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How to apply

It is strongly recommended that you to contact one of Arts Tasmania's program officers before submitting your application to obtain advice that may be relevant to your specific proposal.

Please call (03) 6165 6666 to speak to a program officer or to book an appointment.

If you are ready to make an application, you should:

  • check the general eligibility requirements to ensure that you and/or your project is eligible
  • check the closing date
  • read the information on the relevant program page
  • read the conditions of investment
  • start developing your project/program idea
  • write your application - a form is available on the relevant program page
  • prepare the budget if required - a template is available on the relevant program page
  • select support material and gather supporting documentation
  • review your application
  • submit your application by the closing date.

Arts Tasmania seeks to support socially inclusive arts practices and heritage management that are appropriate to the needs of those in our community who are at risk of social exclusion. Please read the Arts Tasmania social inclusion principles if you have an application that relates to a particular cultural or special needs group.

Confidentiality and the Right To Information Act

You should be aware that information you provide to Arts Tasmania, and details of any financial assistance package, may be subject to requests for public disclosure under the Right to Information Act (Tas) 2009 (the Act). Arts Tasmania has the capacity under the Act to argue that information falls within one of the exemptions established under the Act, provided that the requirements of the exemption are clearly met.

You can assist Arts Tasmania in identifying information which may be sensitive in nature by clearly drawing attention to such sensitivities. Any information you provide to Arts Tasmania that is commercially sensitive should be stamped or clearly marked accordingly, and you should reinforce this by highlighting any such classification to an Arts Tasmania program officer.

In dealing with requests for disclosure of information under the Act, we will consider your views regarding the level of disclosure, if any, that should be allowed. Nevertheless, you should be aware that Arts Tasmania ultimately may not have any choice but to release information under the direction of the Ombudsman in accordance with the Act.

Personal Information Protection Statement

The Tasmanian Government and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information. We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use by compliance with the obligations provided under the Personal Information Protection Act (Tas) 2004. Your personal information will be collected from you by Arts Tasmania for the purpose of undertaking the management of our programs of assistance to the arts and movable cultural heritage. Arts Tasmania will ensure that your personal information will not be used or disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except if required or allowed by law. You may contact the department's Personal Information Protection Officer on 1800 030 688 should you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information by the department.

Working with children

Arts Tasmania is committed to encouraging the involvement of young people and children in the arts, both as participants in the creative process and as audience members. Such involvement needs to be within a set of safeguards that protect children from exploitation and harm.

If you are successful in receiving investment from Arts Tasmania, you will be obligated to abide by the Australia Council’s protocols for working with children and any relevant laws and regulations that apply in Tasmania or other jurisdictions where the funded project or program is taking place.

Details on the requirements in Tasmania are available at:

The Australia Council’s protocols for working with children are available at: