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146 ArtSpace

146 ArtStudios

Arts Tasmania has five studios at 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. In 2016, Arts Tasmania will offer the studios to support artists and arts businesses that wish to expand their existing practice through cross artform/cross genre explorations and experimentation.

It is envisaged that the studios will give the successful applicants the time and space to be able to work on new ideas, develop and nurture new relationships and a base from which to branch out.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a subsidised 24 month studio licence
  • 16 hours with a paid mentor who works in another artform/genre over the course of 24 months
  • a materials allowance of $1 025 per studio
  • access to the NBN in each studio
  • the opportunity to engage with other tenants.

The studio tenants will be a cohort of creative thinkers who are interested in challenging their practice. They will come from a range of disciplines and experiences in order to develop a rich and stimulating studio environment.

Studio tenants must be capable of working autonomously and productively in a communal environment, and commit to using the space on an ongoing basis across the life of the licence. Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the development of a supportive and collaborative studio culture and be open to developing networks and relationships across the studios.

See here for more information about the studio spaces available.

Key dates

Applications open: 15 December 2015
Applications close: 25 February 2016

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists based in Tasmania. Visit general eligibility for more information.
  • Partnerships, collaborations and other unincorporated groups whose focus is on arts outcomes.

Artform/business eligibility

  • Applications from all artform areas will be considered, however, regard should be given to the limitations of the space by familiarising yourself with the floor layout and restrictions.

Who can't apply?

  • Individual artists who are not based in Tasmania. Visit general eligibility for more information.
  • Partnerships, collaborations and other unincorporated groups with no Tasmanian members.
  • Incorporated bodies - funding for incorporated bodies is available through the Organisation Investment Program.
  • Anyone who has previously received a grant from Arts Tasmania that has not been satisfactorily acquitted.

How do I apply?

The 146 ArtStudio application form is available below as a PDF or word document.

Against what criteria will my application be assessed?

There are a number of indicators of quality that peers may take into consideration. You are not required to address these indicators one by one but you must demonstrate how they are reflected in your project.

  • Strength of artistic concept and artistic practice
  • Creativity - imagination and originality
  • Progression - fresh artistic approaches, experimentation and creative challenge
  • Currency - timeliness in career, relevance to career development, potential for growth in practice

See the assessment guidelines page for more information on how the criteria is considered in the assessment.

The panel members will primarily take into account the quality of the application, the relevant experience and calibre of the applicant and the identification of goals/outcomes that would be achieved during the tenancy. They will give further consideration to the mix of studio tenants, looking to ensure a diverse skills mix across a range of creative disciplines.

Who will assess my application?

Applications will be assessed by a peer panel against the criteria of quality and reach.

What do I submit as an application?

All submissions must include:

Please note that excess support material will not be accepted. All attachments should be listed on the support material cover page and each attachment should be clearly labelled.

Visit artistic support material for information relating to accepted formats.

Help with your application

We recommend you seek advice from a program officer before submitting your application. Program officers are a useful source of information and can provide advice on your application at any stage of the process. You can make an appointment with the program officers for a face-to-face meeting or contact them directly via phone or e-mail.

Due to the number of programs operated by Arts Tasmania, there is great demand for program officers' time and therefore contact time with a program officer is limited.

Program officer Ashlee Irwin is available to discuss your application to the 146 ArtStudios program.