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Grants and loans

Arts Tasmania offers a range of grant programs for professional artists, arts businesses and arts organisations. We also offer programs to support small museums and collections to manage movable cultural heritage.

For more information on how to apply, visit information for applicants.

You can discuss your project with a member of Arts Tasmania’s grants team before you submit an application. Contact the grants team on 03 6165 6666 or grants@arts.tas.gov.au

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Programs and key dates

Programs for individuals and groups

ProgramStatusOpensCloses

Aboriginal Arts Program

Arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists and organisations.
Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

Artsbridge

Support towards opportunities interstate or overseas, or assistance to bring national and international arts professionals to Tasmania.
Open 24 January 2020
1 May 2020
14 August 2020
10 March 2020
6 July 2020
5 October 2020

Education Residencies

Residencies in an educational environment working alongside teachers and students.

Open 24 January 2020 10 March 2020

Jeju International Residency

This program supports Tasmanian artists to undertake a cultural exchange residency in Jeju Province in South Korea.

Closed To be advised. To be advised.

Low-interest loans

Low-interest loans for artists and arts organisations.

Open 24 January 2020
14 August 2020
10 March 2020
5 October 2020

Individuals and groups

Funding for artists to realise creative projects.

Closed 1 May 2020 6 July 2020

Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

Mentorships to develop the capacity of young Tasmanian Aboriginal artists.

Closed 14 August 20205 October 2020

Tasmanian Residencies

Artist residencies at locations across Tasmania.

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

The FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary

Assist contemporary jewellers to undertake relevant professional development activities.

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

The Vita Brown Bequest Bursary

Small grants for emerging or returning artists to buy materials.

Open 24 January 2020 10 March 2020

Programs for organisations

Following applicant and peer assessor feedback, the following programs will be assessed in the same funding round:

Your organisation will only need to submit one application to be considered across these programs (subject to your organisation's eligibility). The application form will give you room to address the objectives of each program you are applying to.

This will reduce the amount of application writing and allow for greater consistency in peer assessment across these programs. It will also improve the timeliness of notifications so that you will know the outcome of your applications earlier in the year, allowing for greater planning time.

Applicants may receive funding through more than one program.

We strongly encourage you to contact Arts Tasmania on 03 6165 6666 or grants@arts.tas.gov.au once the rounds open to discuss what this change means for you.

ProgramStatusOpensCloses

Aboriginal Arts Program

Arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists and organisations.

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

Art Fair Industry Development Initiative

Supports Tasmanian commercial galleries to represent local artists at key national markets.

Open7 February 20202 April 2020

Artsbridge

Assistance to bring national and international arts professionals to Tasmania.

Open 24 January 2020
1 May 2020
14 August 2020
10 March 2020
6 July 2020
5 October 2020

Cultural Heritage Organisations

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

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

Cultural Heritage Organisations (multi-year)

Multi-year operational support for museums, galleries and collections that preserve Tasmania's movable cultural heritage.

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

Low-interest loans

Low-interest loans for artists and arts organisations.

Open 24 January 2020
14 August 2020
10 March 2020
5 October 2020

Roving Curators

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

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

The Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative

Supports arts organisations based in Northern Tasmania to deliver high quality arts activities.

Closed 1 May 2020 6 July 2020

Organisations

Funding for organisations to deliver arts activities.

Closed 1 May 2020 6 July 2020

Organisations (multi-year)

Multi-year operational funding for arts organisations in Tasmania.

Closed 1 May 2020 6 July 2020

Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

Mentorships to develop the capacity of young Tasmanian Aboriginal artists.

Closed 14 August 2020 5 October 2020

Youth Arts Organisations

This fund is to support projects that actively engage young people (aged twenty five years and under) to develop their creative skills and capacities, and enhance their social health and wellbeing.

Closed 1 May 2020 6 July 2020

Other grants and opportunities

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