Nominations to the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and its Panels must be in writing accompanied by a current résumé of the nominee, and may be made at any time. Organisations and individuals may provide nominations or an individual may self-nominate. A register of these nominations is held by Arts Tasmania and referred to when nominations are being made to the Minister.
When making nominations, consideration should be given to any possible conflicts of interest that might arise if a nominee is appointed. For example, an office holder or executive of an organisation that receives substantial funding through the Organisations Investment Program may have a conflict of interest if appointed to the Organisations Investment Panel and should not be nominated.
The Board comprises people with a business arts background both from within and outside Tasmania. The Director of Arts Tasmania is a member of the Board in line with similar Government bodies. The Director does not receive any remuneration for this role.
A balance of artform expertise, regional spread and gender is sought for the Panels. Other equity considerations are also made.
A different process applies for joining the Peer Register, and information on how to join is available here.
Basis of Appointment
In selecting members of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, panel members and peers, the following factors are considered:
- Artistic practice – artists and arts professionals with different artistic styles and philosophies, respected within their field.
- Professional specialisation – artists and arts professionals who perform a variety of different professional roles in the arts that are relevant to the category.
- Cultural diversity – artists and arts professionals representing the cultural mix of Australian society.
- Disability – artists and arts professionals with disability.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts professionals.
- Regions and communities – artists and arts professionals from different geographical regions.
- Gender – ensuring there is a balance between genders to the extent possible.
- Age and career stage – artists and arts professionals of different generations and different levels or experience or stages of career development.
There are limited positions available in any one year as a mix of new and re-appointments is required to balance both ongoing knowledge and fresh input.