Tasmania Minister for the Arts Elise Archer
Professional Artist Support
Victor P Taffa
31 Tasmanian artists will receive funding to undertake a range of activities locally, nationally and overseas following the latest round of Arts Tasmania’s Support for Individuals and Groups program, Minister for the Arts Elise Archer said.
“Funding totalling more than $305,000 will enable these artists to produce new works, write, present exhibitions, record and undertake residencies, and professional and creative development opportunities.” Minister Archer said.
Designer Duncan Meerding, writer Adam Thompson, dance collective MakeShift, and musician Shan Deng are among the recipients, who were recommended for funding by peers from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.
Duncan Meerding, who recently won the award for Best Floor Light at the DARC (Decorative Lighting in Architecture) Awards in London, has secured a grant to experiment with new creative techniques and develop his design skills.
Dance collective MakeShift from Launceston will work on the creative development of a new work focused on mental health and musician Shan Deng will travel to Argentina to study tango music and to perform a number of concerts across Australia upon her return.