Nominations are open for individuals who play a vital role in the Northern Territory performing arts sector through their courage, achievement and inspiration.

Through their strategic alliance, Brown’s Mart, Tracks Dance Company and Corrugated Iron Youth Arts wish to publicly recognise and celebrate the value and achievement of the individuals who contribute to the Performing Arts in the Northern Territory.

Compared to national standards the Northern Territory punches well above its weight when it comes to the Performing Arts, a valuable contributor to the local economy. These three organisations exemplify this. In 2018 they employed over 250 artists and arts workers, and each of them leveraged their funding from the Northern Territory Government four fold, meaning that the local economy was boosted with funds brought in from interstate, and through philanthropy, sponsorship and other business activities.

The arts are well renowned for their contribution to the tourism sector as well. In 2017, more than three quarters of all tourists who visited the NT were arts tourists (78%). Nationally the performing arts are a significant contributor to the economy with cultural and creative activity contributing $111.7 billion to Australia’s economy in 2016-17 or 6.4% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product. Compare this to the sports industry which in 20011-12 contributed just 12.8 billion to Australia’s economy.

And so, the W3 alliance wishes to celebrate these achivements by recognising the individuals who play essential roles in this over achieving industry.

Nominating someone is a straight forward process and they will be assessed by a panel of industry experts. The criteria for achievement is based on their enthusiastic contribution and their courage in the artform.

We encourage nominations for those on stage and behind the scenes:-

  • Performers – those we see in the spotlight,
  • People working behind the scenes – producers, writers, directors, designers, technicians and so on,
  • Outstanding Collaborations – reflecting exciting projects made possible through partnerships, and
  • Artists inspiring the next generation – teachers and community engagement workers.

Nominations may be for creative professionals, young and early career artists, and those who deserve recognition for life-time achievement. Nominations open today and will remain open until midnight on Monday 2nd December 2019.

Recognition awards will be announced at a small ceremony on Black Friday, 13th December 2019.

Four artists will be recognised and will receive a $200 cash accolade along with a season double passes to the three organisations’ seasons for 2020, and a workshop pass for Corrugated Iron.

For application forms follow this link –

Brown's Mart Arts Ltd

(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre)
ABN: 67 141 763 895


12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801


General Enquiries

P: 08 8981 5522
(during normal business
hours only)


Theatre Entrance
Side entry Cnr Smith Street &
Harry Chan Avenue

[opposite bus terminal]