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Arts Tasmania

Tasmanian Residencies 2020-21

This program supports Tasmanian artists to undertake residencies (four weeks in length) at locations across Tasmania.

A delegate of the Minister for the Arts has approved funding of $31 620 to support artists to undertake residencies at sites across Tasmania in 2021.

Funding recommendations were made by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.


Emma Anglesey and Tash Parker - $8 000 towards a residency at the Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat

Gareth Park - $3 560 towards a residency at Rocky Cape

Jane Giblin - $5 000 towards a residency at the Poatina Arts Village

Jeanette Thompson - $5 000 towards a residency at the Glover Country Residency

Joshua Santospirito - $3 500 towards a residency at Cradle Mountain

Lucinda Shannon and Claire Johnston - $6 560 towards a residency at Rocky Cape

Feedback from the expert peers

The peers gave the following feedback to help current and future applicants:

  • the peers encouraged all applicants (whether new or experienced) to contact Arts Tasmania to make sure applications were in line with the program guidelines
  • applicants should write in the first person, in plain English and avoid unnecessary artform specific language or jargon
  • applicants should consider the residency site in detail. Stronger applications in this round showed a clear relationship between the residency site and the artist’s proposed activity or project
  • stronger applications also showed the residency in the context of the applicant’s current arts practice and how the residency would help inform their next body of work and/or the timeliness of the opportunity
  • stronger applications included information around the potential outcomes after the residency
  • artists should not assume that the peers have previous knowledge of their career or experience
  • the peers encouraged applicants to include letters of support that spoke to the relevance of the opportunity on their practice
  • the peers strongly recommended that applicants not duplicate an application by applying to multiple sites. Stronger applications showed clear evidence of research into the site and strong links between the location and the artist’s practice.

Peer assessors

The following peers assessed in the October 2020 round (incorporating Artsbridge, the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme – Arts Businesses, Tasmanian Residencies, Low-interest Loans and the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary):

  • Dean Stevenson
  • Grace Roberts
  • Joshua Lowe
  • Nadege Phillipe –Janon
  • Sophie Carnell.