MP Calls for Nominations for Arts Victoria Advisory Panel (08.08.2012)
Written on the 8 August 2012
Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier today encouraged 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.
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 who 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.
“Being part of Arts Victoria’s Advisory Panel Register is a chance for representatives from all sectors of our diverse community to have a say in how arts funding is allocated and that will provide the best results for the Victorian community,” Ms Crozier said.
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. Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu said: “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.”
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 art-forms.
Online applications for Arts Advisory Panel Register open today and close on Monday 17 September 2012. For more information, or to apply, visit www.arts.vic.gov.au/panelregister