- Provide an innovative, adaptive space for the community that encourages artistic endeavour.
- Build and support the culture and creativity of our community, artistic and audience, in all forms of creative and performing art.
- Develop upon the legacy of the space and the various groups that have inhabited it whilst remaining forward thinking, with values and philosophy that respect the past, present and future.
- Operate a safe, affordable but sustainable space with a culture of accessibility and innovative support.
- Provide opportunities for development and presentation of unique and diverse performances.
- Respect and engage with the community and adapt to any change in their needs.
- Maintain a financial sustainability that facilitates the above purposes.
- Endeavour to impact the wider community and culture of Hamilton both for the current and future generations.
The One Victoria Trust, hereinafter referred to as The Trust, comprises a board made up of a minimum 7, maximum 13 Trustees, including representatives from each of the following community groups:
- Local Community
- Creative Representation
- Sponsorship and Funding
- Business Leaders
A Quorum of 5 is required for Board meetings.
Simple majority required to pass resolutions.
The Trust will:
- Abide by the terms and conditions given in the Deed of Charitable Trust of The One Victoria Trust Board Incorporated.
- Employ staff to fill particular roles.
- Form sub-committees in areas agreed upon by The Trust.
- Pay on-going operational costs include electricity, heating, insurance, telephones and internet, administration costs, cleaning, bar licences, etc.
- The Theatre building will be artistically programmed.
- While the building is ‘open’ to all, the right to say ‘No’ is reserved.
- The building will not be a home for any resident group; the artist(s) vacate once a project is completed.
- Any person or group may ‘apply’ to use the building.
- The programming of the building to be so structured that ‘new’ users or ‘alternative’ projects are given opportunity alongside ‘established artists’, and this to be actively promoted.
- The right to decline a person or group or project is reserved.
- The building may be used for more than one purpose or more than one performance on any one day.
- Use of the building implies and assumes trust, informed by a responsible and professional work ethic. That trust may be abused and thereby lost, and the right to use the building removed.
- Each project – an identified person in the project – is issued with an entrance code which enables people to work whenever they wish, within the agreed time frame of the project and respecting any negotiated use of the space(s) by others.
- Each user will pay a small amount for the right to use the space, observing the principle that many pay little (and thereby have access) rather than a few paying a lot (excluding the many who cannot afford a higher fee).
- User contracts will be used for each artist or group project.
- While acknowledging the need for creative and innovative activity, the observation of safety protocols, following established guidelines for theatre spaces, will be required by all users.
- Liability insurance cover may be required to protect the interests of both The Trust and the user(s).
- A mechanism to enable users to register comments, complaints, or suggestions about the building and its facilities will be established.