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Expression of Interest: Project Advisory Group

07 Dec 2020


The South West Creative Industries Strategy, What it Means, is a regional-level plan for supporting the needs of the local creative sector. With input from the community, government, peak bodies and audiences, What it Means has a goal to support beneficial and sustainable creative industries in South West Victoria.

In order to support the implementation of the Strategy, Regional Arts Victoria is seeking to appoint a Project Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG will include representatives from the local arts, business, and cultural community and ensure the work remains relevant and impactful over the four year implementation timeline.

Context for the PAG

Regional Arts Victoria is the administrator responsible for implementing the South West Creative Industries Strategy. Regional Arts Victoria reports to an existing Project Control Group, which includes representatives from the funding partners for the Strategy, who are ultimately responsible for signing-off on the Objectives and other deliverables.

PAG Members will provide advice on the strategy, actions and initiatives proposed through the life of the project. Regional Arts Victoria will then ensure this advice is considered when designing implementation plans or putting proposals to the Project Control Group. For the avoidance of doubt, it is not expected that the PAG Members “sign-off” on the Strategy or design deliverables for each Objective, but instead provide expert advice on progressing it.


Appointments to the PAG are made by Regional Arts Victoria, following an open Expression-of-Interest process. Regional Arts Victoria selects members of the PAG considering the mix of skills, experience, geographic reach, and diversity is required to effectively deliver the Strategy.

Up to five people will be appointed through this open call-out process. Regional Arts Victoria will consider the mix of skills, geography and experience when confirming the final PAG.

Terms of Reference

The role of the PAG is to:

  • · provide high-level advice on the implementation of the Strategy;
  • · be informed on the progress of the Strategy and share this information through relevant networks;
  • · provide recommendations and connections for progressing the project; and,
  • · other advice or support as may be required.

Regional Arts Victoria may also seek advice from other bodies or individuals (such as community groups or funding panel members) outside the PAG. Regional Arts Victoria is responsible for signing-off on all operational elements of the work.


PAG will be appointed for a fixed term of two years. These terms may be extended for a maximum of one additional year to allow for continuity amongst Members. Applicants must reside in one of the local government areas covered in the Strategy (Moyne, Warrnambool. Corangamite, Glenelg, Southern Grampians) or belong to a key organisation or group that overlaps these areas.


Appointees to the PAG will be paid a stipend of $1,000 per year.

Schedule of meetings

The PAG will meet at least two times per year. Some additional request or sessions may be called at other times throughout the year from time-to-time.

Indigenous Australians, people from culturally diverse communities, people identifying as LGBTQI and people with a disability, are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: noon, 1 February 2021.


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