support the creation of art installation and performances in non-typical spaces and environments 3.3 Provide mentoring, project and collaboration opportunities for regional artists and craft practitioners 3.4 Provide inclusive opportunities such as captioned documentation and Auslan interpretation, wherever possible 3.5 Deliver one project with the disability community in Narrandera 3.6 In addition to large budget projects, create small budget creative opportunities locally that support community gatherings and connection to The Cad Factory

Holidays On Ice performing under the Kurrajong tree at The Cad Factory property, 2015 Photograph: Vic McEwan

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4. SUPPORT THE ARTS ROLE IN IDENTIFYING AND RESPONDING TO REGIONAL VULNERABILITIES AND RESILIENCE

Using art-based activity and projects, we will help create resilient communities and individuals in response to significant change impacting Australia including climate change, economic instability, marginalisation, feminism and mental health

Initiatives

4.1 Identify and connect with other organisations exploring similar topics 4.2 Work with Arts House (Melbourne) to deliver an outcome on the shared interest of climate change 4.3 Deliver two projects with the health sector or organisations that promote social wellbeing 4.4 Raise the capacity of regional female artists through delivering 1 major project annually 4.5 Embed local indigenous content and perspectives into projects, wherever suitable 4.6 Engage with relevant local, state and federal government departments and MPs to raise the profile of arts response to regional resilience

RE//CONSTRUCTING at the HR Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, 2016. Photograph: Sarah McEwan

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5. CREATE A VIABLE, SAFE, DYNAMIC AND CONNECTED ORGANISATION

We aim to become a mature and more sustainable organisation by increasing funding, building organisational capacity and connecting interested supporters to us in more formal ways

Initiatives

5.1 Increase core funding by 50% 5.2 Secure 4 project cash partnerships over 2 years and 1 program sponsor 5.3 Obtain DGR status and develop supporting operational guidelines and policies 5.4 Develop a philanthropic funding proposal and secure 1 to 2 funders 5.5 Secure two additional Board members 5.6 Review existing, and develop new position descriptions for foreseeable future employees 5.7 Develop and implement a workplace health and safety policy, conflict of interest policy, board member code of conduct and expense claim policy 5.8 Create a Board Member Induction Kit 5.9 Create an operating manual documenting key organisational processes 5.10 Create a 1 to 2 page style guide for all key documents 5.11 Continue to have fun An aerial view of Vanishing Point: Swan Hoppers Legacy on the Murrumbidgee River for On Common Ground, 2015 Photograph: James Farley

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WAYS TO SUPPORT US 1. Follow The Cad Factory, subscribe to our newsletter, attend events - in person or online 2. Become an institution, creative, community, venue or media partner 3. Become a funding partner 4. Make a donation For more information: www.cadfactory.com.au vic@cadfactory.com.au

The Cad Factory is located at 1906 Strontian Road, Sandigo (Narrandera) NSW 2700, Australia Julie Briggs, Vic McEwan, Mary Darwell, George Souris at the Regional Arts NSW annual dinner, 2014. Photograph: Estelle Pigot Back Cover: Tangible Spirit by Emma Burden-Piltz featured in On Common Ground, 2015. Photograph: James Farley

The Cad Factory is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW

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The Cad Factory Business Plan Summary 2016-2018  

The direction of the Cad Factory over 2016-2018 is guided by this document.

The Cad Factory Business Plan Summary 2016-2018  

The direction of the Cad Factory over 2016-2018 is guided by this document.

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