Advisory Panels are a standard method used by Creative Victoria in the grant evaluation process.

    Panels assess grant applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Creative Industries on which applications should receive support.

    Each Panel is comprised of representatives from across the arts and creative industries and other relevant areas to reflect the Victorian community and to add depth and value to the quality of advice presented to the Minister. Consideration is given to the balance of different creative expertise, cultural backgrounds, experience and an understanding of both regional and urban contexts.

    Creative Victoria staff recruit each panel from our Advisory Panel Register, a pool of interested people with experience in the creative industries and other relevant sectors, who have expressed their interest in being considered for an Assessment Panel. There are more than 500 people on the current Advisory Panel Register.

    Join the Advisory Panel Register

    In the second half of 2020 Creative Victoria will open expressions of interest for people to be added to the Advisory Panel Register. In the meantime, if you are not currently part of the databased and you are interested in sitting on a panel for a specific program, please contact program staff.

    Frequently asked questions

    Find information on the role and expectations for an Advisory Panel member on our FAQ page.

    Code of Conduct

    Creative Victoria's Code of Conduct for Advisory Panel Members outlines a code of conduct of confidentiality, conflict of interest and impartiality to be observed by all panel members.

    Panel members are selected from a Creative Victoria database known as the Advisory Panel Register. If you would like to obtain a copy of the Code of Conduct for Advisory Panel Members please contact us.