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Funding announced for Tasmanian artists

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Duncan Meerding at the Venice 2018 Design Exhibition
Duncan Meerding at the Venice 2018 Design Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Tasmanian artists will receive more than $305 000 through the latest round of Arts Tasmania funding.

This funding will support 31 professional artists to undertake a range of activities locally, nationally and overseas.

The funding will help the Tasmanian artists produce new works and exhibitions, undertake residency and professional development opportunities and much more.

One recipient, Duncan Meerding, is a designer and maker who recently won the award for Best Floor Light at the DARC Awards in London, which are dubbed the Oscars of the design industry.

He has secured a grant that will allow him to experiment with new creative techniques and further develop his design skills.

The funding will also allow emerging writer, Adam Thompson, who won the inaugural Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award in 2017, to undertake a range of exciting professional development opportunities to challenge and grow his developing practice.

Other grant recipients include dance collective MakeShift from Launceston, which will work on the creative development of a new work focused on mental health, and musician Shan Deng, who will travel to Argentina to study tango music before performing a number of concerts across Australia.

All recipients were recommended for funding by peers from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.

Click here for the full list of recipients.