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Roving Curators

The Roving Curator program gives museums, galleries and collections access to our museum professionals for up to 25 days.

Applications are currently closed

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Who can apply?

The applicant organisation must be Tasmanian-based and legally constituted, responsible for managing a publicly owned collection of movable cultural heritage. The collection must be publicly accessible, and the organisation must have regular opening hours or be working towards regular opening hours.

Councils are eligible to apply for Roving Curator time on the basis that a proportion of the cost is to be contributed by council. The level of contribution is on a sliding scale from 10% to 50% of the day rate charged for the Roving Curator’s service, depending on the size of the council. View the rates here.

For this program, some exclusions apply. These are:

  • Privately owned or federal government collections.
  • Tasmanian Government Departments or Tasmanian Government Business Enterprises.

Applicants must meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed by a peer panel 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

Before you make an application, you must contact an Arts Tasmania Roving Curator to discuss the planned activity.

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

Local government co-contribution rates

Councils that receive roving curator time will be required to make a co-contribution.

The per-day rate for this contribution is based on the local government area population.


Less than 10 000

10 000 - 20 000

20 000 - 50 000

50 000 - 100 000

100 000+

1 - 14 days






15 days and over






Other information

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