Item 7.5 - Attachment 4

Parramasala Status Update




Status Update


1.      2011 Festival Program Development

The program planning for 2011 is underway.  A draft program will be presented to the Board at its March meeting.

2.      2011 Budget Planning

A full budget for the 2011 year will be presented to the Board at its March meeting.  It will take into account the draft festival program and all associated business and operational costs.

3.      Festival Operational Staffing

From January to June 2011, only the Festival Director and Business Manager are employed.  From June, part time and casual staff will be contracted for fixed periods leading up to the Festival.  Marketing and Communications contractors will be engaged in February on fixed term contracts.

4.      Sponsorship Planning

A specialist sponsorship organisation has been engaged to develop a series of new sponsorship materials to enable approach to potential sponsors.