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Arts Tasmania

Corporate Art Scheme

The Corporate Art Scheme focuses on the commissioning of world-class artworks for a range of clients including the Tasmanian and Australian Governments and private developers.

It works to promote a diverse, dynamic and creative culture through its business relationships with leading artists and corporate clients.

The scheme's clients understand that public art commissions increase their corporate reputation, improve Tasmania's cultural landscape and inform our identity as Tasmanians.

How do I find out about projects?

Corporate Art Scheme commissions are advertised alongside commissions for the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme:

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Am I eligible to apply?

Professional contemporary arts practitioners from Tasmania and from interstate are eligible to apply for Corporate Art Scheme commissions. Collaboration between Tasmania artists and national or international artists are particularly encouraged.

Arts Tasmania considers contemporary practitioners to be those who represent current theoretical arts practice and reflect the values and/or issues of our time.

What kind of artwork is appropriate?

The Corporate Art Scheme commissions artworks of the highest professional standard across a wide range of disciplines. Recently commissioned artworks include installations, 2D works and sculpture. Works must be contemporary and should be tailored to the site and client, responding to the artist’s brief.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for a commission, artists should download the Artist’s Brief which can be found by clicking on the link in the Applications now open for these commissions section of the public art landing page. The requirements for artists undertaking a Corporate Art Scheme commission are similar to those of Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme commissions. Accordingly artists should familiarise themselves with these requirements by reading the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme Artist’s Handbook.

You must then complete the online application available from the relevant commission in the Applications now open for these commissions section of the landing page. An online application includes a written response to the brief, project concepts, good quality images of recent work and resumes for all key artists proposed for the commission.

If the selection panel cannot make a selection on the basis of initial expressions of interest, two or three artists may be invited to submit a more detailed proposal with drawings or models, in which case a shortlisting fee may be paid.

You should develop a preliminary budget to ensure that your ideas can be realised within the commission budget prior to submitting your application. You may also wish to conduct a risk assessment of your proposed commission prior to submitting your application to ensure that all risks have been considered and that they do not impact on your ability to realise the proposed artwork. To assist you there is a Risk Management template here.

How are artists selected?

Applications are assessed against the stated selection criteria by a selection committee. The representatives of selection committees vary from commission to commission and from client to client.

Public Art Officers

If you are interested in applying for a commission, need help with the application process or have any other questions please contact our Public Art Officers on (03) 6165  6666 or info@arts.tas.gov.au.