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Aboriginal Arts Program

Arts Tasmania's Aboriginal Arts Program supports arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists and organisations that stimulate contemporary, traditional and non-traditional Aboriginal art forms and practice.

The Aboriginal Arts Program is focused on providing opportunities for professional development through mentorships, fellowships and projects that demonstrate strong developmental content.

Applications are currently closed

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Key dates

Opens: 14 August 2020
Closes: 5 October 2020

Notification will occur within ten weeks of the closing date.

For activities commencing after 1 February 2021.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply to the Aboriginal Arts Program you must be:

  • an Aboriginal artist,
  • a recognised Aboriginal organisation that is legally constituted; or,
  • an organisation applying for an Aboriginal specific project.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, more information is available at:

Applicants must also meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be peer assessed by a panel comprising of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications will be assessed against the criteria of:

  • quality
  • planning
  • benefit

For more information, please visit criteria.

How do I submit my application?

Your application must be completed online before 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please contact Arts Tasmania before the closing date if you are unable to submit electronically.

Material received after the closing date will not be considered.

Help with your application

You can discuss your application with a member of Arts Tasmania’s grants team before the closing date.

Contact the grants team on 03 6165 6666 or

Other information

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