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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. 

Applications are now closed. 

Committee members

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

  • Jane Tonkin - Chair
  • CJ Fraser-Bell - Deputy Chair
  • Sean Pardy - ordinary member
  • Louise Partos - ordinary member
  • Bilawara Lee - ordinary member
  • Mark Smith - ordinary member
  • Britt Guy - ordinary member
  • Marita Smith - ordinary member
  • Kerry Digby - Arts NT (permanent organisation member)
  • Alan James - Darwin Entertainment Centre (permanent organisation member)

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

FAQ

​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 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?

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 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 held on a Tuesday in the afternoon.

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