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Robyn Archer to chair Australia Council's Community Cultural Development Board



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NEWS RELEASE The Hon Wendy Fatin MR Minister for the Arts and Territories Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of W omen

August 3, 1992

ROBYN ARCHER TO CHAIR AUSTRALIA COUNCIL'S COMMUNITY . c u l t u r a l d e v e l o p m e n t b o a r d

The Minister for the Arts and Territories, Wendy Fatin, has appointed writer, performer and director Robyn Archer as .

Chairperson of -the Australia Council's Community.Cultural Development Board. ' · , .

The Board's main task is to assist communities to have their cultural values and practices acknowledged and respected, and to create the environment in which community cultural development can occur. . · ' ' . V , ' ·-■: ■ ■ ■ ’ x ■ - ■

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Much of its work involves close cooperation .with' other'; '

organisations such as local government, unions, migrant organisations, unemployed groups, health, welfare and education ; systems, and environment groups. ^ ί . · . -

Ms Archer's term of appointment will be for three years. As Chairperson of the Community Cultural Development Board she will . also become a member of the Australia.Council. '

^Robyn Archer is one of Australia's most talented, versatile and exciting artists,' MS Fatin said. "She has a wealth of,30 .

years' experience in almost every aspect of the arts and her commitment extends far beyond her own work. .

*1 am very pleased that she has agreed to take up this challenging position. Community cultural development in Australia cannot help but benefit by her appointment.'

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Contact: Ruth Dewsbury (Minister's office) (06) 277 7360 Jenny Bather (Australia Council) (02), 950 9012

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