Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee Community Members
Nominations for new Community members beginning in July and October closed Thursday 12 May 2022.
Up to 7 community members sit on the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee (ACDAC). Committee members commit to a two-year term and attend 4 meetings annually. Membership is voluntary.
Members of the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee are:
- Alyson Evans - community member
- Abelito Langbid – community member
- CJ Fraser Bell - (Chair) community member
- Derrick Cheong - community member
- Kelly Blumberg - community member
- Rachael Shanahan - community member
- Teghan Hughes – community member
- Arts NT (permanent organisational member)
- Darwin Entertainment Centre (permanent organisational member)
- Larrakia Nation (permanent organisational member)
- Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory (MCNT) (permanent organisational member)
Enquiries about the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee may be directed to the Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator.
- What is the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee?
The Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee reports to Council on all matters relating to Arts and Culture. Its purpose is to inform and advise Council, with an integrated and strategic focus, guided by the City of Darwin Arts and Cultural Development Policy and the Public Art Guidelines.
- Who can apply to be a member?
Anyone from the community who has education, training and experience in arts and cultural can nominate to be a member.
The Committee comprises of individuals with relevant knowledge and experience of the arts and cultural sector, Elected Members of Council, Council staff and representatives from permanent member organisations.
- Are there selection criteria that I need to meet to become a member?
When selecting members for the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee, we look for the following attributes and qualities:
- Education, training and experience in the arts and creative industries, and a willingness to represent the interests, needs and aspirations of the sector as a whole for the benefit of Darwin's diverse communities;
- Ability to contribute skills and knowledge to enhance the decision making process of the Committee;
- Expertise, including education and training, in an area of arts practice that will add to the knowledge base of the Committee, and
- Motivation and enthusiasm to participate in Committee meetings.
In addition we will seek individuals with skill sets as set out in the application documents.
- How much time will I need to commit as a member?
Read agenda papers and prepare for meeting
minimum of 1 hour,
depending on the
number of papers
Attend Committee Meetings
1.5 hours per meeting,
4 times per year
Attend relevant Council events, e.g. art launches
1 hour, approximately
4 + hours
14 - 18 hours
*Note that the Committee meets four - six times per year.
- When are meetings held?
Meetings are generally held on a Wednesday in the afternoon either at the Civic Centre Building, Darwin CBD or online.