Snapshot: Celebrating our staff
In 2017–18, our staff participated in two events that challenged our creativity and encouraged agency–wide cooperation.
We entered the Museum Dance Off, a light-hearted international competition featuring museums, galleries, libraries and archives showcasing their work—and their best dance moves. Utilising existing internal resources, with staff volunteering their own time to rehearse, we produced an entry inspired by Kylie Minogue’s 1990 hit Step Back in Time.
Producing the video was both a team-building exercise and a creative way to showcase our people, skills and facilities. It also built our profile in Australia and overseas, with the video receiving 46,730 votes and the NFSA winning the Australian champion title. Out of 48 entries from all over the world, we were thrilled to finish fourth overall, all the more so given that it was our first ever entry. Media coverage included television (ABC News, Studio 10), print (The Canberra Times), radio (ABC, 2CC, Mix FM) and online (ABC, Fairfax publications).
Our staff also participated in a two-day Hackathon in January, during which small teams workshopped and pitched ideas addressing our key challenges. The winning project will see the introduction of the first NFSA ‘Youth Ambassador’. A mini-Hackathon in March inspired the development of a public event planned for later in 2018.