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EOI First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel


Arts Queensland seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals living in all parts of Queensland, who have connection to and knowledge of First Nations arts and cultures, and creative industries to form a First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel.

The First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel will provide:

  • expert advice to support development of programs and strategies and identification of opportunities that contribute to building sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industries
  • guidance on seeking appropriate cultural advice as it applies to recommendations for Arts Queensland initiatives
  • expert observations or feedback in relation to existing AQ arts and cultural strategies and programs which seek to support First Nations activities
  • assessment of eligible grant applications for First Nations initiatives within designated timeframes.

The Panel, of up to 10 members, will strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices to government, reflecting the principles of self-determination and respect for Indigenous cultures. These principles are embedded in the Queensland Government’s Tracks to Treaty commitment.

Arts Queensland recognises the importance and challenges of meaningful representation and engagement with government. Through this EOI process, the Queensland Government is reaching out to communities, with the intent to form a Panel that will inform and shape the role arts, culture and creativity plays in Queensland’s future.

Candidates must be Australian First Nations individuals with:

  • recent experience in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures, creative business, tourism, education and/or heritage
  • trusted networks, which can be drawn on to provide advice on cultural protocols, cultural governance and cultural business, as appropriate
  • the authority to provide advice, input and feedback on the needs, issues and interests of the First Nations arts and cultural sector
  • commitment to informing strategies and funding programs to sustain and grow the First Nations creative sectors in Queensland.


Expression of Interest

Please read Expression of Interest (DOCX) (261.85 KB) for eligibility criteria and further information.

EOIs are to be submitted to by 4pm on 12 November 2020.