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 invited from arts and culture professionals, as well as others in the sector including 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.

The Ministry for the Arts will select the assessors for the register, taking into consideration 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. Applicants can also ssessors will have the opportunity to indicate if they wish to be involved in assessing for positions which assess applications to other Ministry for the Arts funding programs.

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

Read the full media release Expressions of interest open for National Program for Excellence in the Arts independent assessors here.