The Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board plays a strategic leadership role in the development and delivery of philanthropic actions and campaigns to help advance the Rockhampton Art Gallery’s quest to achieve its cultural vision for the Rockhampton region. The key role of the Philanthropy Board is to raise funds and encourage donations to assist the Gallery in acquiring works of art for the permanent collection, provide financial assistance for the Gallery's programs and facilitating financing major capital infrastructure projects.
Membership is created based on knowledge, skills, experience and affiliation to the Rockhampton Region and Australian arts industry. The Board brings together a range of skills including commercial acumen, entrepreneurial approach, innovation, marketing, philanthropy, strategy and stakeholder engagement (including other levels of government, cultural institutions and collectors).
The Philanthropy Board administers the estate of Moya Gold through the biennial Gold Award. Designed as an invitation award to consider the best in contemporary painting while simultaneously building a substantive collection, the most outstanding work or works by an artist are awarded a $50,000 cash prize and acquired for the collection.