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Cultural Heritage Program 2019-20

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

The expert peers have recommended that five organisations be supported with funds of $93 050. This is alongside four existing multi-year agreements totalling $378 000.


Devonport City Council - $70 000 towards a cultural program in 2019-20.

Parkham Community Inc. - $2 113 towards a conservation project and the purchase of archival materials.

The Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House - $840 towards purchasing materials for cataloguing.

The Trustees for the Diocese of Tasmania - $1 597 towards the preservation and conservation of archival material.

The Wool Centre Museum Fund - $18 500 towards the implementation of an Interpretation Plan and a public program.

Existing multi-year agreements

Burnie City Council - $109 000 for 2019-20, and $111 000 for 2020-21.

Maritime Museum of Tasmania Inc. - $74 000 for 2019-20, and $76 000 for 2020-21.

Narryna Heritage Museum Inc. - $45 000 per annum (2019-20 to 2021-22).

West Coast Heritage Museum Limited - $150 000 per annum (2019-20 & 2020-21).

Feedback from the expert peers

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

  • The peers expressed support for applications that included a clear explanation of how the proposed activity would contribute to developing or progressing the collection and its volunteers.
  • Applications that included clear information relating to the physical location of the collection (such as photos or floorplans) were also well considered.
  • Applicants lodging more than one application to Arts Tasmania’s programs were encouraged to explain how the applications related to each other.
  • The peers noted that wherever possible, the information covered in support material or attachments should not be repeated within the written body of the application. They also noted the importance of including relevant letters of support from individuals or organisations involved in the proposed activity.
  • The peers commended applicants for consulting with Arts Tasmania staff before lodging applications but noted that information provided by staff should not be included within the application without customisation to meet the applicant’s specific needs.

Peer assessors

The following peers assessed in round three (incorporating the Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency, Artsbridge, the Aboriginal Arts Program, the Cultural Heritage Program, the Cultural Heritage Program (multi-year), Education Residencies, the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary, low-interest loans, the Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection Grant, the Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative, Roving Curators, the Tasmanian Theatre Fund, Tasmanian Residencies and Youth Arts Organisations):

  • Adam Thompson
  • Angela Boxall
  • Angela Driver
  • Caitlin Comerford
  • Carin Mistry
  • Chris Bendall
  • Dan Rooke
  • Eve Klein
  • Helen Foster
  • Jillian Mundy
  • John Saunders
  • Joshua Lowe
  • Julie Waddington
  • Kate Cherry
  • Kelly Slater
  • Linda Clark
  • Lisa Gormley
  • Liz Tew
  • Lola Greeno
  • Marion Potts
  • Phillip Blacklow
  • Rebecca Holmes
  • Robert O’Connor
  • Ruth Langford
  • Sam Cuff
  • Sarah McCormack
  • Sophie Carnell
  • Stephen Salt
  • Tansy Rayner-Roberts
  • Teangi Brown
  • Tony Brown
  • Vicki West