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Feast Festival is for everyone and we want to hear from you!

As part of a major strategic refresh, Feast is undergoing a Board Renewal. Three member positions are now available for appointment at the board meeting on Tuesday 9th May 2023. If you are willing to put in the hours, to listen to and act for our ever-changing, courageous community, please submit your Expression of Interest below.

As Chair, I’m looking for inspirational folks from diverse backgrounds, people who speak with accuracy and empathy, who can represent their own unique experiences while collaborating around an inclusive, expanding table. We need great people who can contribute strongly to a future-focused Feast Festival. As a board, we are compassionate, enthusiastic and we are always there to support each other as well as lookout for the staff, volunteers, suppliers, partners and artists of Feast Festival. We encourage innovation, connectedness and are entirely committed to promoting excellence in every aspect of our work. If these ideas excite you, please make contact.

Having served on the board of Midsumma in Melbourne and now as Chair at Feast here in beautiful Adelaide, I can promise you that volunteering for a community organisation can be a fantastic and fulfilling life experience. And while at times it can feel daunting, I believe that contributing as part of an important team, where your influence matters to numerous people now and in the future, is a highly rewarding responsibility.



The board will meet in-person for two-hours every month and holds one eight-hour strategic day per year. Board Members must attend a minimum of six board meetings per year and at least six events in each Feast Festival, in order to truly meet and be available to the community.



As a Board Member you will be a listed ‘responsible person’ for the organisation, and as such will need to meet the ACNC guidelines: Governance for good: The ACNC’s guide for charity board members | ACNC

Please understand, all board members are expected to read several official reports and proposals each month, write, edit and/or approve strategic documents and attend many networking meetings in line with their skillset and industry across the year.



All applicants must meet the following criteria;

  1. be 18 years of age or older;
  2. not be ineligible to be a director under the Corporations Act 2013(Cth) or the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth); and
  3. have solid knowledge of and a clear commitment to Feast Festival; and
  4. have demonstrable leadership, governance and/or board experience in the not-for-profit sector in Australia.



Please submit an Expression of Interest, which should include:

  • A one-page CV demonstrating your experience and skills
  • A one paragraph answer to this question: how will your lived experience contribute to Feast Festival?
  • A one paragraph answer to this question: what is the most important task for Feast Festival to complete in the next 12 months?

Please submit these documents in MS Word or PDF format, in an email titled FEAST FESTIVAL BOARD MEMBER EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to adam.gardnir@feast.org.au before 5pm ACST on Saturday 6th May 2023.

Board of Management

Feast Festival Board of Management

Adam Gardnir – Chair

Sam Silvester – Secretary

Jo Robinson


Feast Festival Chief Executive Officer

Tish Naughton


Feast Festival Artistic Advisory Committee

Will Sergeant

Dr Nikki Sullivan

Fanny Jacobson

Jesse Budel

Nick Hays

Robert Reason

Troy-Anthony Baylis

Damien Ralphs


Feast Festival Community and Health Advisory Committee

Bill Gaston

Jenny Scott

Bruce Thomson

Matt Morris

Daniel Jeffries

Zac Cannell

Kate Toone

Ethan Blaine

Natasha Evele

Kansas Bird 

Valda Young

Neil Clegg

Anita Tran 

Gail Claremont-Goulet

Belinda McKeown

Ben Drogemuller