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Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection Grant Program

This program assists with the purchase of capital items for the preservation or display of objects within museums and collections.

It is able to be offered through the generosity of Ms Lynne Stacpoole, who has donated funds to Arts Tasmania to support the cultural heritage sector.

Applications are currently closed.

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Key dates

Opens: 27 July 2018
Closes: 1 October 2018

Notification will occur within 12 weeks of the closing date.

Who can apply?

Museums, galleries and collections who:

  • are Tasmanian-based, legally constituted and responsible for managing a publicly owned collection of movable cultural heritage,
  • have a publicly accessible collection, and the organisation must have, or be working towards, regular opening hours, and
  • have less than one full time paid collections professional (1 FTE = 36 hours per week).

For other eligibility requirements, please visit general eligibility.

What can I apply for?

Museums and collections can apply for support towards the purchase, delivery and installation of capital items that will assist with the preservation or display of objects within the collection.

Please note: Before you make an application, you must contact an Arts Tasmania Roving Curator to discuss the item that you wish to purchase. The information you receive should be noted in your application.

Who can't apply?

For this program, some exclusions apply. These are:

  • Privately owned or federal government collections.
  • Tasmanian Government Departments or Tasmanian Government Business Enterprises.
  • Organisations who are receiving administered operational funding from the Tasmanian Government for the management of their collection.
  • Organisations in receipt of operational funding specifically for their museum or gallery through the Tasmanian State Budget
  • Museums, art galleries and heritage organisations in receipt of operational funding from any other Arts Tasmania program.

For other eligibility requirements, please visit general eligibility.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for either:

  • up to $1 000
  • up to $2 000 with matched funding.

Matched funding

If you apply for a matched funding grant, you will need to be able to raise half of the requested grant amount from your community within 12 months. You can raise the funds through sources including donations, sponsorship, grants from other bodies and other fundraising activities. Funds cannot be sourced from the applicant organisation’s own funds.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed by a multi-artform peer panel against the criteria of:

  • quality
  • 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 must discuss your application with an Arts Tasmania Roving Curator before the closing date.

For assistance with completing an application, you may contact the grants team on 03 6165 6666 or

Other information

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