I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new Ministerial Arts and Cultural Advisory Council.
The council has been established to provide cross-sectoral strategic input and expertise to the Government on matters that span the State’s arts, cultural and creative sectors.
Importantly, this input will be focused on developing and sustaining the future growth and health of these sectors, and identifying ways to best recognise the economic and social contributions they make to the Tasmanian community.
The following members have been appointed to the council on a voluntary basis, following a public expression of interest and nomination period:
Peta Heffernan (design and architecture), Fiona McConaghy (film and television), Mary Scott (visual arts, academia), Robert Jarman (theatre), Scott Rankin (community arts and cultural development), Nicholas Heyward (music), Chris Tassell (cultural heritage), Emma Porteus (dance, festivals), Sinsa Mansell (Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and performance), Steven Joyce (galleries), Jason Imms (digital games) and Brian Ritchie.
These sector representatives are highly skilled and well credentialed, and I look forward to engaging with them in a series of robust and productive conversations.
The Council will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, 16 January to begin discussions on the key issues facing Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries.