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Northwest Territories Arts Council

Overview

Function

The NWT Arts Council provides recommendations to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment on financial awards for creative artistic projects in the film and media arts, visual, literary and performing arts, and on issues and policies associated with the arts and artists.

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Education, Culture & Employment

Authority

NWT Arts Council Policy (NWT)

Board Composition

The NWT Arts Council consists of not more than six members, one of whom shall be designated as Chairperson.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The Policy does not provide for the appointment of alternates on the NWT Arts Council.

Chairperson

The Chairperson is designated from amongst the Board members.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

The Policy is silent on quorum.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment under the NWT Arts Council Policy.

Term Duration

A member holds office for not more than a two year term and may be eligible for reappointment.

Time and Travel Requirements

The Arts Council shall meet at least twice per year.

Members decide upon regulation of meeting, time and attendance.

Remuneration

Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.

Category - Advisory

Chairperson - up to $300 per day

Member - up to $250 per day

Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings

Other Considerations

Appointments shall be staggered on alternating years to ensure business continuity.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Member
(South Slave)
Mr. Dana Cross 2017-05-18 2019-05-17 1st term Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
2. Member
(North Slave)
Azure Degrow 2017-04-13 2019-04-12 1st term Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
3. Chair
(Beaufort Delta)
Peggy Jay 2017-05-02 2019-05-02 2nd term Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
4. Member
(Tłı̨chǫ)
Mason Mantla 2017-04-13 2019-04-12 1st term Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
5. Member
(Dehcho)
Deborah Stipdonk 2018-04-05 2020-04-04 1st term Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
6. Member
(Sahtu)
Viviane Edgi-Manuel 2017-04-13 2019-04-12 3rd term Executive Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment

(Board details as of May 24, 2018)