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NT Arts Strategy 2024-34 Discussion Paper

NT Arts Strategy, Northern Territory Government, February 2024

View the Northern Territory Arts Strategy 2024-2034 Discussion Paper here.

The Northern Territory Government values the important role the arts play in shaping the Territory’s culture. The arts also enhance community life and contribute to economic growth.

The Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, through Arts NT, is now seeking to develop an arts strategy for the Territory. The strategy aims to inform arts sector and government priorities and will guide government investment into the arts over the next 10 years.


The NT Arts Strategy Discussion Paper provides background and explores current and contemporary issues impacting the arts sector in the NT and nationally. The paper is informed by the National Cultural Policy – Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place(External link)and acknowledges the significant consultations conducted that contributed to its development. The paper is also informed by the Creative Industries Strategy NT 2020-2024(External link).

Identified key challenges and opportunities include:

  • First Nations Led: First Nation leading First Nation arts initiatives
  • Inclusive Expression: Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Empowered Tomorrow: Sustainability and Growth
  • Connected Collaboration: Community engagement, cultural exchange and collaboration
  • Elevated Value: Identity and building value
  • Protected Creativity: New technology and innovation
  • Shaping the Arts: Advocacy and policy


Have your say

Arts NT wants to hear from individuals and organisations from across the Northern Territory with an active interest in the arts.

We want to know what is important to you and how we can strengthen and grow arts and culture in the Northern Territory.

There are three ways to submit feedback:

  1. Fill out the survey on this page
  2. Attend an information session by registering here (External link)
  3. Email us a written submission or a video recording to [email protected](External link)

All enquiries can be sent to [email protected](External link) and all information will be treated as confidential.

Submissions close at 11.59pm on Sunday 3 March 2024.

View the Northern Territory Arts Strategy 2024-2034 Discussion Paper here.

The Northern Territory Government is seeking input on key issues within the arts sector that are important to you to develop a 10-year arts strategy.

Your feedback will inform the NT Government’s future investment in the arts so that all Territorians can access, participate and thrive in the creative and cultural life of the Territory.

With a draft vision to embrace the power of the arts to foster creativity and share our Territory stories, the strategy seeks to:

  • grow the arts sector’s capacity and value
  • increase access and participation
  • foster artistic excellence and leadership.

The NT Arts Strategy Discussion Paper provides a starting point to commence this conversation. The Discussion Paper explores current contemporary issues impacting the arts sector.

We invite you to read the Discussion Paper and submit your response by 11.59pm on Sunday 3 March 2024.