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Empowering youth of the Gold Coast community in their cultural development


About Us

Hi there!

Are you passionate about supporting the next generation of young artists and performers? If so, I have exciting news for you.

The Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation is dedicated to promoting and fostering the development of Youth Arts, Music, Dance and Drama on the Gold Coast. For over 20 years, we have been providing young people with opportunities to showcase their talents, build their confidence and develop their skills in the performing arts.

But we need your help to continue our mission. Our foundation relies on the generosity of individuals like you to fund the costs of our programs and events, including the annual Gold Coast Eisteddfod.

Your support will make a real difference in the lives of young artists, allowing them to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in their communities. Whether you make a one-time donation or become a regular supporter, every contribution helps.

So, won't you join us in supporting the future of Youth Arts on the Gold Coast? Together, we can inspire the next generation of performers and help them achieve their full potential.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation. We truly appreciate your support.


Our Directors


Support Us

The GCEF seeks to attract tax-deductible donations and to raise funds through community fundraising activities to advance culture in the community of the Gold Coast.

To support GCEF and our activities please contact us at [email protected]

Kerry Watson AM




Kerry is the current Chairperson of Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation and is a Member of the Bond University Community Council.

Kerry was the previous chair and founding director of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod (previously known as Tropicarnival). Kerry was awarded Gold Coast Citizen of the Year 2010 and the Gold Coast Keys to the City 2011. He has held appointments as Chairman, Australia Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Gold Coast Arts Centre (now HOTA) and Events Management Qld; Deputy Chair, Tourism Events Qld, and a Director of Gold Coast Tourism (Honorary Life Member). He was instrumental in establishing the Quality Inn accommodation group in the Gold Coast, Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Zealand and initiated the international tourism markets out of Japan and S/E Asia to Australia. Kerry has held positions with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, stockbroking, and merchant banking in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, and Sydney and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Geoff Smith


Geoff has practiced as a lawyer in the City of Gold Coast for over 40 years, a partner, and an in-house corporate lawyer for one of Australia’s largest privately-owned Companies.

He is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the current Chairman of Sports Gold Coast, a non-for-profit company established to harness the support of the local business community in the development, support and promotion of Gold Coast Sport. 

Geoff has a long history supporting Gold Coast community projects and currently sits on the board of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame, Connecting Southern Coast and the Gold Coast Innovation Hub. 

Richard Munro

Richard MUNRO

Richard Munro is currently a Director of Alternate Strategies and focuses on assisting business owners identify their strategic succession. 

Richard has been involved in the accounting Industry on the Gold Coast for 30 years and have held numerous volunteer Directorship roles in both professional, sport and Not for Profit organisations including: 

CPA Australia Gold Coast - Gold Coast TAFE - and the Gold Coast Arts Centre now known as HOTA. 

He enjoys contributing his experience to assist with the Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation to bring cultural youth development to community members and their families. 

Nick Scott


Nick Scott has spent thirty eight (38) years working in senior roles within the media; much of this time being based on the Gold Coast. He has held the positions of Director, Group General Manager, General Manager and National Sales and Marketing Director. Nick has retired from his full time position with Southern Cross Austereo; operators on the Gold Coast of television brands Southern Cross Ten, 11 and One as well as broadcasting stations 90.9 Sea FM and 92.5 Gold FM. His commitment to the industry has been evidenced by main Board positions with Commercial Radio Australia and membership of national industry bodies overseeing Regional Australia, Research and Sales/Marketing/Codes/Branding.

Nick owns and operates his own Business/Media Consultancy ‘TGM’; consulting to local, national and international organisations.

He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Tasmania.

Presently, Nick sits on various local Boards including Bond (University) Business School Advisory, Destination Gold Coast, Gold Coast Eisteddfod (Chair)/Foundation, Gold Coast Academy of Sport, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, E/Sports Gold Coast, Gold Coast Community Fund and Regional Development Australia - Gold Coast Chapter (Chair). Nick is an Ambassador for Volunteering Gold Coast. He is a Director and part owner of Great Southern Land Media.

Nick is a resident of Robina and is married to Irene. They have two (2) adult children Thomas and Sarah.

Jacqueline Bojanowski


Jacqueline is the Global PR Manager at the world’s largest direct to consumer bridal brand, Grace Loves Lace.

With more than eight years experience in PR and marketing, Jacqueline has driven widely recognised campaigns and projects for a diverse portfolio of the city’s most recognised brands across major events, tourism, hospitality, retail and more.

Jacqueline also sits on the Executive for YP Gold Coast – a not-for-profit and advocacy based organisation that delivers a robust calendar of high-quality events that help to pave the way for the city’s success and growing professional landscape.

Known in the industry for delivering outside the box campaigns that pack a punch, Jacqueline’s skills span across event management, activations, brand positioning and strategy.

Tim Baumann


Tim Baumann is a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison - Gold Coast where he practises predominately in wills and estates law. He advises other professionals in the medical, legal and corporate/ business fields as well as charities, related corporations and trustee companies. He is a member of the Gold Coast District Law Association and Queensland Law Society.

Tim’s community involvement has included volunteering with the Homeless Persons Legal Clinic and the Self-Representation Service with the District and Supreme Courts. He also served as treasurer on the Management Committee of LawRight (formerly QPILCH) - an independent, not-for-profit organisation coordinating pro bono legal services throughout Queensland.

Born on the Gold Coast, Tim has always had a strong interest in The Performing Arts. As a student nearly two decades ago, he himself participated in a number of Eisteddfods as a natural extension of his involvement in String Orchestras, Choral groups, Plays and Musicals.