Applications now open for ALL SAC VENUES! Closing 10am, 3 May 2021

Applications are now open
for the 2022 Calendar
(January 2022 – February 2023)

If you are a contemporary Emerging, Mid-Career or Established Artist; if you are an Arts Organisation, Company or Business; if you have an exhibition or performance planned for 2020, or are looking for a unique venue to hold your Private Function – we look forward to receiving your application soon!

SAC is seeking applications for the following Venues:

– Long Gallery : The largest gallery space at SAC, ideal for large group exhibitions, prolific solo artists, Private Functions and Events. 

– Sidespace Gallery : A professional exhibition space that is accessible and affordable for solo artists and small group exhibitions.

– Top Gallery : Dedicated to showcasing the works of Emerging Artists working in any visual arts medium, the Top Gallery is the perfect space to hold your first exhibition. Available for month-long periods for solo or duo Emerging Artists.

– Lightbox : Located at the main entrance to SAC, the Lightbox is visible 24/7 and is ideal for small scale installations, sculpture, jewellery or ceramics. This space is FREE for month-long periods. 

– Peacock Theatre : SAC’s iconic theatre, built into the cliff face, is suitable for performances (theatre, dance, music and hybrid), film events, rehearsals, Creative Developments, presentations and forums. 

– Founders Room : SAC’s multi-purpose space is suitable for a wide range of events, from Private Functions and events, to launches, film events, performances (theatre, dance, music and hybrid), lectures, conferences, meetings, workshops, rehearsals, creative developments and  presentations. 

For more information on each Venue, including available dates, the Conditions of Hire and Venue Hire Rates, and to APPLY ONLINE, visit the applicable venue page above or click HERE

10am MONDAY 3 May 2021 

Image Credits: Older Than Language. SAC Major Curated Project 2020. Photograph by Remi Chauvin.

APPLY NOW for the LONG GALLERY : Remaining Dates in 2021

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the REMAINING DATES in the Long Gallery 2021 Calendar.

Applications are sought for PRIVATE FUNCTIONS and EXHIBITIONS by solo artists, duos and groups of artists. Artists working in any visual art medium are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Most months are already totally booked in 2021; only limited dates remain available in the Long Gallery 2021 Calendar. 

The remaining available dates in the Long Gallery 2021 Calendar are:
– Thursday 15 – Tuesday 20 April 2021 (6 Days)
– Tuesday 27 April – Monday 3 May 2021 (7 Days)
– Thursday 3 – Sunday 27 June 2021 (25 Days)
– Wednesday 14 July – Saturday 21 August 2021 (39 Days)

WEDNESDAY 31 March 2021*

*If you are applying for dates in APRIL 2021, please submit your application AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Applications for April 2021 dates will be assessed upon submission. 

For more information on the hire of the Long Gallery\ and to APPLY ONLINE, go to:

APPLY NOW for the LIGHTBOX : Remaining Dates in 2021

Could you be
our next LIGHTBOX Artist?

APPLY NOW to exhibit in the LIGHTBOX at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) in 2021.

This is SAC’s smallest exhibition space, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with visibility! The LIGHTBOX is located at the main entrance to SAC on Salamanca Place and can be viewed from the street 24/7. It is the perfect space for sculpture, ceramics, small-scale installation, jewellery and so much more! And it is FREE!


For more information, available dates, Conditions of Hire and to APPLY ONLINE, go to:

Image Credits: Installation photos include shots from our current installation AHOY! Cats On Board by Grace Garton.

APPLY NOW for Space 019/020 : For Lease : Up to 196m2 of High Visibility High Profile Commercial Retail Absolute Street Frontage

Offered for the first time in decades this high profile Arts Retail Space of up to 196m2, which has been successfully operated as Galley Salamanca, is now available in a possibility of configurations:

  • in its current configuration of ca 196m2 of absolute street front retail with ample back of house storage, cornering Salamanca Place and Wooby’s Lane
  • OR as 3 separate spaces:
    – corner retail space (Space 020) of ca 52m2;
    – Salamanca Place retail space (Space 019) of ca 69m2:
    – a separate retail or related space (Space 11B) on Wooby’s Lane (opposite The Den) of ca 94m2.
  • OR as a combination of two of more spaces in a range of configurations up to a total of ca 196m2.

