New NT arts strategy seeks sector consultation

The development of a 10-year Northern Territory Arts Strategy will inform future government investment in the arts.
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Northern Territory residents and arts sector members are invited to contribute to the development of a new arts strategy for the Territory, with the consultation process now underway.

The NT Labor Government’s 10-year Northern Territory Arts Strategy is intended to support the territory’s arts sector and inform future government investment in the arts, the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Chansey Paech, explained in a statement.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts