SAC Staff Changes :
Creative Producer

A note from the CEO:

On 2 June 2018 Kath Melbourne advised me that she is unable to execute all her duties according to her position description, and as such Kath tendered her resignation.  In accepting Kath’s resignation I have also taken the opportunity to thank Kath for her contribution to SAC this year and to convey our best wishes for her future endeavours and recovery.

During the past month or so Emma Porteus, who has managed SAC’s Situate Art in Festivals program, has also been Acting Creative Producer, and will now take on the all encompassing role of Creative Producer, Arts & Public Programs (of which Situate Art in Festivals is a part). I have every confidence that Emma will continue to do a fantastic job in her new role as SAC continues to develop new projects, to support artists to create new works of national significance to connect, through their art, with our audiences and other communities.

– Joe Bugden, CEO

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Apply ONLINE NOW to exhibit at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) in 2019

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Apply ONLINE NOW to exhibit at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) in 2019

SAC is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the 2019 visual arts calendar for the following galleries:
LONG GALLERY
SIDESPACE GALLERY
TOP GALLERY
LIGHTBOX

APPLICATIONS CLOSE midnight Monday 30 April 2018

For more information, to download the Conditions of Hire and to APPY ONLINE go to http://www.salarts.org.au/venues and select the applicable gallery

APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON! Call Out for Artists Proposals spanning 2018 / 2019 : HyPe Hybrid Performance Program

HyPe, SAC’s Hybrid Performance Program, supports the creation of innovative, contemporary hybrid performance in Tasmania by supporting artists to take conceptual leaps and to challenge the existing limitations of traditional performance making. Up to $10k to support experimentation, pushing the boundaries of your practice and experimenting with new ways of working.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 26 March 2018 @ 9:00am

CLICK HERE for more info and to APPLY ONLINE

Call Out for Artists Proposals spanning 2018 / 2019 : HyPe Hybrid Performance Program

HyPe, SAC’s Hybrid Performance Program, supports the creation of innovative, contemporary hybrid performance in Tasmania by supporting artists to take conceptual leaps and to challenge the existing limitations of traditional performance making. Up to $10k to support experimentation, pushing the boundaries of your practice and experimenting with new ways of working.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 26 March 2018 @ 9:00am

CLICK HERE for more info and to APPLY ONLINE

SAC40 call out: What do you know about that giant octopus?

Do you know more about this giant octopus project in the 1980s? Get in touch.

ABC story: Salamanca Arts Centre digs deep into archives ahead of 40th anniversary

Strange and marvellous things have been happening at Salamanca Arts Centre for around four decades now. Whether it’s a giant octopus taking over, an Arts Ball to promote ‘socially responsible decadence’ or a protest at the market— these sandstone walls have seen it all!

Attendees of the SAC Arts Ball in the 1990s.

As a celebration of our 40th anniversary year in 2017 we want to share with the Tasmanian community the richness, exuberance and diversity of the precinct’s cultural history. We’re asking the public to share memorabilia and stories about what has made Salamanca Arts Centre (and the whole area) such a special and exciting place.

Do you have a photo of going to a show in the Peacock when you were a kid?

Did you dress up for one of the Arts Balls in the Long Gallery back in the day?

Were you an artist creating, exhibiting or performing in the centre and publicising your work in an unusual way?

Or maybe you were involved in some spontaneous political or artistic ‘happening’ that we can’t yet imagine or put into words!

Whatever your SAC memorabilia entails, we invite you to share it with us… so that we can share it with Tasmania.

GET INVOLVED

Do you have old photos, slides, newspaper cuttings or similar? Items may be used in the programming of our 40th anniversary celebrations and/or to add to our archive. This project is about showcasing the tradition of vibrancy in Tasmania’s arts community, and your assistance is invaluable.

To contribute get in touch by Wednesday 31 May 2017 via research@sac.org.au 

 

 

EOIs invited for the position of Executive Producer, SITUATE Art in Festivals

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Executive Producer, SITUATE Art in Festivals

Salamanca Arts Centre is seeking to appoint an Executive Producer of interdisciplinary arts projects, programs and arts laboratories for the delivery of SITUATE Art in Festivals.

Funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, SITUATE Art in Festivals  is a program of Salamanca Arts Centre that has national and international reach, and the role of Executive Producer can be based in Hobart or interstate. If based interstate, some travel to Hobart will be required. To learn more about Situate and what we have achieved so far, please view our website, www.situate.org.au

Your EoI should address each of the Selection Criteria listed below, contain your CV (with relevant links), and include three to five referees.

This is a fixed term part-time services contract, which will commence in March 2017 and conclude in December 2018 but with an option to renew the contract for a further 18 months.

The successful applicant will:

  • be passionate about experimental arts (in a variety of art forms including interdisciplinary) and helping early career artists to achieve their potential.have direct experience of working in a variety of arts festivals.
  • have direct experience with the processes required to commission, develop and present/install works in festivals and/or public art programs.
  • have solid experience with experimental artists’ Professional Development programs, and a demonstrable ability to organise, produce and deliver an intensive Professional Developmental Arts Lab (of around two weeks’ duration).
  • have excellent national networks across the contemporary arts sector.
  • have relevant administration experience, well-developed budget and project management skills, winning grant-writing experience and effective communications and team-building skills.
  • be experienced in social media and website management and proficient with a range of relevant programs.
  • have educational qualifications in the arts.
  • have considerable experience in working with/for an arts organisation.
  • have experience with funding agencies and stakeholder communications and reporting.

