The Governance of ArtSound
ArtSound FM is an independent, creative, professional media organisation supporting development of local arts and music
ArtSound is incorporated under the Incorporated Associations Act 1991 and is also registered with the ACNC: the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. We are licenced to broadcast by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and are a member of the Australian Fine Music Network and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
The station is managed by a Board of Management, elected by the membership. The members of the Board – 6-10 people – bring a variety of skills expertise and experience to the organisation.
The current membership of the Board (see biographies, below) is:
Wal Jurkewiecz, president
John Worcester, vice president
Julie Finch-Scally, board secretary
In this section of the ArtSound website, you will find a variety of documents relating to the management of the organization.
For more information on board membership, please contact the ArtSound Office at email@example.com or by phoning 02 6295 7444.
- Annual reports
- Financial Statements
- Constitution; business and strategic plans
- Policy documents
- ArtSound Programming Aims
- ArtSound Programming Policy
- Genre Representatives Policy
- Performance Evaluation Policy
- Adding New Presenters to Program Teams Policy
- Program (Re)Commissioning Process
- Program Policy Briefs
- Program Policy Brief 2019 A Jazz Experience
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Across the Tracks
- Program Policy Brief 2019 After Hours
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Aladdin’s Cave
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Arts Cafe
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Arts Diary
- Program Policy Brief 2019 At the National
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Bach Hour
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Blue Notes
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Classical Mood
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Concert Hall
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Down in the Basement
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Discovery
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Disk Drive
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Early Music Experience
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Friday Night Live
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Gimme Gimme Gimme
- Program Policy Brief 2019 In The Foyer
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Meridian
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Movie Club
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Music Box
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Music Collector
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Music Works
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Patchwork
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Soundspace
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Sounds Early
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Sounds Classical
- Program Policy Brief 2019 Swingtime
- Program Policy Brief 2019 World Vibe
- Transitioning from Trainee to Presenter
- Proposal for a New Program
- Policy on Returning to the Air after Time Away
- Volunteers & Members
Board Members 2019-20
Wal Jurkiewicz, president
A board member since March 2018, Wal has had a long and varied career since graduating from the ANU in 1969 and then from Sydney University in 1970, with a Diploma in Education. He later completed a First Class Honours degree in Arts at the University of Wollongong (1973) and a Bachelor of Legal Studies at Macquarie University in 1994.
He became a commercial lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor for four years before being recruited to Clayton Utz, a national law firm, where he became a partner.
His long love of music – and collecting it – has taken in jazz, folk, blues, and classical music. He plays a variety of instrument, including mandolin in the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra and the Dante Music Viva Italian Choir. He also plays piano with a local jazz band, as well as the guitar.
John Worcester, vice president
John joined the Board as vice-president upon moving to Canberra in mid-2018. On the Board he plays key roles in governance and constitutional matters, and serves as liaison to the Program Committee.
After joining 3MBS in Melbourne in 1975, John served as President, Secretary, and Director several times, most recently from 2011 to 2014 when he worked to repair many problems – financial, near-closure, massive disputes, policy re-establishment, and others. He oversaw two license-renewal applications, development of a Policies and Procedures Handbook and a Quality & Standards Working Group, and much else.
John has also been active with CBAV (Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria) since 1982, Channel-31 (community television, 1996-2017, including as a board member), ethnic community station 3ZZZ (1997-2018), and 3WBC (community radio in Broken Hill, 1998-), taking leadership roles at all of those.
He has had ArtSound connections since its CSPR days in Curtin, and has been a member since 2010, maintaining contact over the years on visits to family in Canberra.
Julie Finch-Scally, board secretary
Julie Finch-Scally has a lengthy background in the media. She has worked in both radio and television, in Australia and the UK, was part of the team in the 1970s that established the Sydney Community Radio Station 2RDJ-FM. She started her own cleaning organisation, The Duster Dollies, which became an Australian-wide franchised company and ran for 25 years. Julie is also known for her magazine articles and books on cleaning and information on the preparation of property for sale and leasing.
Patricia Georgee, member
“I am a long term Canberra resident; moving here in 1987. Of course, I came for work, from South Australia, but originally I was born in Townsville. I worked in the Commonwealth mainly as a lawyer and retired a few years ago. However I have a long and deep interest in music, I have sung in choirs, performed in musical theatre and am now learning the flute. What I hope to be able to bring to the Board is my long experience in administration and a bit of legal knowledge. This is my second time with ArtSound as I did some presentations in the early 2000’s with a focus on spoken word and classical music.”
Ursula Reid, member
Ursula has worked in a variety of positions, including as PA to economist Gary Gutman of Gutman & Co for 14 years. She was a licensed stockbroker and worked for 10 years for Dicksons Ltd. Then she was office manager for Kitchen Witchery for 8 years.
In February 2016, Ursula began volunteering at ArtSound. She became the membership officer, managed the Salesforce membership database, and assisted in the office with Community Partners and Sponsors.
She completed ArtSound’s Presenters Course (Introduction to Broadcasting) and is an experienced ArtSound presenter.
Amalijah Thompson, member
Amalijah has worked with community organisations over several decades and managed large and small projects, archive facilities, and staff and volunteers, including as a board member.
She earned a diploma in visual arts with the Queensland Flying Art School and is a qualified archivist, semi-retired, specializing in audio-visual archives. She has also been a law clerk and run a successful small business.
Before she became president in mid-2018, she had a long association with ArtSound’s Audio Services before becoming ArtSound Renewal Coordinator. In that role, she consulted and worked with Board members, staff, managers, and volunteers on many issues.
As Board president 2018-2020 she oversaw a period of much change and consolidation.
Amalijah has been nominated for the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.