Cultural Facilities Corporation
The Cultural Facilities Corporation is an ACT Government statutory authority established under the Cultural Facilities Corporation ACT (1997), to manage the following significant cultural venues in Canberra:
- Canberra Theatre Centre
- The Nolan Gallery
- Civic Square Cultural Precinct
To be a cultural leader in the ACT community and region.
We will enrich the cultural life of people in the ACT and region, by managing our facilities and delivering programs in a creative, professional and business-like manner.
Congratulations to the winners of the Don Aitkin Award
The Don Aitkin Award is named in honour of former long-term Chairman of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Professor Don Aitkin AO.
The award was established in 2012 and has since been made annually to individual members of staff, or volunteers, who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation.
Congratulations to all our winners, whose names and award citations are set out below.
2016 Don Aitkin Award
For her outstanding work in professional collection management practice at ACT Historic Places, including the introduction of important new conservation techniques resulting from insights gained on her Churchill Fellowship program, and for supporting and guiding colleagues in their work to safeguard the collections.
For her outstanding professionalism and positive contribution to CMAG’s social history exhibition program, and for raising the profile of CMAG within the wider museum sector, both in Australia and overseas.
For his outstanding work in providing building services to the Canberra Theatre Centre, ensuring its ongoing viability as a ‘fit for purpose’ venue, including successfully integrating compliance with theatre practice, implementing major capital works projects, and continued commitment to excellent stakeholder engagement.
Dorothy and Ben Bairstow Wendy Batchelor Jody Turner Danyka Van Buuren Trudy Collins Elysia Fisher Dale Middleby Peter Welch 2013 Don Aitkin Award Kate Gardiner Gill Hugonnet D’Arcy Wentworth 2012 Don Aitkin Award Sophie Chessell Sally Stratton
2015 Don Aitkin Award
For their outstanding work as National Trust of Australia volunteer guides at Lanyon, and for their long term contribution and the inspiration and enthusiasm they nurture in fellow guides, staff and visitors.
For her outstanding work in providing a high level of support in all facets of operation at the Canberra Theatre Centre, as well as her dedication to the wider community, particularly through the Music at Midday and the Social Capital programs.
For her outstanding contribution as Finance Officer, providing the highest level of customer service, professionalism and collaboration to Finance team members, the wider organisation, and external clients.
For her outstanding dedication, professionalism and commitment as CMAG Front of House Manager, providing innovative and supportive leadership and ensuring her team is skilled, confident and highly regarded..
2014 Don Aitkin Award
For her outstanding work in supporting staff throughout the Cultural Facilities Corporation by providing high level advice on HR, IR and related matters.
For her outstanding work in providing support to, and ensuring cohesion amongst, the whole team at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
For her outstanding contribution to ACT Museums and Galleries for over 30 years, and for the support and mentoring she provides to members of the curatorial team.
For his outstanding dedication and professionalism in the delivery of guiding and education programs at the ACT Historic Places.
For her outstanding work in developing, delivering and supporting ACT Museums and Galleries education and community programs.
For her outstanding work in developing and delivering theatre programming, while also supporting theatre community outreach, access and education programs.
For her outstanding work in providing executive support, assisting the organisation in many different roles, and creating a positive and harmonious work environment.
For his outstanding contribution to Lanyon as a volunteer, especially through his work on conserving and cleaning collection items.
For her inspirational leadership of a high-performing team, in the delivery of ACT Museums and Galleries’ community and education programs
For her outstanding commitment over 20 years to improving the quality of the Lanyon experience, both as a volunteer and a member of staff
For his selfless dedication to the Canberra Theatre Centre and, in particular, his efforts to develop an education program
Dorothy and Ben Bairstow
Danyka Van Buuren
2013 Don Aitkin Award
2012 Don Aitkin Award