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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2522 ..


l)

Broker relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and ACT Government funded arts organisations.

artsACT has facilitated workshops between the Kingston Arts Precinct Funded visual Organisations and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network.

m)

Showcase local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts in the ACT by providing opportunities through events and other activities

Planning for programming to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander arts in the ACT will be continued by the Assistant Director – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts Engagement.

n)

Enhance the level of cultural awareness in the ACT arts sector, by working with ACT Government funded arts organisations to ensure an appropriate level of training, communication, programming and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and artists

Initial discussions about providing capacity building in the area of cultural awareness for ACT Government funded arts organisations has begun with arts organisations.

o)

Review and evaluate work of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network

Completed. The Terms of Reference were reviewed by members in 2020.

p)

Explore and support the infrastructure needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts communities.

New infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts communities is being explored through the Kingston Arts Precinct which includes a new purpose-built facility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural activities including a gallery, multipurpose space for exhibitions and performances, workshop space, studio and drop-in space.

q)

Continue to identify artistic development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Artistic Development opportunities will continue to be progressed through co-design

r)

Review and evaluate artistic development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

A review of the Canberra Wellington Exchange Program was conducted in 2020.

s)

Continue to identify business development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Refer to response for (e)

t)

Continue to identify opportunities for the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

artsACT regularly uses its own communications channels to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists promoting works by individual artists, events and the activities of arts funded organisations.

u)

Review and evaluate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Communications Plan.

Refer to response for (f)

v)

Investigate options for an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander officer within ArtsACT.

Completed. The position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Officer (now Assistant Director – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts Engagement) was created and filled in January 2019. The role was vacated in September 2020 and following a review of the position with input from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network a recruitment process is currently underway.


Light rail—safety poster artwork(Question No 349)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) After two pieces of student artwork from Gungahlin College both received first prize in the Light Rail Safety poster competition, why was only one of the winning pieces adapted to appear on the sides of a light rail vehicle.


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