Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee

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The Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee helps shape the strategic direction of arts and cultural development in Nillumbik. It provides a formal mechanism for Council to consult with key stakeholders, seek specialist advice and enable community participation in the development, implementation and evaluation of arts and culture.

Read the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 2020-2022(PDF, 184KB)


  • Assist and advise Council regarding key issues relating to arts and culture.
  • Provide a forum for dissemination and consideration of information to the local community.
  • Keep Council informed of the artistic and cultural needs of the community.
  • Collaborate on strategies to maximize participation in the cultural life of the community and opportunities to enjoy the arts.
  • Advise on the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the Arts and Cultural Plan 2018-2022.
  • Advise on the acquisition and de-accessioning of artworks in accordance with the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection Policy 2019-2022
  • Act as the project reference group for arts and cultural development projects and policy reviews.
  • Act as the nominated independent assessment panel for arts and cultural development open applications.


The committee is made up of two Councillors and a minimum of eight volunteer community representatives. A Councillor is appointed as chairperson of the committee.

Community representatives are appointed for a two-year period.

Meeting frequency

Meetings are held quarterly at Nillumbik Shire Council in Civic Drive, Greensborough. Extraordinary meetings may be convened as required 

Apply to join the committee

Nominations are currently open to join the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee 2021-2023. We are looking for members from all segments of the arts, culture and creative industries. You will need to have the expertise and passion to help us maximise participation in the cultural life of the community and opportunities to engage with the arts. 

Selection criteria

Nominees must:

  • live, work, study, volunteer or play in Nillumbik
  • have an association with and understanding of the arts and cultural aspects of the Nillumbik community
  • be familiar with Council’s arts related policies and our current arts and cultural activities and events
  • be able to accurately advise Council on the arts and cultural requirements of the community
  • Add to the diverse membership of the committee
  • demonstrate a capacity to consider the direction of arts and cultural opportunities in a fair and equitable manner; and
  • be able to work as part of a team.

You will also need to commit to a volunteer induction day, quarterly meetings, and sign up for a two-year period.

Read the Nomination Guidelines - Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee 2021-23(PDF, 654KB)  

How to nominate

To nominate for the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee you will need to apply online: 

Nominate for the committee

Nominations close on Wednesday, 31 March 2021.

More information

For more information about the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee, please contact:

Sarah Hammond, Community Arts & Cultural Engagement Officer
Phone: 0409 977 563