Aboriginal Arts Program (October 2020)
This program invests in contemporary Aboriginal arts, traditional arts, craft and cultural practices continue to develop in Tasmania.
A delegate of the Minister for the Arts has approved funding of $8 000 to one new project in this round.
Funding recommendations were made by expert peers drawn down from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.
Michelle Maynard - $8 000 towards Of The Birds Returning- A Self Directed Residency on Big Dog Island.
The peers gave the following feedback to help current and future applicants:
- peers recommended that all applicants (whether new or experienced) contact Arts Tasmania to make sure their applications were in line with program guidelines
- applicants should write in plain English and use dot points where possible, also avoid art form specific jargon
- applications that stood out in this grant round included information about the applicant’s artistic history and clearly demonstrated the benefits of the activity – whether to the applicant, the Aboriginal Community or the broader Tasmanian community
- stronger applications included letters of support from participating artists and also letters of corroboration from any relevant organisations and agencie
- applications were more likely to be supported when the budget was clear and thorough, including all artist wages and fees
- make sure to include an artist resume, this gives the peers a clear picture of your current and past experiences.
The following peers assessed in the October 2020 round (incorporating Aboriginal Arts Program and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist Mentoring Scheme):
- Jillian Mundy
- Merinda Sainty