If you have experience in the key areas, as described, and are looking to take on this exciting and challenging role, you are invited to contact Joe Bugden. To obtain further information about this project. You will be asked to submit a formal Expression of Interest by email to ceo@sac.org.au by Tuesday 7 March 2017..

 

Girls Shred Their Way to Happiness

MEDIA RELEASE by Kickstart Arts

The soon to be Olympic sport of skateboarding has always been a male dominated sport, that is, until just recently. Girls are steadily taking over the urban skate parks of southern Tasmania, and a brand new film that is part of Kickstart Arts’ Counting up to Happiness Project, which screens at The Peacock Theatre from Thursday 21 July to Sunday 24 July tells the story of Australia’s biggest female skateboarding group, She Shreds’.

Local skateboarding legend Jimmy McMacken, who appears in the film, remarked “I’ve never seen anything like it, in all my 30 years of involvement in skateboarding, it’s remarkable, to see so many girls getting so good so quickly, She Shreds has been really positive for the sport, they’ve opened up the parks so a lot more families are coming now.”

She Shreds, Chlobo Jumps

Never before has there been so many girls dropping half pipes and grinding the rails. They are starting as young as four years old and the older ones are really giving the boys a run for their money.

This is all due to the dedication of Jared Andrew, an ex-army man, who with his partner Alison and his two daughters, Bridget and Chloe, founded ‘She Shreds’ a new community of all girl skaters.

“My girls wanted some friends to skate with, so we invited a few girls, and it just grew from there, said Andrew, “I break the skills down so the younger ones can quickly grasp what’s required. The girls who’ve been skating the longest are now competing well in skate competitions, both here and interstate..”

Jared teaches girls from as young as four years old about the basics of skating and supports them to develop their skills to a higher level. A whole new community of skaters has sprung up with many families now getting involved. For the girls, being part of a close knit community, learning skills and feeling the freedom of skating the ramps are a few of the things that mean happiness for them.

Jared tells us that the skateboarding has been transformational for many of the girls, helping them become more focused at school and to overcome problems such as coping with bullying.

“I tell them that every time they overcome their fear of dropping a fourteen foot ramp, they are effectively beating their bullies,” Andrew said, “there’s a feeling that if they can do something like that, they can do anything in their lives.”

smaller smile (1)Filmmaker and community cultural development artist Richard Bladel from Kickstart Arts has been working with the group to make a short film about this amazing Hobart based group.

She Shreds is just one of a number of films that explores the true nature of happiness as part of Kickstart Arts’ The Happiness Project.

Some of Tasmania’s top film makers have worked with Kickstart Arts since 2010. They have made a suite of over 63 films with community members from the far North to the far South of the state.

The films tell local stories with warmth, humour and insight and are brimming with optimism, giving a light of hope at a time when we could all use cheering up.

COUNTING UP TO HAPPINESS PROJECT

Short Tasmanian films about Happiness 2010 – 2016

TICKETS:Full Price $18 / Concession $10 /Family Price (2 Adults + up to 2 kids)$40 (inclusive of fees & charges)
Tickets available ONLINE

SCREENING TIMES:
Thursday 21 July 2016 @ 7:30pm
Friday 22 July 2016 @ 1:00pm – Half Price Matinee – ALL TICKETS $10
Friday 22 July 2016 @ 3:00pm
Friday 22 July 2016 @ 8:00pm
Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 2:00pm – Half Price Matinee – ALL TICKETS $10
Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 6:00pm
Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 8:00pm
Sunday 24 July 2016 @ 11:00am
Sunday 24 July 2016 @4:30pm

PUBLIC FORUM: IS HAPPINESS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL?

This multidisciplinary forum investigates happiness as a matter of individual, community and national importance. It brings together speakers from education, public policy, psychology, philosophy, the arts and community development to investigate what could lead to positive change to what we value as a society, and how we might find collective happiness.

In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety, between 2010 & 2014, the average number of suicide deaths per year in Australia was 2,577.

CHAIRPERSON:
Dave Noonan – Radio presenter on Heart 1073

SPEAKERS:
Dr Sonam Thakchoe – Senior Philosophy Lecturer at UTAS
Dr Bruno Cayoun – Clinical Psychologist & principal developer of MiCBT
Deborah Mills – Public Policy Consultant Art and Wellbeing
Dr Nicholas Hookway – Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, UTAS
Jami Bladel – Artistic Director and CEO of Kickstart Arts Stacey Clancy
Lucy Haigh – Educators from the Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School, Melbourne

Each speaker will have 10 minutes to address the topic, and there will be a Q and A session of at least 30 minutes.

TICKETS: Full Price $10 / Concession $5
Tickets available ONLINE

EVENT:
Sunday 24 July 2016 @ 2:00pm