Nominations open - Arts Victoria Advisory Panels
Date: 10 August 2012
Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu is encouraging Victorians with a range of skills and backgrounds to play a role in the arts funding process, by nominating to be part of Arts Victoria’s Advisory Panel Register.
Mr Baillieu said Arts Victoria, the Victorian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, manages a range of arts funding programs that provide support to both emerging and established artists and arts organisations across Victoria.
Arts Advisory Panels assist in the grants process by assessing applications and making recommendations to the Government on which should receive funding.
In addition to representatives from within the arts sector, Arts Victoria is seeking panel members with a broad range of skills that are complementary to the arts such as business, education or research, legal or community affairs.
“The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent in ways that provide the best results for the Victorian community,” Mr Baillieu said.
“Being part of Arts Victoria’s Advisory Panel Register is a chance for people from all sectors of the community to have a say in how arts funding is allocated.”
Indigenous persons, people with a disability, young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those living in regional areas are encouraged to nominate.
“Just as art can have impacts across a wide variety of sectors, including, health, education, justice and community development, it is important that these sectors also feedback to the arts,” Mr Baillieu said.
Arts Victoria staff use the Advisory Panel Register to recruit panel members – usually between 4-10 members at a time – to assess applications across a range of artforms.
Online nominations for Arts Advisory Panel Register close on Monday 17 September 2012.