Announcing support for Tasmanian arts organisations
Friday, 28 September 2018
We are delighted that 11 Tasmanian arts organisations will receive more than $700 000 in funding through the latest round of Arts Tasmania’s Support for Organisations program.
This support will allow the small and medium sized arts organisations to deliver a range of quality arts activities across the state, strengthening our cultural and creative industries sector while engaging and inspiring audiences and the wider community.
Among the successful recipients is RANT Arts Ltd, which operates in the north of the State.
RANT’s funding will allow it to undertake a program of activities focusing on capacity building and professional development for regional artists.
Second Echo Ensemble, based in Hobart, will receive support to embark on the development of two new ensemble-led works - Let Me Dry Your Eyes and What Makes You Beautiful.
Community arts organisation Kickstart Arts Inc. will receive multi-year support for 2019 and 2020 to work with artists and the community to produce works that activate the spaces at its Kickstart Arts Centre in New Town.
The funding will be provided in addition to the $1.6 million investment already committed to another 13 arts organisations, including Design Tasmania in Launceston, Big hART Inc. on the North-West Coast, and Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Hobart, through existing multi-year agreements.
The assessment panel (drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register) did not recommend any theatre organisations for support in this round, so the Tasmanian Government has introduced a brand new initiative, the Tasmanian Theatre Fund – committing an extra $400 000 over two years to support the sector.
The special Tasmanian Theatre Fund recognises that theatre organisations make a valuable contribution to our state’s thriving cultural and creative industries, and we look forward to announcing further information shortly.
For a full list of recipients please visit www.arts.tas.gov.au/organisations1819
Image: Luke Campbell and Kelly Drummond Cawthon, Second Echo Ensemble, By My Hand creative development, September 2017. Photo: Peter Mathew.