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Arts Tasmania is moving

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Arts Tasmania is moving to Parliament Square

The Hobart office of Arts Tasmania is moving to a new premises on Monday 25 September 2017.

The move to the new Salamanca Building, Parliament Square, will bring all the business units in Department of State Growth's Cultural and Tourism Development Division together in one space with Arts Tasmania co-located with Events Tasmania, Screen Tasmania and the Tourism and Hospitality Supply Unit.

The move will provide greater opportunities for collaboration and closer working relationships across the division and Department of State Growth as it continues to promote and develop Tasmania's cultural and creative industries.

The availability of Arts Tasmania staff for our clients will not change. All of our clients are welcome to make an appointment to meet staff at mutually convenient times. Visitors will need to report to the concierge/reception desk located in the foyer of the Salamanca Building where they will be met by an Arts Tasmania staff member.

Arts Tasmania are also pleased that the public artwork, Shutter by Judith Abell, commissioned by the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme in 2008 for the current Elizabeth Street offices, will be installed prominently in the foyer of the Salamanca Building, Parliament Square.

This move will not affect northern Tasmania staff who will remain at the Arts Tasmania office at Cornwall Square in Launceston.

From Monday 25 September, Arts Tasmania's new Hobart office address is:Shutter, Jude Abell. Commissioned through the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme

Physical address:
Salamanca Building, Parliament Square
4 Salamanca Place, Hobart, 7000.

Postal address:
Arts Tasmania,
GPO Box 536,
Hobart, 7001

Other contact details will remain the same

Phone: 03 6165 6666

Image: Shutter, Jude Abell. Commissioned through the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme

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Boost for Tasmanian arts and cultural production

Cast of Trash This Place, DRILL, 2016.

Arts Tasmania’s Organisations Investment Program will provide over $2.2 million in funding to support Tasmanian arts organisations to deliver high quality arts experiences and activities around the state in 2018.

Investment in Tasmania’s arts organisations is vital to strengthen Tasmania’s robust, diverse and vibrant arts sector. Arts organisations deliver a range of high quality arts activities for all Tasmanians, they engage and inspire audiences and the wider community and provide valuable professional development opportunities for Tasmanian artists and arts workers.

There are 10 organisations who will receive new investment with an additional 11 organisations already funded through multi-year agreements.

  • Some of the organisations receiving new investment through the Organisations Investment Program include:
    DRILL is focused on building a stronger local dance industry from the grassroots, supporting young people through its projects and facilitating their transition to further training. They have been awarded project funding to create and present a major dance work for young people, NEON.  
  • Constance ARI is an artist run initiative that has been awarded funding to create innovative, paid opportunities for artists in 2018 to develop and present new work in a variety of settings. Constance provides Tasmanian visual artists with critical support, resources and audience engagement opportunities to realise projects that align with contemporary arts practice.
  • The Unconformity has been awarded funding for its artistic program that will engage local, Tasmanian, national and international artists in the Queenstown and west coast community in 2018.

For a full list of successful applicants, please visit
For further information on the Organisations Investment Program, please visit

Image credit:  Cast of Trash This Place, DRILL, 2016. Choreographed by Angela Barnard. Photographer: Joshua Lowe

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Cultural Heritage Program - now open

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Arts Tasmania’s Cultural Heritage Program is now open for applications. The program supports collections to deliver a range of high quality activities that strengthen Tasmania’s robust, diverse and vibrant cultural heritage sector.

Museums, galleries, collections and other organisations with a collection of movable cultural heritage are encouraged to apply for investment through grants or Roving Curator time to assist with the management of their collections.

Click here for more information on the Cultural Heritage program.

Applications close Wednesday 1 November 2017

Image: Two-way radio display, Deny King Heritage Museum, Melaleuca

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Regional Arts Fund - funding programs now open

Thursday, 6 July 2017

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia, providing funding for artist professional development and arts projects that involve regional and remote communities.

Arts Tasmania is now administering the program in Tasmania on behalf of Regional Arts Australia.

There are two grant programs available in this fund:

The objectives and general eligibility for applicants to the Regional Arts Fund are determined by the Australian Government. These guidelines deem all of Tasmania as regional, therefore all Tasmanian residents and organisations are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information about the Regional Arts Fund.

Image: Panorama, Stompin, 2016

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Stompin Youth Choreographic Project

Funding boost for Tasmania's cultural and creative industries

Friday, 26 May 2017

Funding for the cultural and creative industries has been boosted in the State Budget with a dedicated Youth Arts Strategy to be implemented over the next four years.

The 2017-18 State Budget provides $1.44 million over the next four years in new funding to support and invigorate Tasmania’s youth arts sector.

The strategy will provide funds to support individual artists and arts organisations that work with young Tasmanians to improve social health, well-being and employment opportunities through arts education and engagement.

There is ample Australian and international research that highlights the importance of participatory engagement with the arts to boost the development of ‘soft-skills’ such as self-efficacy, self-esteem and social engagement, irrespective of socio-demographics and prior achievement.

Profound participatory arts experiences and deep cultural engagement stay with us for life. This funding will provide greater opportunities for arts participation, increase motivation and engagement, and assist to identify pathways into professional careers of Tasmania’s young people.

The strategy will fund projects and programs that value artistic, cultural and creative experiences for our young people. It will stimulate independent and creative thinking, develop inter-generational cultural exchange, foster the next generation of artists and arts audiences, and build a brighter future for Tasmania.

There will be more information and details about the implementation of the strategy released in the coming weeks and months. Other budget news for the cultural and creative industries can be found here.

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Image: Stompin Youth Choreographic Project. Photographer: Jasper Da Seymour

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