Pool of peers

The Board of the Australia Council approves experienced and representative artists to a Pool of Peers. These peers are the first people staff contact when forming an assessment panel.

Peers are appointed to the Pool for three years, or participate in six assessment meetings, whichever limit is reached first. They can re-nominate to be a peer two years after their term has ended.

Over 1200 artists and arts workers nominated to join the Pool of Peers in 2016.

Council thanks them and acknowledges their commitment to the arts. We received many more nominations than there are opportunities for peers to assess. The balance of representation across all areas is a key consideration for staff when shortlisting peers for the Pool.

You can view the current list of peers in the Pool and their location here:

Pool of Peers (PDF 64 KB)

Pool of Peers (Word 156 KB)

The names of all peers participating in an assessment meeting are published on Council’s website along with the list of successful applications.

Please contact Peer Services if you have any questions about this information.

Phone: 02 9215 9000 / 1800 226 912

National Relay Service: 1800 555 677

Email: peers@australiacouncil.gov.au

More information: 

Download the Peer Handbook for Assessment Panels (PDF) 

Download the Peer Handbook for Assessment Panels (Accessible)

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