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Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994



Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994

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The Northern Territory Government has a commitment to housing the arts through the provision of purpose built venues, such as DPAC, Araluen, Brown's Mart and the Crafts Council office, gallery and workshop premises at Bullocky Point. A good deal of support in kind is also provided through provision of rent free office, workshop and rehearsal space. Nine arts organisations are currently housed alongside the Office of the Arts in Sasco House. Whilst it is appropriate for the administrative operations, such office space is not ideal for the other functions of arts organisations - the creative processes - and therefore an extensive search is being undertaken of available premises, more suitable to the needs of arts organisations. Over the last year under the leadership of its General Manager, Kate Smith, the programming of the Darwin Performing Arts Centre has taken a new direction, aimed at increasing the amount of community involvement in the Centre. For example, new activities for both senior citizens and young people have been presented on a regular basis. 13

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