Expressions of interest open for National Program for Excellence in the Arts independent assessors

17 August 2015

The Ministry for the Arts is seeking expressions of interest for independent assessors to assist with the assessment of grant applications to the National Program for Excellence in the Arts.

Expressions of interest are sought from arts and culture professionals and other relevant areas to the sector. This may include artists, curators, philanthropists and producers. Individuals who may not be involved professionally in the sector, but who attend and participate in arts and culture are also encouraged to apply. Consideration will be given to the balance of different artform expertise, gender, cultural backgrounds, ages and an understanding of regional, urban or international contexts.

The Ministry for the Arts will establish a register of independent assessors who will play an important role in supporting the program to provide a responsive, national approach to strengthening participation in and access to Australia’s high quality, diverse and vital arts and cultural sector.

Applications to be an assessor can be made at any time and applicants will be notified within 25 business days whether their application has been successful. Assessors will have the opportunity to indicate if they wish to be considered for positions which assess applications to other Ministry for the Arts funding programs. The Ministry for the Arts will select assessors for the register.

For more information, to view the draft guidelines and to submit an expression of interest visit the Ministry for the Arts website.