These organisations provide services to individuals and organisations working in all art forms in Tasmania.
Arts Tasmania is part of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts . It is responsible for the development of integrated policy and planning for arts and culture in Tasmania. Visit the Arts Tasmania website for information on the Arts Tasmania grants and loans program, publications and more arts help.
CAST is Tasmania’s leading contemporary arts organisation committed to assisting the development and promotion of new and experimental art. CAST aims to introduce audiences to contemporary ideas and arts practice through a range of challenging and stimulating programs.
Kickstart Arts Inc produces bold and challenging community focused arts projects that link art and cultural issues with other sectors such as industry, welfare, health, education and science.
The Moonah Arts Centre is the focus of Glenorchy City Council’s Arts & Cultural Development Program and has been operating since 1992. It has been at the forefront in developing broad community cultural development projects for the City of Glenorchy, from community arts projects to public art, murals, film projects, special events and concerts.
Tasmanian Regional Arts is a community organisation with branches around the State. It is the peak organisation for regional arts and community based arts in Tasmania. It aims to excite and inspire Tasmanian communities through arts and cultural participation and experience. The Southern Office is based at Salamanca Arts Centre and the State Office is in Latrobe in northern Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is a not-for-profit, Incorporated Association, assisted through Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council. It supports numerous initiatives that promote Tasmanian’s appreciation of literature, including workshops, residencies and mentorships for Tasmanian writers. The Tasmanian Writer’s Centre is based at Salamanca Arts Centre.
Wide Angle Tasmania supports a vibrant and growing screen culture and nurtures Tasmanian talent by running workshops, events, providing film-making equipment and mentoring.
These national arts organisations offer assistance and services to artists and arts organisations.
The Australia Council for the Arts, informally known as the Australia Council, is the official arts council or arts funding body of the Government of Australia.
The Australian Script Centre is a champion of great performance writing and has been selectively collecting, promoting and distributing contemporary Australian playscripts since 1979 and now house a comprehensive and extraordinary catalogue of production-ready plays.
The Playing Australia program provides funding support to assist the touring of performing arts across state and territory boundaries, where it is otherwise not commercially viable and there is a demonstrated public demand. Regional and remote touring is a priority and may include the touring of regional productions across borders.
The Festivals Australia program provides funding support for arts projects at Australian regional, remote and community festivals. It is designed to assist the festival to present new or special arts activities that have not been presented before.
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