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Arts Tasmania


Arts Tasmania use three, equally weighted criteria to guide the assessment of applications.

These are:

  • quality
  • planning
  • benefit

In some programs, peers will only use two criteria to assess applications. This occurs in fixed-amount rounds where a budget is not required.

What do the criteria mean?

Peers may consider a range of things under each criteria.

These might include:


Things peers may consider


  • Is the activity conceptually strong?
  • Why is the proposed activity important?
  • Are the key personnel experienced, or have the potential to develop and grow?


  • Is the project financially feasible?
  • Is the timeline reasonable and achievable?
  • What partnerships are in place to help drive the activity?


  • How does the proposed project benefit the applicant, the artist, the collection or the community?
  • What is the audience experience?

This criteria does not apply to the Arts Recovery Support Initiative, Community Arts and Cultural Development (arts organisations), Community Arts and Cultural Development (individuals and groups) or Community Arts and Cultural Development (Local Government).