TACA Board met on Friday 22 February 2019 at Director Lou McCallum’s home in Bermagui, NSW.

This Board meeting was held the day before our Strategic Planning Day facilitated by Helen O’Neill. Our strategic plan will be ready shortly.

TACA office has been busy with organisational preparation for MANIFEST including the 32-page catalogue in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2019. The JAC will be another 160-page issue and will be given free to all delegates at the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Tasmania, 1–4 May.

The Board has been recently been focussing on governance, policies and procedures. To avoid any conflicts of interest, a decision was made that TACA Directors are not eligible to apply for TACA exhibitions. Clarification was sought on our legal requirements to our TACA members as a not-for-profit company through ArtsLaw and NAVA. Justice Connect was recommended as an organisation that offers legal help for community organisations, including webinars on managing conflicts and disputes.

Planning is underway for the 2019 JAC launches – the April issue will be launched in Hobart at the opening of TACA’s Manifest exhibition on Wednesday 1 May; our July issue will be launched at the Brisbane Institute of Art (with Ceramic Arts QLD hosting) and plans are progressing on the No