Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is Tasmania’s multi-arts creative hub and an integral part of the State’s arts and creative industries infrastructure. SAC is an engine room for art-making and presentation; a centre for artists and designers in-studios; home to many of Tasmania’s leading arts organisations across live performance (theatre, music, dance), film and writing; cultural and commercial galleries and studios for visual arts, crafts and design.

SAC connects Tasmanian arts, artists, audiences, and arts-based businesses with national and international audiences, peers and opportunities.


To be the arts engine-room for Tasmania, developing and promoting the contemporary expression of the arts through leadership, creativity, innovation and excellence.


Salamanca Arts Centre is a valued and vibrant arts hub where ideas, creativity and opportunities ignite and prosper, where artists are inspired and supported, where audiences are challenged and charmed, where diversity is respected.

SAC’s Strategic Priority is to support the contemporary expression of the arts.

SAC connects audiences and artists with the work of  resident artists, organisations, venues and exhibition spaces and strategically commissions, produces, presents and tours key arts development projects and programs.

Salamanca Arts Centre’s established annual core contemporary arts programs include Mobile States touring national contemporary theatre; HyPe hybrid performance incubator program; the Long Gallery Annual Major Commissioned Curated Visual Arts ExhibitionKelly’s Garden Curated Projects series; and SAC’s Visual Arts Galleries coordination, facilitation and consultation.

SAC’s arts program is supported by Arts Tasmania, Hobart City Council, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Government of Australia and philanthropic trusts, donors and sponsors.

An estimated 250,000+ people pass through SAC’s doors every year, visiting galleries, exhibitions, performances and community events.

Approximately 200 people are directly employed by the 60 arts organisations based at SAC.  These organisations, resident artists, retail galleries and their activities collectively contribute an estimated $25m to the Tasmanian economy.

An estimated 6000+ artists are represented across a year through the combined activities of all SAC’s resident organisations, venues, events, exhibitions, projects, residencies and memberships.

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is a not-for-profit Arts Centre formed in 1975 as an incorporated association and established in 1976 in buildings owned by the Government of Tasmania and leased to SAC at ‘peppercorn’ rental.

SAC is now a company limited by guarantee managed by a Board of nine elected, appointed, and co-opted Board Directors.

SAC’s CEO/Artistic Director works with the Board on strategic directions and implements these with a core Staff team.

The Board and CEO/Artistic Director regularly seek advice from external consultants and reference panels that include artists, industry and audience feedback.

Annual Reports

Salamanca Arts Centre Annual Reports can be downloaded below (more to be added soon):

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