Minister’s Creative Council to be established in the ACT

Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay MLA.jpgMinister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay MLA has announced the establishment of the Minister’s Creative Council (MCC), an advisory body to inform ACT Government arts policy, and to facilitate strong communication between Canberra’s creative communities and Government.

The MCC will comprise up to 12 members of Canberra’s arts community, who must have demonstrated experience in the arts, including areas such as visual arts and craft, curatorship, music, dance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures, theatre, physical theatre and circus, literature, community arts and cultural development, screen arts, comedy, design and arts events.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from members of the community to join the Council, with final appointments to be made by the Minister after a selection process.

“The establishment of the Minister’s Creative Council will contribute to the ongoing growth of Canberra’s flourishing arts sector,” said Minister Ramsay. “We’re seeking a diverse, multi-disciplinary membership for the council to ensure that we are capturing advice and insights from across our broad and varied arts community.”

“Canberra is home to many artists, both established and emerging in their fields. With our connection to both local arts communities and the national and international arts sector through our national institutions, we have a real opportunity to contribute to the creative life of Australia.”

“The MCC will reflect the diversity of our arts sector, across all levels of practice and participation, and will work to generate great ideas for the arts in Canberra.”

Expressions of Interest for the MCC are open until 24 August. For more information and to apply, visit: www.diversityregister.act.gov.au for details.

Image: ACT Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay MLA (sourced)

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