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Funding and investment

Do you want to realise an artistic vision, create or present your work or develop your skills or business?

Arts Tasmania may be your key to making it happen. We offer a range of investment and development opportunities for professional artists, arts businesses and arts organisations across all artforms. We also offer programs to support small museums and collections to manage movable cultural heritage.

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Programs and key dates

Programs for individuals

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Aboriginal Arts Program

Arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists and organisations.
Closed 19 June 2017 31 July 2017 November 2017

Artsbridge

Self-directed artist residencies and professional development opportunities overseas.
Open year round 1 December 2017 30 working days

Artsbridge Connect

Assistance for interstate or overseas opportunities for Tasmanian artists.

Open year round 1 December 2017 30 working days

Artist Investment Program

Funding for artists to realise creative projects.

Closed 1 May 2017 4 July 2017 October 2017

Low-interest Loans

Low-interest loans for artists and arts organisations.

Open year round any time 30 working days

Regional Arts Fund - Community Grants

Funding for development and/or delivery of new creative projects in any artform.

Closed4 July 2017 
1 February 2018
15 August 2017
15 March 2018 
18 weeks

Regional Arts Fund - Quick Response Grants

Funding for artists to respond to unique opportunities that present at short notice.

Openyear round (excluding December)Last Sunday of every month10 working days

Residencies

Artist residencies at locations across Tasmania.

Open twice yearly 1 March 2017 
1 September 2017
Eight weeks

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Self directed artist residencies and professional development opportunities overseas.

Open twice yearly 1 March 2017 
1 September 2017
Eight weeks

The Vita Brown Bequest Bursary

Small grants for emerging or returning artists to buy materials.

Closed 1 May 2017 4 July 2017 August 2017

Programs for organisations

ProgramStatusOpensClosesNotification

Aboriginal Arts Program

Arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists and organisations.

Closed 19 June 2017 31 July 2017 November 2017

Artsbridge Connect

Assistance for interstate or overseas opportunities for Tasmanian artists.

Open year round 1 December 2017 30 working days

Cultural Heritage Program

Support for museums, galleries and collections that preserve Tasmania's movable cultural heritage.

Open 3 July 2017 1 November 2017 March 2018

Low-interest Loans

Low-interest loans for artists and arts organisations.

Open year round any time 30 working days

Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection Grant

Funding to purchase capital items for the preservation or display of collections in small museums and collections.

Open 3 July 2017 5 February 2018 May 2018

Organisations Investment Program

Funding for arts organisations to deliver arts activities.

Closed 19 December 2016 24 March 2017 August 2017

Regional Arts Fund - Community Grants

Funding for development and/or delivery of new creative projects in any artform.

Closed4 July 2017 
1 February 2018
15 August 2017 
15 March 2018
18 weeks

Roving Curators

Time with museums professionals to assist with the curation and management of public and community collections, art galleries and museums.

Open 3 July 2017 1 November 2017 February 2018

Other grants and opportunities

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