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First Nations Board: Expressions of Interest

First Nations First is pillar one of the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy, Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place.

Revive sets out the vision for a dedicated First Nations-led Board to be established within Creative Australia to:

  • invest in, create and produce, First Nations works of scale, with priorities and funding decisions determined by First Nations leaders
  • develop a First Nations Creative Workforce Development Strategy
  • promote best practice cultural protocols, self-determination and cultural safety training across arts and cultural organisations.

Following our consultation with the First Nations arts and culture sector, the Minister for the Arts is now encouraging expressions of interest from First Nations artists and arts workers to be considered for the First Nations-led Board at Creative Australia. The Minister will appoint the nominated First Nations-led Board members later this year (subject to legislation passing).

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for appointment, you can complete an expression of interest form at the Office for the Arts website here. If you have any questions relating to the form, please contact

Since 1973 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have brought a guiding voice on matters relating to First Nations arts and culture and to the broader arts and cultural sector through Creative Australia’s (formerly the Australia Council for the Arts) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board.

We build upon the wonderful legacy of those who have come before us and invite all First Nations creatives to make an expression of interest for the First Nations-led Board at Creative Australia.

Media enquiries:

Brianna Roberts, Media Manager, Creative Australia
Mobile: 0498 123 541