Welcome to the Department of Arts and Museums

The Department of Arts and Museums (DoAM) brings together cultural and collecting institutions from across the Territory, as well as the Territory’s film office and the arts funding and development branch.

The Department is responsible for protecting and providing access to the Territory’s scientific and cultural asset collections and assisting the community to care for, and make best use of, these assets for research and to create educational, recreation and commercial opportunities.

Latest News

  • Exciting opportunities for Territory filmmakers

    Exciting opportunities for Territory filmmakers

    27 February 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Calling all Territory filmmakers – who wants to be the next Mike Moore or John Pilger?

    Screen Territory, with the support of Screen Australia, is offering Territory filmmakers two exciting opportunities to develop factual programs, Introduction to Factual Filmmaking andREALISATOR 2015.

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  • Theatre season is upon us in Darwin

    Theatre season is upon us in Darwin

    26 February 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins got to be in a different theatre today.

    Minister Higgins was honoured with a sneak peak of the upcoming production of Broken by local playwright Mary Anne Butler at Brown's Mart Theatre.

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  • Exit art exposes creative young minds

    Exit art exposes creative young minds

    20 February 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Thirty-five of the Territory's best young artists will showcase their extraordinary talents at the annual Exit Art exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

    The exhibition, now in its 22nd year, opens tonight with contemporary artworks created by NT Certificate of Education and Training students from government and non-government schools across the Territory.

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  • Funding available for artists and arts groups

    Funding available for artists and arts groups

    19 February 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Territorians, it's time to get arty.

    The Northern Territory Government invites local artists, non-profit arts organisations and community groups to apply for arts project funding for activities beginning after 1 July 2015.

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  • Call for entries for Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art award

    Call for entries for Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art award

    17 February 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Australia's longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art award is open for business.

    Entries are being called for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) which is now in its 32nd year.

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  • Artworks spanning a 22 year period to be exhibited

    Artworks spanning a 22 year period to be exhibited

    17 February 2015  | Ministerial Release

    A stunning exhibition representing the first major survey of significant Northern Territory artist Marina Strocchi will be opened at the Araluen Arts Centre.

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins said the survey exhibition incorporates small and large scale paintings on paper and canvas as well as limited edition prints.

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