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Cultural Heritage Program

The Cultural Heritage Program supports museums, galleries and collections to deliver a range of high quality cultural heritage activities that strengthen Tasmania's robust, diverse and vibrant cultural heritage sector, engage and inspire audiences and the wider community, and preserve Tasmania's movable  cultural heritage.

Key dates

Opens: 3 July 2017
Closes: 1 November 2017
Notification: February 2018
Funding period grants: 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019, or multi-year for up to four years from 1 July 2018
Funding period Roving Curator:
March 2018 - December 2018

Categories of support

There are two categories of support:

Cultural Heritage - Program Category - for organisations applying for investment in an annual program. Organisations applying to this program must have one or more full time equivalent (FTE) collections professional staff members.

Cultural Heritage - Projects Category - for organisations applying for investment in a project.

What is Movable Cultural Heritage?

Essentially, movable cultural heritage is defined as natural or manufactured objects that have cultural heritage significance, that are readily transportable – i.e. they need to be able to be moved, such as a painting. This does not include "built heritage" or "immovable cultural heritage" (such as buildings, monuments or stained glass window which are parts of walls), underwater cultural heritage (such as shipwrecks), intangible cultural heritage (such as oral traditions) and natural heritage (such as geological formations). Movable cultural heritage can include items such as letters, photographs, books, art, machinery, furniture, natural items such as botanical specimens, sound recordings and video recordings.