Arts peer nominations

Arts peers are people who use their knowledge and experience in the arts to advise the Northern Territory (NT) Government about arts or arts issues. 

They do this by sitting on arts grant assessment panels or arts community consultation groups. 

The list of arts peers is called the NT register of peers.

Who can become a peer

You must be a resident of the NT to be nominated as an arts peer.

You must also be one of the following: 

  • a professional artist with at least five years of experience
  • an emerging artist who can show commitment to a chosen art form/s
  • experienced within an arts-related profession, including marketing, production, arts management or arts administration.

How to nominate a peer

You can nominate yourself or another person to be an arts peer. 

Nominators and nominees must both be NT residents.

You can nominate someone at any time.

To nominate yourself or someone else you must do all of the following:  

Step 1. Fill in the nomination form for NT register of peers.

Step 2. Contact Arts NT on (08) 8999 8981 to discuss your application and view the NT register of peers guidelines.

Step 3. If you are nominating another person, submit their nomination form, your curriculum vitae and details of two of your referees to Arts NT by mail or email. 

If you are nominating yourself, submit your nomination form, your curriculum vitae and details of two of your referees to Arts NT by mail or email:

Arts NT
PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831

Other considerations for choosing peers

All of the following are considered when arts peers are chosen:

  • representation from both regional and remote areas
  • representation from diverse areas of arts practice
  • representation of diverse community cultural development skills
  • level of involvement and existing networks within the community
  • representation from different language and cultural backgrounds
  • peers who are reasonably free of potential conflict(s) of interest and who can provide balanced, informed opinions
  • peers with expertise in two or more art forms
  • peers with experience in Indigenous, youth arts and accessible arts.

Code of conduct

As a peer you must maintain confidentiality and not discuss any official matters outside formal panel meetings.

To ensure panel advice is broad, balanced and fair, peers must always declare a conflict of interest that can happen if a peer's decision is swayed by a private interest.

See more in the NT register of peers guidelines.

Last updated: 13 October 2017