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Artsbridge 2018 (Round One)

The funding recommendations were made by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.

Feedback from the expert peers

The round was very competitive, with a large number of applications received.

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

  • Ask friends or colleagues to review a draft before making a submission. Ask that they check for simple grammatical or spelling errors, and seek feedback on the overall clarity and structure of the draft.
  • The peers encouraged applicants not to shy away from talking about lessons they learned from unsuccessful projects when discussing their practice.
  • Support material that is recent and relevant to the activity being applied for strengthens applications. Web links should be active.
  • A good support letter demonstrates an understanding of the project, any commitments made to the project, and the benefits that will flow from an activity. Generic support letters or letters supplied for another opportunity rarely do this.


The following artists and organisations received funding through Arts Tasmania’s Artsbridge program.

Lucia Benson - $2 803 towards presenting at the Splice Festival in London, UK.

Ruth Langford - $5 598 towards sending Tasmanian Aboriginal representation to the Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair.

Mature Artist Dance Experience (MADE) - $3 000 towards bringing Liz Aggiss to Hobart to create new work, mentor local artists and conduct workshops.

Nathan Maynard - $3 000 towards bringing Irish writer Clare Murphy to Tasmania for creative development.

Duncan Meerding - $3 000 towards participating in the invitation only Venice Design 2018 exhibition in Venice, Italy.

Laura McCusker - $3 000 towards attending Haystack’s open studio residency in Maine, USA.

Glen Murray - $3 000 towards remounting Babel at the Vrystaat Kunstefees Arts Festival in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Performing Lines Ltd. (Tasmania Performs) - $2 855 towards bringing New Zealand writer Jamie McCaskill to Tasmania for creative development.

Second Echo Ensemble - $9 280 towards presenting By Your Hand at the Lonely in the Rain Festival in Finland.

Peer assessors

The following expert peers participated in the assessment for round one.

  • Samantha Dennis
  • Stephanie Eslake
  • Kate Harrison
  • Carin Mistry
  • Simon Spain

Arts Tasmania thanks the peers for their contribution towards the assessment of applications.