The space is located on the Ground Floor of the Morrison Building of Salamanca Arts Centre, with three entrance doors opening on to Salamanca Place (Space 019 and Space 020) and Wooby’s Lane (Space 011B).

For more information and to APPLY ONLINE go to : Space 019 / 020



APPLY NOW for 2021 : All Venues | Applications Close 30 September 2020

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications
for inclusion in 2021 Calendar. 

SAC Assesses applications for our venues twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding Special Rounds).

Applications are sought from Arts Organisations and companies, solo artists, duos and groups of artists; for exhibitions, installations, performances, concerts, workshops, film events, creative developments and rehearsals.

For more information on the hire of the each venue, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please visit the applicable venue page below and download the Conditions of Hire (PDF).

For more information on each venue and to APPLY please visit the venue page below:

midnight Wednesday 30 September 2020

Please note: All Applications must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at

Apply Now for NIMBLE :
A program of support for local artists in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Salamanca Arts Centre announces NIMBLE,
a program of support for local artists
in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

We know that, as a result of the global pandemic and its social and economic consequences, artists have lost opportunities. As one way of continuing to support local artists, Salamanca Arts Centre is waiving our Venue Hire Charges for successful NIMBLE Applicants and invites Tasmanian artists to express interest in using our venues; including the Peacock Theatre, the Long Gallery and other exhibiting and performance spaces, in some way that allows your creativity to be realised in a professional space.

We have to accept that things are not as they were, so audiences – if you want them – cannot be as large as you might have hoped. But there are still things that you can do; you might use our space for creative development or rehearsal, to film a performance for live-streaming or delayed broadcast. You might have a live performance and invite family and friends only for an intimate experience, you might screen a film in the theatre, you might curate an exhibition of your artist friends’ works and have a small opening event, you might get some friends together to do readings of a script that you’ve been working on, maybe this is an opportunity to get the band back together. Your event might be private or intimate, or you can sell tickets if you wish – it’s up to you.

There are some conditions attached; you will need to work in with the existing availability of the venues. We can assist in some marketing and promotion, but other assistance, such as technical assistance, or gallery sitting or front of house assistance may be very basic or, depending upon your circumstances, it might be that we are unable to extend our support that far. But we are really keen to hear what ideas are out there and how, together, we can help bring your creative ideas to reality in 2020.

The venues that are available as part of NIMBLE include: the Long Gallery, Peacock Theatre, Kelly’s Garden, and the Founders Room.


All of the available dates have now been filled via the NIMBLE Program and we thank all of the applicants. We have some very exciting project coming soon as a result of the NIMBLE Program and can’t wait to share them with you.

NIMBLE will re-open if dates become available as a result of a cancellation or postponement.
So that we can notify you as soon as NIMBLE re-opens, please register your details in the Alert Me Online Form HERE.

Image Credits:
SAC35 Installation (2012). Long Gallery. Photograph by Craig Opie.
Peacock Theatre. Photographs by Nicole Robson.

Call for Expressions of Interest :
SAC Courtyard Redevelopment :
Public Art & Furniture Design Commissions

Call for Expressions of Interest : <br>SAC Courtyard Redevelopment : <br>Public Art & Furniture Design Commissions

Through the generous support of the Australian Federal Government,
Salamanca Arts Centre has been awarded a Commonwealth Regional Grant
of $200,000 towards the redevelopment
of the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard.

Salamanca Arts Centre has engaged PlayStreet to develop plans for the Courtyard landscaping project, and as part of the overall redevelopment. This will also include a commissioned artwork as well as new furniture, both to be designed by a Tasmanian-based artist and designer/maker.

The Courtyard redevelopment will also include additional sound and lighting equipment and a redesigned performance stage. We expect that the Courtyard redevelopment project will be completed by November 2020 and ready to be opened to the public at that time.

How to Apply

For more information on the Public Art Commission, please DOWNLOAD the Artists Brief (PDF)

For more information on the Furniture Design Commission, please DOWNLOAD the Designers Brief (PDF)

WEDNESDAY 1 July 2020

Please note: All Applications for must be completed online. Submissions by any other means will not be accepted. For more information please contact

Image Credits: The Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard, April 2020. Photographs by Ainslie Macaulay.