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Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

This program aims to develop the capacity of young Tasmanian Aboriginal arts and cultural practitioners to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania's arts sector.

This program is open to Tasmanian Aboriginal artists who are aged 25 years and under, or in their first five years of artistic practice.

Tasmanian Aboriginal artists are encouraged to seek funds towards a mentorship with an established Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, and/or an organisation that specialises in creating opportunities for artists to share their work with audiences in Tasmania and nationally.

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Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

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Key dates

Opens: 2 September 2019
Closes: 14 October 2019

Notification will occur within ten weeks of the closing date.

For activities commencing after 1 January 2020.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme you must be a Tasmanian resident and, and aspire to be an Aboriginal person working in the arts sector, or be an organisation proposing to mentor a young Aboriginal artist.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, more information is available at: www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/csrt/oaa/eligibility_policy

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

You may submit one application to this program per calendar year.

How much can I apply for?

Four mentorships of $10 000 will be awarded.

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
  • 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 Arts Tasmania’s Aboriginal  Arts Program Officer Denise Robinson (03 6777 2805 or Denise.Robinson@arts.tas.gov.au) before the closing date.

For more information, please visit contact us.

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