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Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee

The Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee is made up of individuals from across the community and organisational representatives from Arts NT and Darwin Entertainment Centre. This Committee informs and advises Council on all matters relating to Arts and Culture in the municipality. 

Call out for Applications open in December 2019

Do you have knowledge and experience for the arts?

Do you want to advise on the development of the arts in Darwin?

City of Darwin invites Expressions of Interest from individuals wishing to nominate for a community position on Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee.

Positions are available for individuals from the community who have knowledge and experience in the arts and cultural sector of Darwin.

The Committee meets five times per year and provides advice to assist Council’s delivery of arts and cultural programs in the community. 

This is a competitive process and a number of criteria are considered including:

  • The range of skills and knowledge across the Committee membership.
  • The cultural diversity across the Committee membership.

How to Apply

Apply using the online form or contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer for an application form. 

Apply Now

arts@darwin.nt.gov.au

08 8930 0674

Committee members

Current members of the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee are:

  • Ms Jane Tonkin - Executive Producer, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts
  • Ms CJ Fraser-Bell - Director, Darwin Fringe Festival
  • Mr Sean Pardy - Browns Mart
  • Ms Louise Partos - Artback NT
  • Ms Bilawara Lee
  • Mr Mark Smith
  • Ms Britt Guy
  • Ms Marita Smith
  • Mr Kerry Digby - Arts NT
  • Mr Alan James - Darwin Entertainment Centre

Applications to the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee will open in December 2019 for nominations to the 2020-2022 term.

More Information

Enquiries about the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee may be directed to the Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator.

arts@darwin.nt.gov.au

FAQS

How do I apply?

Apply using the online form or contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer for an application form. 

Apply Now

arts@darwin.nt.gov.au

08 8930 0674

Expressions of Interest will open in December 2019.

​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 Plan 2015 – 2020, Arts and Cultural Development Policy and the Public Art Guidelines.

Who can apply to be a member?

Anyone from the community who hs 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 expereience 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 knowlege to enhance the decision making process of the Committee;
  • Expertise, inlcuding 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?

Activity

Commitment

Annual Commitment

Read agenda papers and prepare for meeting

minimum of 1 hour,

depending on the

number of papers

3 hours

Attend Committee Meetings

2 hours per meeting,

5 times per year

10 hours

Attend annual Arts Sector Forum

3 hours

3 hours

Attend relevant Council events, e.g. art launches

1 hour, approximately per event

4 + hours

Total Commitment

 

20 hours

*Note that the Committee meets five times per year.    
When are meetings held?

Meetings are generally scheduled for earlier in the week, in the afternoon.

Last modified 
26 Mar 2019

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