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Artist Investment Program 2016

The Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC, has announced investment of more than $400 000 in Tasmanian artists, collaborations and groups through Arts Tasmania's Artist Investment Program 2016.

Feedback from the Artist Investment Panel

As part of Arts Tasmania's new models of investment, the Artist Investment Program for 2016 involved an Expression of Interest stage for the first time, followed by an invitation to submit full applications. As a result of the two-stage process, the panel found that the applications it received at the second stage of the process were in general of a very high standard. Almost all applicants who submitted full applications were recommended for investment. Thirty-three of the forty applications submitted, or 82.50 per cent at the second stage of assessment, were granted funding through the program.

The panel noted that some of the applications it did not support presented great ideas at Expression of Interest stage, but lacked detail or did not have realistic or balanced budgets at application stage.

The panel noted that 10 applicants who were invited to submit full applications after the Expression of Interest stage did not. The panel encouraged the applicants to complete the second stage of application in the future, as there was a high probability that they would have received investment through the program had they submitted applications.

The Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board is conducting a review of the Artist Investment Program as part of Arts Tasmania's new models of investment, taking into account feedback from applicants, peer assessors and panels and the efficacy of administrative processes. The Board will make recommendations for changes to New Models to the Minister for the Arts in December 2016.

Grants

The following artists have received funding through Arts Tasmania's 2016 Artist Investment Program.

Design

Yolanda Zarins received a development grant of $4 777 towards printing textiles and a delivery grant of $3 054 towards presenting her work.

Performing arts

Justus Neumann received a development grant of $15 000 towards a new one man show.

Claire d'Este, Kristy Grierson, Max Meyers and Bryony Geeves received a development grant of $6 450 towards Expressive Robots.

Matthew and Damian Stolp received a development grant of $7 000 towards This Man's Tales (working title).

Literature and print media

Lenny Bartulin received a development grant of $12 000 towards a new novel.

Gillian Ward received a development grant of $8 000 towards The Flower Paintings of Olive Muriel Pink (working title).

Leigh Swinbourne received a development grant of $6 000 towards the first draft of a novel.

Ben Walter received a development grant of $6 670 towards Kunanyi lyrics.

Multimedia and other arts

Nancy Mauro-Flude received a development grant of $9 000 and a delivery grant of $7 500 towards an interactive installation called *DIVINATION*.

Lorraine Biggs, Lila Meleisea and Dane Chisholm received a development grant of $4 000 and a delivery grant of $6 000 towards Resonance – a study of landscape.

Raef Sawford and Matthew Newton received a development grant $9 500 towards Slowburn.

Collaboration The Unconscious Collective received a development grant of $6 680 towards Pastoral and a delivery grant of $8 900 towards Unconformist Radio.

Music

Emma Anglesey received a delivery grant of $11 000 towards a national tour to launch her album.

Tom Vincent received a delivery grant of $7 400 towards a concert and recording of the Tom Vincent Eleventet.

Shan Deng received a development grant of $8 782 towards a residency at the Banff Centre.

Frances Butler, Helen Thomson, Julie Gough and Greg Lehman received a development grant of $22 000 towards A Tasmanian Requiem.

Jed Appleton received a delivery grant of $10 000 towards recording a new album.

David Johnstone received a delivery grant of $14 939 towards recording an album with Mama K and the Big Love.

Visual Arts, Craft and Design

Jane Hodgetts received a development grant of $5 220 towards a new body of work.

Ping Chen received a development grant of $5 000 and a delivery grant of $5 000 towards Returning Lives.

Made Spencer-Castle, Robyn McKinnon, Damian Quilliam and Bridget Arkless received a development grant of $12 450 towards a curatorial mentorship.

Sonia Heap received a delivery grant of $9 750 towards The Armoury.

Francisca Moenne and Rob O'Connor received a development grant of $9 410 towards Black Matter.

Arwen Dyer received a development grant of $7 500 towards a residency in Norway.

Scott Gelston received a delivery grant of $8 000 towards Steel Vignettes.

Eloise Kirk received a development grant of $3 000 towards a residency and a delivery grant of $2 000 towards exhibitions in Hobart and Sydney.

Mairi Ward received a development grant of $8 000 towards a new body of work.

Panel Initiatives

Arts Tasmania's Artsbridge and Artsbridge Connect programs received a total allocation of $45 000 for 2016.

For information on how to apply to Artsbridge and Artsbridge Connect, click here .

Arts Tasmania's Residencies program received a total allocation of $25 000 for 2016, including funds towards two Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Fellowships.

For information on how to apply to the Residencies program, click here .

The University of Melbourne operating through the Asialink Centre received funding of $15 000 towards supporting a Tasmanian artist to undertake a residency through the centre; and towards setting up a reciprocal residency opportunity for an Asian artist in Tasmania.

Four Professional Development Fellowships will be awarded a total allocation of $22 000 for 2016 – including a one-off design/manufacturing internship.

Applications for the Professional Development Fellowships will open in March 2016.

Arts Tasmania's 146Studios program will receive an allocation of $12 125 for cross-artform collaborations in 2016. The new program will include structured practice development opportunities and small materials allowances per studio; and applications will be called for in January 2016.

Arts Tasmania will deliver a region-specific grant program with an allocation of $28 000 for those living in regions with a postcode greater than 7200. Details will be released early 2016.

Peer assessors

The following peer assessors participated in the assessment of Expressions of Interest for the 2016 Artist Investment Program.

  • Peter Bowles
  • Selena de Carvalho
  • Keven Francis
  • Joanna Gair
  • Kate Gordon
  • Dane Hunnerup
  • Robert Jarman
  • Karen Knight
  • Finegan Kruckemeyer
  • Colin Langridge
  • Stephen Leek
  • Deb Malor
  • David Wedd
  • Sarah McCormack
  • Laura McCusker
  • Heather Monkhouse
  • Eva Nilssen
  • Brigita Ozolins
  • Charles Parkinson
  • Dario Phillips
  • Justy Phillips
  • Helen Ransom
  • Diana Reale
  • Serena Rosevear
  • Lian Tanner
  • Stuart Thomson

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.