Daniel Featherstone (General Manager) and our Chairperson Dot West (by phone from Broome), met with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, in Canberra yesterday. They reported on IRCA’s progress to national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications, and the outcomes of Converge, our recent National Industry Summit.
Formerly known as the Spirit Award, the Spirit Initiative includes a professional development opportunity with NITV in addition to the opportunity to produce a short documentary as part of NITV’s Our Stories(link is external).
IRCA has been surveying members and other stakeholders on:Member service preferences Interest in the proposed IRCA Advisory Groups Possible new names for IRCA as it transitions to the national peak body.
The Survey will stay open until 30 June 2017, and is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ircamembersurvey. The final results will be made available in mid July.
Some trends are evident in the responses to date as presented here.
MEDIA RELEASE- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across Australia met up at the CONVERGE, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media Summit, in Alice Springs on Monday 22 May - Wednesday 24 May. Older and new generations shared their experiences, histories and dreams for the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry.