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Artsbridge 2017

Round 1 - March

Luke Reid is an early career writer/spoken word artist based in Launceston, Tasmania. He will use an Artsbridge international grant of $2 250 to travel to Banff, Canada as one of fifteen artists selected from across the work to participate in the Banff Centre Spoken Word Program.

Simone Walters is a professional modern orchestral bassoonist, contra-bassoonist and a part-time member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She will use an Artsbridge international grant of $1 967 to attend two specialist Baroque performance summer schools - the Oregon Bach Society's Berwick Academy in Eugene and the American Bach Soloists Festival Academy in San Francisco.

Scott Van Tuil is an early career Tasmanian Designer. He will use an Artsbridge national grant of $330 to exhibit at Denfair, Melbourne.  

Mark Downie is an established, well-respected Tasmanian musician and performer. He will use an Artsbridge international grant of $7 250 to enable his band, The Dead Maggies to undertake a comprehensive music tour playing at key festivals across the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Link to news article: Artsbridge 2017



2018 Vita Brown Bequest Bursary - applications open

Monday 1 May 2017

Intaglio etching with post press hand inking and watercolour, Sonia Strong

Vita Ethel Brown (11 October 1916 – 15 December 2012) generously bequeathed funds to Arts Tasmania "to make a grant to assist two or more emerging artists to purchase materials provided always that the artist chosen shall be justified by their work."

As a result, Arts Tasmania is able to offer two $500 bursaries each year to artists who have spent less than two years working in any artform or have been absent from professional practice for the last two years.

Click here for more information about the Vita Brown Bequest Bursaries.

Applications close 3 July 2017

Link to news article: 2018 Vita Brown Bequest Bursary - open for applications



Divination - Nancy Mauro-Flude. Performance installation still from Dark Mofo. Photography: Aaron Horsley. Image courtesy: Nancy Mauro-Flude and Bett Gallery.

2018 Artist Investment Program - now open

Monday, 1 May 2017

Arts Tasmania's Artist Investment Program invests in individual artists, partnerships, collaborations and unincorporated groups working in any artform. It offers opportunities for practitioners at all career stages to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania's robust, diverse and vibrant arts sector.  

Projects may involve creative development, exhibiting, recording or producing works, writing and researching creative projects and concepts, market and audience development, professional development and taking advantage of promotional opportunities. Support may also be available for travel and living allowances.

Click here for more information about the Artist Investment Program.

It is highly recommend that you contact one of our program officer before submitting your application. To book an appointment to discuss your project, please call (03) 6165 6666 or email info@arts.tas.gov.au

Applications close 3 July 2017

Image credit: Divination - Nancy Mauro-Flude. Performance installation still from Dark Mofo. Photography: Aaron Horsley. Image courtesy: Nancy Mauro-Flude and Bett Gallery.

Link to news article: 2018 Artist Investment Program - now open



Residencies 2017

The following artists have been successful in receiving funding for residencies through Arts Tasmania's International and Tasmanian Residencies program.

The program offers artists the choice of three options; an international residency through a partnership between the Alcorso Foundation and Arts Tasmania; a wilderness residency in one of nine available in Tasmanian national parks; or a cultural residency in one of eight available Tasmanian cultural and heritage sites.

Round 1 - March

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Fellowship

  • Philippa Mott, Curatorial Assistant at Mona, will undertake a five-week tour of Europe to attend a workshop at the Royal College of the Arts in London, the 57th Venice Biennale, Documenta in Athens and Skulptur Projekte in Germany building upon her existing international network. She received $7 000 towards the residency

Tasmanian Residencies

  • Vivienne Cutbush is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist, writer and poet based in Hobart. Her interest is in the intersection of language and art making. Vivienne will undertake a four-week residency at Rocky Cape to interact with the local community and experiment with new forms in her practice to develop a long-form, non-fiction graphic novel. She received $2 500 towards the residency.
  • Julie Gough received $3 750 towards a residency at Woolmers Estate in 2018 to continue her investigations into her family connections to Norfolk Plains, Woolmers and Brickendon estates. 
  • Stephanie Han is an emerging curator who will undertake an eight-week residency at the Hobart Female Factory. Through exploring the sites artefacts and heritage staff’s knowledge of the collection Stephanie will curate an exhibition working from the collection of objects and stories of the Female Factory. She received $5 000 towards the residency.
  • Emily Sheppard is a classically trained violinist and violist who will undertake residencies at Mole Creek Caves and Hastings Caves. Emily received $2 500 towards the residency.

Link to news article: Residencies 2017



The Tasmanians Project: Yolanda Zarins, 2016.

Don't starve for your art - plan to succeed creatively

Wednesday, 14 March 2017

Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts are hitting the road around Tasmania to give you the lowdown on the many opportunities available for artists locally and nationally. We are offering a number of different options in each location – you can sign up for one or all including:

  1. Forum – come along to a 90 min forum to learn more about federal funding opportunities and the range of different opportunities provided by Arts Tasmania to support artists and arts organisations through our investment and industry development programs. Click here to register
  2. Grant application 3 hour workshop – everything you ever wanted to know about applying for arts grants. Click here to register
  3. Meet with a Public Art Program Officer – Arts Tasmania manages around 40 commissions each year so book a 20 min meeting to discuss anything that could help you submit an application or secure a commission. See dates below and call 6165 6666 to book an appointment.
  4. Consider your Professional Development – book a 20 minute slot to talk with the Arts Tasmania Professional Development Officer about your arts practice, career directions and advice on individual development opportunities. See dates below and call 6165 6666 to book an appointment.
  5. Meet with an Australia Council representative – find out what opportunities are offered nationally through the Australia Council for the Arts that might be relevant to you. See dates below and call 6165 6666 to book an appointment.

Hobart

Wednesday 26 April 2017
Workshop: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Kickstart Arts) - SOLD OUT. Join the waiting list here.
Appointments - Australia Council, Public Art and/or Professional Development Officer: 1:30 – 4:30 pm (Arts Tasmania)
Forum: 5:30 – 7:00 pm (Rosny Barn)

Launceston  

Thursday 27 April 2017
Appointments – Australia Council, Public Art and/or Professional Development Officer: 1:30 – 4:30 pm (Cornwall Square)
Forum: 5:30 – 7:00 pm (Earl Arts Centre)

Friday 28 April 2017
Workshop: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Launceston LINC)
Appointments - Public Art Program Officer: 1:30 – 4:30 pm (Cornwall Square)

Burnie

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Workshop: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Burnie LINC)
Appointments - Australia Council, Public Art and/or Professional Development Officer: 1:30 – 4:30 pm (Burnie LINC)
Forum: 5:30 – 7:00 pm (Maker’s Workshop)

Queenstown

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Workshop: 1:30 – 4:30 pm (West Coast Hub)
Forum: 5:30 – 7:00 pm (LARQ)

Thursday 4 May 2017
Appointments - Australia Council, Public Art and/or Professional Development Officer: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (West Coast Hub)

All the appointments, forums and workshops are free, but bookings are essential. There are limited appointments available so if you book and appointment but then can’t make it please let us know as we anticipate having waiting lists and we will be able to give someone else the spot.  

For more information or to book an appointment call 6165 6666. You can register online for workshops and forums.

Appointment bookings and event registrations for Hobart and Launceston close Friday 21 April 2017 and for Burnie and Queenstown Friday 28 April 2017.

Image credit: The Tasmanians Project: Yolanda Zarins, 2016.

Link to news article: Don’t starve for your art – plan to succeed creatively



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