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

  • Radar Gunner wins NT History Book Award

    Radar Gunner wins NT History Book Award

    1 July 2015  | Ministerial Release

    A biography about a Royal Australian Air Force member's time flying over enemy Japanese territory during World War II has been selected as the winning title for the Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award 2015.

    "I'm pleased to congratulate the late Dick Dakeyne whose book Radar Gunner has been selected as this year's winner of the Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award," Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

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  • Grants for local artists

    Grants for local artists

    30 June 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Territory artists, arts organisations and groups have the opportunity to receive funding of up to $20,000 for arts and cultural development projects.

    The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants category is now open for applications for projects beginning on 1 January 2016.

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  • Making great music – 2015 MusicNT NT Song of the Year

    Making great music – 2015 MusicNT NT Song of the Year

    27 June 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Northern Territory talent has shone with the 2015 MusicNT NT Song of the Year awards recognising songwriters from Katherine and Alice Springs through to Arnhem Land and Millingimbi.

    Joining the celebrations in Darwin tonight, Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins said the awards proved the Territory is teeming with exciting music talent.

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  • Calling all aspiring Alice Springs actors

    Calling all aspiring Alice Springs actors

    24 June 2015  | Ministerial Release

    A once in a lifetime opportunity is on offer for aspiring actors and Alien/Predator movie fans in Alice Springs.

    The Araluen Arts Centre, in conjunction with the Sydney Dance Company, is running a competition for an Alice Springs local to perform a fun cameo role in the Company's production of De Novo during their local Alice performance on Saturday 18 July.

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  • Territory artists shine as finalists for the Telstra NATSIA Award

    Territory artists shine as finalists for the Telstra NATSIA Award

    23 June 2015  | Departmental Release, Ministerial Release

    Artists from across the Northern Territory make up about a third of the finalists for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

    Chief Minister Adam Giles and Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins congratulated the local artists who come from a diverse range of communities from Gunbalanya to Nyirripi and Nauiyu to Alice Springs.

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  • A feast of entertainment for the 2015 Darwin Festival

    A feast of entertainment for the 2015 Darwin Festival

    23 June 2015  | Ministerial Release

    The 2015 Darwin Festival is shaping up to be another cracker with an exciting mix of arts, culture and entertainment that will entice Territorians and visitors alike.

    Chief Minister Adam Giles and Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins helped launch the program for the Festival today with Darwin Festival Chair Clare Martin and Artistic Director Andrew Ross and got a taste of what's to come with a performance from the talented Chris Tamwoy, a self-taught 19 year old guitarist with a unique playing style and sound.

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