Consultation: Proposed Ministerial Advisory Body for the Arts

artsACT, with the assistance of an external facilitator, undertook consultation on the potential for forming a new Ministerial Advisory body for the arts from 16 June until 28 July 2017.

The consultation process considered issues such as: the purpose of an advisory body; what it would advise on; how the government will ensure that advice is received in relation to the full spectrum of art forms, practice and experience in the ACT; and how an advisory body will best serve the arts community and the government.

Online survey

The online survey closed on Friday 28 July 2017. We received 79 submissions.


Attendees of the roundtables were selected by the Minister for the Arts and Community Events to ensure the full diversity of the arts community.

Four roundtables were held throughout July with a total of 57 attendees.

What will happen next?

The external consultants are now writing a consultation report for the Minister for the Arts and Community Events. The Minister will then consider options on the most appropriate mechanism.

Thank you to everyone who got involved!