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Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme 2018

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

Feedback from the expert peers

The peers made comment that the evidence of high need for this investment was reflected in the number of applicants received to the first round.  Peers commended the program and agreed unanimously to its high value and need towards the development of Tasmanian Aboriginal arts and cultural practice.

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

  • Those not successful in this round to not be discouraged in either their practice, or applying to future program rounds.
  • Ensure support material is recent and of high quality, as well as being relevant to the project being applied for.
  • Performing arts applicants provide web links to past performances to strengthen their supporting material.


The following artists received funding through Arts Tasmania’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme.

Jordy Gregg - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Tasmania Performs.

Kartanya Maynard - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Tasmania Performs.

Denni Proctor - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Black Hole Theatre, Melbourne and Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre Company.

Merinda Sainty - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Melbourne based musician, Ewan Baker.

Peer assessors

The following expert peers participated in the assessment for this program.

  • Tony Brown
  • Julie Gough
  • Lola Greeno
  • Jillian Mundy
  • Vicki West

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