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General eligibility

Who can apply to Arts Tasmania's programs of investment?

If you or your organisation has received a grant from Arts Tasmania in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted, you are not eligible to apply to Arts Tasmania's programs of investment.

  • Professional artists and arts workers residing in Tasmania. To apply you must have been resident in Tasmania for six of the past twelve months, and be resident in the state for the period of proposed project (the latter requirement is waived where the grant is for interstate or overseas travel)
  • Arts organisations based in Tasmania
  • Arts organisations based outside of Tasmania, but conducting a program in Tasmania
  • Cultural heritage organisations based in Tasmania

Information for students

Undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to apply for grants. However, any activity that is part of a course or contributes to course assessment is not eligible for funding. Applicants who are students should provide a letter from the relevant supervisor to confirm that the project in the application is not for assessment.

What can you apply for?

Funded activities can include exhibitions, productions, concerts, literary magazines, publications, touring, arts activities within festivals, industry development, audience development, or community cultural development projects.

If you are seeking investment towards publishing, please visit the publishing page for more information.

Financial assistance for capital works or the purchase of assets is limited to the following programs offered by Arts Tasmania:

Artists and arts organisations cannot apply for investment towards:

  • projects or activities that do not involve or benefit professional artists or arts workers. Pro-am and amateur productions may only apply for specific professional arts components of productions or projects
  • projects or activities that do not have a clearly defined arts component
  • projects or activities that have already taken place
  • initial training in the arts, including formally accredited undergraduate courses and postgraduate programs whether at government or private schools in Australia and/or overseas
  • projects or work that will form part of an assessable body of work at a formally accredited educational institution
  • competitions, prizes, fundraising events and award exhibitions
  • the cost of CD pressing or book printing
  • fees relating to registration with print-on-demand publishing services
  • childcare costs
  • activities that are the responsibility of other funding bodies or government agencies at federal, state or local level including film, television and video projects. Note: Multimedia projects related to other artforms (e.g. gallery installations or music videos) may be funded by Arts Tasmania.

Cultural heritage organisations cannot apply for investment towards:

  • all publications with the exception of publications covering the content and/or the interpretation of the applicant's collection
  • the cost of CD pressing or book printing
  • retrospective activity or losses resulting from an activity or program. Similarly, the funded project cannot begin before receipt of formal written notification of the grant
  • the employment of non-professional museum workers
  • initial training in museums and collections management
  • study in formally accredited undergraduate courses and postgraduate programs
  • projects or work that will form part of an assessable body of work at a formally accredited educational institution
  • activities that are properly the responsibility of other funding bodies or government agencies at federal, state or local level
  • activities of national organisations, except where there is direct benefit to Tasmania
  • competitions, prizes, fund-raising events and award exhibitions
  • film, television, video and multimedia projects. Multimedia projects related to other interpretation of your collection may be funded by Arts Tasmania. If in doubt, please contact a program officer
  • childcare costs

If you are unsure as to whether your application will be eligible for funding, you should contact an Arts Tasmania program officer to discuss your project's eligibility.

The Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board may look at application eligibility on a case-by-case basis to take into account extenuating circumstances.