Working with states/territories
13 May 2013
The signed National Arts and Culture Accord has been released.
This agreement, between the Australian Government, state, territory and local governments is a commitment between all levels of government to work together to support arts and culture.
The development of theNational Arts and Culture Accord is a commitment of Creative Australia, the national cultural policy.
Commonwealth, state and territory consultation
The federal, state and territory ministers for arts and culture meet on a regular basis to collaborate on developing Australia’s arts and culture sector. Attendees include ministers responsible for arts and culture in each state and territory and the Federal Minister for the Arts. The New Zealand Minister for the Arts may be invited to participate in relevant discussions.
Areas of common interest or delivery between the jurisdictions include:
- creative arts such as literature, musical composition and visual arts/craft
- performing arts such as music, drama, opera and ballet
- Australian Indigenous arts and culture
- film and digital media production, distribution and exhibition
- collections, including those of museums, galleries, libraries and archives.
At the end of each meeting the discussions and outcomes are summarised and made publicly available.
Read the latest communiqué
Read the communiqués from previous meetings.
Ministers responsible for arts and culture in each jurisdiction
|Australian Government||The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for the Arts|
|Australian Capital Territory||The Hon Joy Burch MLA, Minister for the Arts|
|New South Wales||The Hon George Souris MP, Minister for the Arts|
|Northern Territory||The Hon Matthew Escott Conlan MLA, Minister for Arts and Museums|
|Queensland||The Hon Ros Bates MP, Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts|
|South Australia||The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts|
|Tasmania||The Hon Lara Giddings MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts|
|Victoria||The Hon Ted Baillieu MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts|
|Western Australia||The Hon John Day MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts|
The cultural ministers are advised and supported by a working group of public sector officials. This group considers arts and culture issues of national significance that require a collaborative approach.
Current Officials working group members:
- Tasmania (Chair)
- Australian Government
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
These officials also coordinate other working groups which meet as necessary to progress key cross-jurisdictional priorities. A working group may include non-members from relevant disciplines.
Working groups are established with terms of reference and clear objectives to address matters of national significance requiring cross-jurisdictional collaboration, including:
- Statistics working group
- Immunity from seizure working group
- National arts and disability strategy working group
- Collection sector working group
Responsibility for hosting meetings of cultural ministers and officials and provision of secretariat support rotates among the jurisdictions. The current secretariat is Tasmania.
Research and statistics
- Statistics Working Group – Cultural Data Online