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Arts and Culture Advisory Group - Request for Community Members

The City of Karratha has established an advisory group to guide the development of arts and culture awareness, participation and capacity throughout the City of Karratha. The role of the advisory group is to assist in the formulation of strategy, policy and an operational framework for the delivery of the arts and culture experience throughout the municipality.

Council has appointed 3 elected members and two senior staff to the advisory group and now invites applications from community members to join the group. Up to six (6) community members will be selected.

Participants will be required to  

  1. Provide advice related to the formulation of policy including an Arts and Culture framework for the City that encompasses:

    - Public art and multi-art forms
    - Performance events
    - Cinema, moving image and digital media
    - Festivals, events and celebrations
    - Exhibitions and galleries
    - Museums and historical displays
    - Resident groups – theatre, music, dance
    - Cultural influences – aboriginal, pop
  2. Participate in sub-comittees to assist in evaluation of public art and other commissions
  3. Provide input to the Manager Arts and Culture on the Annual Calendar of arts and culture activities
  4. Provide  input to the Manager Arts and Culture on the mix and genre of events and shows to be presented to the community
  5. Encourage audience development and participation in arts and culture activities
  6. Foster and support the establishment of a ‘Friends of the Theatre’ group
  7. Take a lead role in the promotion of arts and cultural practice throughout the City through active communty liaison.

Community members will be selected for their capacity to bring expertise to the advisory group through their interest and exposure to one or more artistic or cultural disciplines as highlighted below. Advisory group members will be required to lead a portfolio area (aligned with their area(s) of interest and expertise) and provide a conduit for ongoing community liaison and promotion of arts and cultural practice throughout the City.

Community members interested in selection should submit their completed application form by Friday 16 February 2018. Appointments will be made at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 March.
See Terms of Reference for the Arts and Culture Advisory Group here.

Member selection will consider the following criteria:

  • Balance of expertise across various disciplines
  • Multi-skill expertise and capability
  • Local knowledge and community connection
  • Knowledge of arts and cultural activities externally
  • Experience in consultative, advisory committee and board functions

Your response to each of your areas of expertise and experience should articulate your capacity against these criteria.