Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994
Tabled Paper 105
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This Government is pleased to provide Territory artists with this opportunity to access visitors to Parliament House, with its obvious employment and economic benefits to the arts community. This year, Government co-funded with the Australia Council, the establishment of a Northern Territory Exhibition Touring Office to link in with a national network of similar offices. The Office is based in the Fine Arts Department at the NTU and through Executive Officer, Lorraine Fitzpatrick, NETS NT will provide those living in remote and regional communities with access to quality contemporary visual art, craft and design. It will also provide a vehicle for both intra-Territory and interstate touring of work by Northern Territory artists, design and run professional development workshops to provide those staffing regional venues with the necessary professional skills to receive and handle cultural material, and will provide advice on venue development and touring. At the beginning of 1993, a special arts grant facilitated the opening of the NT Literature Office, devoted specifically to literature development within the Territory. 20
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