The network of Alliance française in Australia
The network of Alliance française in Australia was created to promote the French language and culture and to encourage cultural, intellectual and artistic exchange between Australia and the French-speaking world. In accordance with the policies of the Fondation Alliance Française (Paris), each of the 30 Alliances in Australia is managed locally as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, within the laws and regulations of the country and without political or religious discrimination.
Alliance Française is a registered name of the Fondation. Any entity granted use of this name must abide by the requirements of the Fondation Alliance Française, its policies and quality charter, en français ‘Demarche qualité’.
This Démarche qualité presents itself as a framework for policy and procedures to guarantee a quality environment for the various missions undertaken by the network of Alliance française in Australia. In adopting this framework, each Alliance becomes responsible for initiating a process of innovation and continual improvement of its activities.
The Director-General of Alliance Française in Australia (DGAF)
In accordance with Article 5, the remit of the Director-General consists in four parts:
- a representation role: as representative of the Fondation to local Alliances, the Federation as the case may be, the French Embassy, partners and local authorities
- a coordination role: with respect to the network's activities and image, communication, training, cultural activities, national meetings, monitoring of subsidies, analysis of the needs for personnel, promotion of support programs for cultural entities as proposed by the Minister, the Institut français and the Fondation. The Director-General, in collaboration with other personnel and with cultural staff from the French Embassy, provides a regime of administrative, teaching and cultural support to the network of Alliance française in Australia.
- an inspectorate role: to promote and guarantee common ethics within the network, as well as compliance with Fondation policy, local laws and regulations, and to ensure the accuracy and adequacy of reporting on the use of subsidies allocated to individual Alliances.
- a development role: to lead the analysis of development opportunities (in conjunction with the Embassy), monitor compliance of individual Alliances with their constitutions (management boards, local laws and regulations, etc), oversee the implementation of the Démarche qualité, research partnerships and fundraising opportunities. As may be required by the Fondation, the Director-General will also be responsible for editing strategic plans and other documents relevant to the assigned responsibilities.
Director-General of the Fondation Alliance Française in Australia