First Nations art focus of new Board

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A new First Nations-led Board will promote the First Nations art industry. | Photo: Chameleons Eye (iStock)

The search is on for the inaugural Board members who will be tasked with advancing First Nation art in Australia.

Creative Australia has opened an Expression on Interest (EOI) process for its new First Nations-led Board.

A key component of the Federal Government’s National Cultural Policy, Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place, the Board will be tasked with investing in, creating and producing, First Nations works of scale, with priorities and funding decisions determined by First Nations leaders.

It will also develop a First Nations Creative Workforce Development Strategy and promote best practice cultural protocols, self-determination and cultural safety training across arts and cultural organisations.

The EOI process comes in the wake of consultation with the First Nations arts and culture sector between November last year and March this year.

Federal Arts Minister Tony Burke will appoint the nominated First Nations-led Board members later this year, subject to legislation passing Parliament.

More information can be found on the Creative Australia website