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

  • Head Full of Love

    Head Full of Love

    31 August 2015  | Departmental Release

    Head Full of Love is the story of two remarkable women and the inspiring friendship which forms between them in the lead up to the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival.

    "The play, written by Alana Valentine, is the story of an unlikely friendship forged between Tilly Napiljari and Sydneysider Nessa Tavistock, in the lead up to the festival," Director of the Araluen Arts Centre, Tim Rollason said.

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  • Aboriginal art showcased as Desert Mob celebrates 25th anniversary

    Aboriginal art showcased as Desert Mob celebrates 25th anniversary

    23 August 2015  | Ministerial Release

    One of Australia's premier Aboriginal art and cultural events - Desert Mob 2015 - is celebrating its 25th anniversary in September with a series of events at the Araluen Arts Centre.

    "Desert Mob 2015 continues a 25 year tradition of revealing and celebrating the vast geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of Aboriginal artists from Western Australia and across the central and southern Northern Territory, including several Alice Springs-based art centres," Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

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  • Araluen Arts Centre first ever cabaret festival ‘Cabaret Nights’!

    Araluen Arts Centre first ever cabaret festival ‘Cabaret Nights’!

    11 August 2015  | Departmental Release

    The Araluen Arts Centre presents its first ever cabaret festival, Cabaret Nights, under lights in August.

    "Defiant, thoughtful, autobiographical and breaking musical stereotypes - the productions making up Cabaret Nights 2015 will take audiences on a journey of inspired and insightful encounters - revealing their deepest perspectives and thoughts, to entertain, inspire, make us laugh and leave us breathless," said Tim Rollason, Director of Araluen Arts Centre.

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  • Another stunning array at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

    Another stunning array at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

    7 August 2015  | Ministerial Release

    A mix of artists from throughout Australia have done their states and territories proud at this year's Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA).

    The 2015 Award has seen some hot competition from across the nation with about a third of the finalists from the Northern Territory.

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  • Happy 30th anniversary Darwin Chorale – you really are a pearler!

    Happy 30th anniversary Darwin Chorale – you really are a pearler!

    7 August 2015  | Ministerial Release

    One of Darwin's premier singing groups will hit a high note this weekend with the celebration of a very special milestone.

    The Darwin Chorale's Pearl Jamming 30th Anniversary Gala Concert will feature music from iconic artists including Queen, Elton John, Bach as well as songs from Les Misérables and Guys and Dolls.

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  • Darwin Festival celebrates 37th year with jam packed program

    Darwin Festival celebrates 37th year with jam packed program

    6 August 2015  | Ministerial Release

    The 37th Darwin Festival kicks off today and offers a packed program full of arts, culture and entertainment that all Territorians can enjoy.

    "The Darwin Festival is a key highlight on the FestivalsNT calendar and an important part of the Territory Government's plan to have a greater focus on Asian engagement as we develop Northern Australia," Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

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