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2018 Artist Investment Program

The Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Elise Archer MP, has announced investment of more than $350 000 in Tasmanian artists, collaborations and groups through the 2018 round of Arts Tasmania’s Artist Investment Program.

Feedback from the Artist Investment Panel

Each year Arts Tasmania’s Artist Investment Program is very competitive and this year was no exception. Of the 124 applications received, the panel recommended funding for 35.

The panel provided the following feedback for current and future applicants:

  • Applications should be clear and concise.
  • When referring to or working with communities, such as the Tasmanian Aboriginal community or multicultural communities, it is vital that you consult appropriately and provide evidence of consultation. Arts Tasmania can provide advice if you are not sure how to go about this.
  • Contextualise your project within your broader creative vision or practice. This will give the panel insight as to your career progression and the larger trajectory of your practice. Do not include biographical information that is not relevant to your artistic practice.
  • Support material should be relevant to the project you are applying for. In the case of highly experimental or speculative work, consider a mix of different support material types to best demonstrate your vision to the panel.
  • Web pages, when provided as support material, should be active and up to date.
  • Budgets should be realistic. This includes properly factoring in artist fees and remuneration. It is important to request the amount of funding that you need to successfully realise your project.

Grants

The following artists have received funding through Arts Tasmania’s 2018 Artist Investment Program.

Community arts and cultural development

Rory Dick and Johnathan Scholes received a delivery grant of $7 920 towards the Vibrance Festival’s visual arts and music program.

Literature and print media

Susan Greenhill received a development grant of $10 000 towards The Clinking.

Leigh Rigozzi received a development grant of $8 795 towards the development of a graphic memoir.

Joshua Santospirito received a development grant of $11 000 towards Sydney/Purgatorio.

New media and other arts

James Brennan received a development grant of $8 000 towards Judith’s Return.

Dylan Sheridan and Sam Routledge received a development grant of $6 000 and a delivery grant of $4 000 towards Prospect.

Phillipa Stafford and Julia Drouhin received a delivery grant of $13 800 towards Sisters Akousmatica: XYL.

Music

Shan Deng and Peter Tanfield received a delivery grant of $17 204 towards Duo Tasman's tour of China, including an ABC broadcast and recording.

Rachel Meyers and David McNamara received a development grant of $2 830 towards A Jew in Tasmania.

Jason Peppiatt, of Psycroptic, received a delivery grant of $8 706 towards the band’s upcoming tour of South America.

Glenn Richards received a development grant of $4 000 towards Melopoeia - song poems from Tasmania.

Ben Salter received a delivery grant of $9 594 towards the Back Yourself album tour in Europe.

Claire Anne Taylor received a delivery grant of $10 358 towards tour to launch and promote her upcoming album.

Performing arts

Frances Butler received a Guarantee Against Loss of $16 000 towards A Tasmanian Requiem.

Jane Longhurst received a development grant of $7 801 towards a mentorship in performance making.

Halcyon Macleod received a development grant of $5 850 towards the creative development of The Kids.

Emma Porteus received a development grant of $15 500 towards her professional development program.

Visual Arts, craft and design

Simon Ancher received a development grant of $11 000 towards the creation of new work and marketing expenses.

Peter Bowles received a development grant of $11 810 towards the development of new work and attendance at the 2018 Glass Art Society International Conference in Italy.

Lucy Bleach received a development grant of $6 500 towards the creation of new work to be presented at The Unconformity in 2018.

Irene Briant received a development grant of $6 000 and a delivery grant of $5 000 towards Irene Briant – A Survey (working title).

Eliza Burke received a delivery grant of $15 928 towards Systematic.

Jane Giblin received a delivery grant of $4 143 towards I SHED MY SKIN - A Furneaux Islands Story.

Pete Mattila received a development grant of $15 000 and a delivery grant of $2 000 towards Catalysis.

Francisca Moenne, Robert O’Connor and Julie Gough received a development grant of $8 925 towards Black Matter Volume I: Origin and Route.

Thomas O’Hern received a development grant of $12 500 towards the development of new large scale drawings.

Tricky Walsh and Colin Langridge received a development grant of $9 000 and a delivery grant of $1 600 towards Static.

Mairi Ward received a delivery grant of $17 617 towards exhibiting at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong.

Panel Initiatives

Arts Tasmania’s Artsbridge and Artsbridge Connect programs received a total allocation of $35 000 for 2018.

Arts Tasmania’s Residencies program received a total allocation of $25 000 for 2018, including funds towards the Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency.

Peer assessors

The following peer assessors participated in the first stage of assessment for the 2018 Artist Investment Program.

  • Alison Wilkes
  • Ben Walter
  • Charles Parkinson
  • Chris Townend
  • Dane Hunnerup
  • David Edgar
  • Emma Anglesey
  • Eva Nilssen
  • Eve Klein
  • Glenn Schultz
  • Greg Leong
  • Jarrod Rawlins
  • Jessica Wells
  • Joshua Lowe
  • Julie Hunt
  • Julie Waddington
  • Karina Clarke
  • Kate Gordon
  • Keven Francis
  • Kitty Taylor
  • Lisa Garland
  • Lucy Parakhina
  • Maeve Mhairi MacGregor
  • Matthew Lamb
  • Michelle Forbes
  • Natalie Holtsbaum
  • Nathan Tucker
  • Patrick Sutczak
  • Sara Wright
  • Sarah McCormack
  • Simon Spain
  • Stephen Leek
  • Toby Muir-Wilson
  • Tracey Cockburn
  • Wayne Hudson

Arts Tasmania and the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board thanks the peer assessors and the Artist Investment Panel for their contribution towards the assessment of applications to the Artist Investment Program.