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Information for successful applicants

If your application to Arts Tasmania is successful, you will receive a notification that the Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC, has approved an investment under the Arts Tasmania Grants and Loans Program.

The following information has been provided to guide you through the process of accepting and managing your Arts Tasmania investment.
Please select the relevant information for you:

Arm’s length funding and peer-group decision-making

The Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board operates on two interrelated principles: arm’s length funding and peer-group assessment and decision-making. The arm’s length funding principle refers to the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board maintaining a distance from the day-to-day business of Government.

The arm’s length funding principle goes hand-in-hand with the principle of peer-group assessment and decision-making. The board, its panels and committees are independent of the artists and arts organisations they assist.

The majority of panel members are practising artists, arts workers or people who have practised in the arts. This means that they bring practical knowledge and experience of their artforms to the board. Other members, such as community representatives or people with expertise in relevant areas, also contribute their knowledge to the decision making process.

The Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board reviews the panel’s recommendations and then makes final recommendations to the Minister for the Arts.