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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.

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 December 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:

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 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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