Title: 3CR Mural (2010) Description: Artists Bindi Cole, Reko Rennie and Tom Civil collaborated with the local community including Indigenous young people, to create a multi-media mural on the exterior wall of 3CR Community Radio Station. Launched March 2010. Pictured: Tom Civil - Stick Figures.

    A new First Peoples Partnership Group will embed Aboriginal self-determination and community voice throughout Victoria’s next creative industries strategy, 2020-2024 – with, and for the benefit of, First Peoples in Victoria.

    Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now closed for the First Peoples Partnership Group.

    The Partnership Group will reflect the needs of First Peoples living in Victoria – as artists, creators, audiences and creative leaders – and guide Creative Victoria’s future programs and activities.

    EOIs are invited from First Peoples living in all parts of Victoria, with a connection to creative industries such as the arts, music, design, cultural development, fashion and screen.

    The Partnership Group will comprise up to 11 members with positions designated to the following:

    • Andrew Jackomos, Executive Director Aboriginal Economic Development, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and a proud Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man, who will chair the First Peoples Partnership Group
    • One First Peoples representative from the Creative Industries Advisory Group, who will provide a strong link to the overarching strategy development process, and
    • Up to nine members from regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, chosen via the EOI process

    The group members will be selected by a First Peoples panel of esteemed peers, including:

    • Andrew Jackomos (Panel Chair), Executive Director, Aboriginal Economic Development Branch, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara
    • N’arweet Carolyn Briggs AM, Elder, Boon Wurrung
    • Vicki Couzens, Artist and Academic, Gunditjmara/Keerray Woorroong
    • Deborah Cheetham AO, Composer, Soprano and Melbourne Recital Centre Board Member, Yorta Yorta
    • Dr Lou Bennett AM, Musician, Academic and Melbourne International Arts Festival Director, Yorta Yorta
    • Stacie Piper, Curator and Victorian NAIDOC Committee Chair, Wurundjeri/Dja Dja Wurrung

    Candidates must have at least five years’ recent experience in, or related to, the creative industries, a passion for strategic and cultural development and a readiness to represent the voice and needs of their region and artform, as well as First Peoples and the broader creative industries.

    The Partnership Group will form for an initial period of two years, meeting a minimum of four times annually. Members will be paid fees for meeting participation and will be reimbursed for associated travel and accommodation expenses.

    Further information on the Partnership Group, its role and the nature of its membership, are outlined in the Terms of Reference listed on this page below.

    The establishment of the First Peoples Partnership Group is a foundational action of the First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries.

    Key dates

    EOIs open – Monday, 11 November 2019

    EOIs close – Tuesday, 3 December 2019

    Who are the panel looking for?

    The selection panel will be tasked with appointing up to nine members from regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne who will:

    • Have a minimum of five years recent experience in or related to First Peoples creative industries
    • Have a passion for strategic and cultural development
    • Have a commitment to collaboration for the benefit of First Peoples creative industries
    • Represent the voice and needs of their region, artform, and the broader First Peoples creative industries agenda.

    Who to talk to

    Please contact Kylie Belling, Senior Manager, First Peoples at Creative Victoria: 03 8683 3127 or 0421 682 375 or email

    Links and downloads

    Word: Terms of Reference Partnership Group  DOCX, 216.1 KB

    PDF: Terms of Reference Partnership Group PDF, 174.8 KB

    First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries