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.
Available dates for the Long Gallery:
– BLOCK 1 : Thursday 20 – Monday 31 August 2020 (12 Days)
– BLOCK 2 : Wednesday 2 – Monday 14 September 2020 (13 Days)
– BLOCK 3 : Wednesday 16 September – Sunday 4 October 2020 (19 Days)
Applications for Hire Periods of different lengths (including applying for multiple available Blocks for the Long Gallery) will be considered. If you require specific dates or have limited date flexibility, please confirm date availability with the Venue Manager prior to the submission of your application.
Please submit your application as soon as possible
Applications will be assessed within 2 Business Days.
All Applicants will be notified of outcomes via email.
SAC35 Installation (2012). Long Gallery. Photograph by Craig Opie.
Peacock Theatre. Photographs by Nicole Robson.