A Cultural Advisory Committee is on the cards for the City of Launceston to help boost arts and culture.
The new committee body would consist of up to eight members of the public with the relevant qualifications and experience.
The experiences sought after will be in arts and culture, place making, cultural tourism and events, recreation and leisure, marketing and promotions, and community engagement.
As well as the eight public members, three council staff and two elected members will also make up the committee.
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Mayor Albert van Zetten said the primary purpose of the committee was to collaborate with the council's creative arts and cultural services, and community and place networks, to provide advice on matters relating to cultural development.
"This body will also assist council with the implementation of the inaugural Cultural Strategy, and to help promote awareness and understanding of arts and culture in Launceston," he said.
"We are also hoping to attract practising artists or industry professionals who have a thorough understanding of the issues and challenges experienced by community-based arts and cultural groups and organisations, as well as those with already established networks in the community.
"We see this committee as being an integral part of our cultural journey as a council and as a city, as well as being strong and fearless advocates for arts and culture in Launceston."
At this stage, it has been proposed the committee will meet bi-monthly, and at other times if necessary.
The initial term of appointment will be up to two years, and then representatives will be able to apply and be considered beyond the initial term.
The appointments must be endorsed by the council, and council members will not be remunerated for their services.
An expressions of interest is expected to be advertised after the May 20 council meeting, when councillors will consider terms of reference.
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