APACA Members Code of Conduct

APACA Members Code of Conduct

Mission Statement

The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) as a national advocacy network will:
a)    Provide leadership for the development of performing arts organisations to be outstanding professional presenters and facilitators.
b)    Advocate for the proper resourcing of performing arts and in particular for presenters, facilitators and venues for all Australian communities.

This Code of Conduct rests upon the assumption of a number of core values which require that members behave with:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty to the interests of the membership
  • Fairness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Compassion

Aspirational Values

The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association exists to

  • Promote and further the interests of its members who provide cultural leadership to their communities
  • Promote and further the development of performing arts in Australia
  • Provide its membership with efficient, effective and proactive service in policy, protocols and research
  • Be recognised as the peak national body representing performing arts centres throughout Australia

APACA is committed to encouraging the highest standards of ethical practice and professional conduct of its members.  The Association is committed to complying with applicable laws and standards, and industry codes of conduct.

By virtue of your membership of APACA, it is expected that you shall:

  • Reinforce the integrity and reputation of the Association
  • Promote a culture of fair and ethical behaviour
  • Conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner
  • Abide by the Association’s protocols and codes
  • Support and be committed to the Association
  • Abide by the Executive Committee’s published resolutions
  • Pay Association dues on time
  • Participate in research surveys and projects undertaken by the Association
  • Provide feedback and input as required
  • Participate in the annual conference
  • Respect colleagues and treat them fairly
  • Treat producers, artists and touring parties with integrity and respect
  • Be aware of potential conflicts of interests and make declaration of any such conflict, or perceived conflict
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter