Professional development program

The arts@work professional development program designs and implements training programs and develops a range of information resources for the Tasmania's arts sector in partnership with business, industry and government organisations.

Our professional development programs offer advice and assistance to arts practitioners through innovative forms of professional development such as mentorships, industry placements and residencies.

AIR - artist in residence program

The AIR program is an artist-in-residence program developed by arts@work in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts. The program gives artists the opportunity to work in partnership with teachers and to share the benefits of creative practice with Tasmanian school students.


Arts Tasmania's Residencies program encourages an exchange of ideas, skills and creativity. Tasmanian artists working in all artforms are encouraged to apply. Funding may be sought for projects that support strategic opportunities for Tasmanian artists to connect with other artists, organisations or places that will inspire career and/or artistic development.

Workshops and forums

arts@work offers an ongoing program of workshops and forums in partnership with arts associated organisations on arts business skills and development topics.

Previous opportunities offered have included:

  • Arts law - a series of workshops covering legal issues for Tasmanian artists, organisations and arts businesses.
  • Arts business - a workshop to assist with defining what your product is, understanding its value and the best ways to brand and communicate to your audience.
  • Public art talk with international sculptor Peter Lundberg
  • Negotiation workshop - a two day workshop specifically designed for arts managers, administrators and artists wishing to develop their negotiation skills.
  • Intellectual Property Workshop
  • Biztro Sessions - a free one hour session providing business advice for emerging or small businesses.

Professional development opportunities are offered throughout the year - register for the arts-e newsbyte to be kept informed of workshop and forum announcements as well as other Arts Tasmania and arts@work program opportunities.

Arts business and artform resources

Arts business and artform resources is a collection of links to websites that may assist artists and arts organisations across all artforms to develop their skills, connections, profile and business practices. They are organized by art form including music, writing, design, performing and visual art and more as well as arts business links that cover financial support, governance and marketing.