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Cast of Trash This Place, DRILL, 2016.

Boost for Tasmanian arts and cultural production

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Arts Tasmania’s Organisations Investment Program will provide over $2.2 million in funding to support Tasmanian arts organisations to deliver high quality arts experiences and activities around the state in 2018.

Investment in Tasmania’s arts organisations is vital to strengthen Tasmania’s robust, diverse and vibrant arts sector. Arts organisations deliver a range of high quality arts activities for all Tasmanians, they engage and inspire audiences and the wider community and provide valuable professional development opportunities for Tasmanian artists and arts workers.

There are 10 organisations who will receive new investment with an additional 11 organisations already funded through multi-year agreements.

  • Some of the organisations receiving new investment through the Organisations Investment Program include:
    DRILL is focused on building a stronger local dance industry from the grassroots, supporting young people through its projects and facilitating their transition to further training. They have been awarded project funding to create and present a major dance work for young people, NEON.  
  • Constance ARI is an artist run initiative that has been awarded funding to create innovative, paid opportunities for artists in 2018 to develop and present new work in a variety of settings. Constance provides Tasmanian visual artists with critical support, resources and audience engagement opportunities to realise projects that align with contemporary arts practice.
  • The Unconformity has been awarded funding for its artistic program that will engage local, Tasmanian, national and international artists in the Queenstown and west coast community in 2018.

For a full list of successful applicants, please visit

For further information on the Organisations Investment Program, please visit

Image credit:  Cast of Trash This Place, DRILL, 2016. Choreographed by Angela Barnard. Photographer: Joshua Lowe