Tasmania Minister for the Arts Elise Archer
Support For Arts Organisations Announced
Victor P Taffa
Hodgman Government will invest more than $700,000 through Arts Tasmania to support our creative industries undertaking activities across the State in 2019, Minister for the Arts Elise Archer said.
“This is in addition to a $1.6 Million commitment already provided for through existing multi-year agreements.” Minister Archer said.
New funding will enable small and medium arts organisations to deliver a range of high quality arts activities which will strengthen Tasmania’s arts sector, engage and inspire audiences, and benefit Tasmania’s professional artists.
Recipients include RANT Arts Ltd, which operates in the north of the State, to undertake a program of activities focusing on capacity building and professional development for regional artists.
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.
Second Echo Ensemble, based in Hobart, will receive support to embark on the development of 2 new ensemble-led works:
- Let Me Dry Your Eyes,
- What Makes You Beautiful.
New funds of $400,000 over 2 years has also been announced to provide support for Tasmanian theatre organisations.
“Arts Tasmania will call for Expressions of Interest to the Tasmanian Theatre Fund in the coming weeks.” Minister Archer said.