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Laura McCusker working on Huon Pine table. Photographer: Peter Howard.

Funding announced for Tasmanian artists and organisations

The Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Elise Archer MP, has announced funding of more than $90 000 to develop and support Tasmanian artists and organisations through Arts Tasmania’s latest funding round.

Sixteen artists and arts organisations will receive support through the Artsbridge program, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme, the Tasmanian Residencies program and the Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency program.

These programs support Tasmanian artists and arts organisations to undertake or facilitate professional development opportunities such as mentorships, residencies and masterclasses both locally and overseas.

Jordy Gregg and Kartanya Maynard will both receive grants under the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme to work alongside Tasmania Performs to develop their play scripts.

Tasmania Performs previously worked with Tasmanian Aboriginal playwright Nathan Maynard to develop the Green Room Award winning play the Season.

Jordy intends to also work with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and pursue an opportunity to work with Indigenous performing company, Ilbijerri Theatre.

And Kartanya plans to write a play about the four generations of women in her family exploring the idea of inter-generational trauma and its impact on contemporary Indigenous communities.

Further recipients include:

  • Furniture maker Duncan Meerding will travel to Venice in late May to participate in an invitation-only exhibition entitled Venice Design 2018.
  • Artist Nadege Philippe-Janon will attend an intensive residency at SOMA in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Violinist Alethea Coombe and composer Michael Mathieson-Sandars will hone their collaborative practice and expand their musical capabilities during their residency at Rocky Cape, Tasmania.

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

Artsbridge

The following artists and organisations received funding through Arts Tasmania’s Artsbridge program.

Lucia Benson - $2 803 towards presenting at the Splice Festival in London, UK.

Ruth Langford - $5 598 towards sending Tasmanian Aboriginal representation to the Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair.

Mature Artist Dance Experience (MADE) - $3 000 towards bringing Liz Aggiss to Hobart to create new work, mentor local artists and conduct workshops.

Nathan Maynard - $3 000 towards bringing Irish writer Clare Murphy to Tasmania for creative development.

Duncan Meerding - $3 000 towards participating in the invitation only Venice Design 2018 exhibition in Venice, Italy.

Laura McCusker - $3 000 towards attending Haystack’s open studio residency in Maine, USA.

Glen Murray - $3 000 towards remounting Babel at the Vrystaat Kunstefees Arts Festival in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Performing Lines Ltd. (Tasmania Performs) - $2 855 towards bringing New Zealand writer Jamie McCaskill to Tasmania for creative development.

Second Echo Ensemble - $9 280 towards presenting By Your Hand at the Lonely in the Rain Festival in Finland.

For general feedback on the round and a list of participating expert peers, please visit: 2018 - Artsbridge - Round One

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency Program

The following artist received funding through the Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency program.

Nadege Philippe-Janon - $7 000 towards undertaking an intensive residency at SOMA in Mexico City, Mexico.

For general feedback on the round and a list of participating expert  peers, please visit: 2018 - The Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency Program

Tasmanian Residencies Program

The following artists received funding through Arts Tasmania’s Tasmanian Residencies program.

Alethea Coombe - $5 000 towards undertaking a residency at Rocky Cape.

Kelly Slater - $3 125 towards undertaking a residency at Rocky Cape.

For general feedback on the round and a list of participating expert  peers, please visit: 2018 - Tasmanian Residencies Program - Round One

Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

The following artists and organisations have received funding through Arts Tasmania’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme.

Jordy Gregg - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Tasmania Performs.

Kartanya Maynard - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Tasmania Performs.

Denni Proctor - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Black Hole Theatre, Melbourne and Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre Company.

Merinda Sainty - $10 000 towards undertaking a mentorship with Melbourne based musician, Ewan Baker.

For general feedback on the round and a list of participating expert peers, please visit: 2018 - Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

Image credit: Laura McCusker working on Huon Pine table. Photographer: Peter Howard.