Arts Tasmania is the government agency responsible for policy and planning for arts and culture in Tasmania and for the development of the arts industry and movable cultural heritage sector. It is part of the Department of State Growth.
Arts Tasmania encompasses both the departmental functions of the state arts agency and secretariat functions for the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board in its peer assessment and policy development roles. Its industry development work aims to increase the capacity of the arts and movable cultural heritage sectors and the viability of cultural careers through a number of strategic initiatives and a range of programs.
Our vision is for a robust, diverse, vibrant arts sector in Tasmania which is valued by Tasmanians and which is nationally and internationally recognised. There is more information about our vision and its implementation in the Arts Tasmania Vision Statement.
One of Arts Tasmania's core responsibilities each year is to administer grants and loans distributed under the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board Act 1975.
Arts Tasmania offers the following programs to assist artists and arts organisations.
Funding and investment
- Aboriginal Arts Program
- Artsbridge Connect
- Artist Investment Program
- Cultural Heritage Program
- Low-interest Loans
- Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection
- Organisations Investment Program
- Roving Curators
- The Vita Brown Bequest Bursary
- Youth Arts Program - Organisations