Who can apply?
Arts Tasmania accepts applications from individuals, groups and organisations.
Individuals and groups
If you are applying as an individual, you must be a practicing artist or arts worker who has been resident in Tasmania for six of the past twelve months.
Groups must have at least one Tasmanian member.
Students are eligible to apply for grants. However, any activity that is part of a course or contributes to course assessment is not eligible for funding.
If you have received a grant from Arts Tasmania in the past and that grant has not been acquitted, you will not be eligible to apply to Arts Tasmania until your acquittal is accepted.
Organisations must be registered under law (an incorporated association, or a company limited by guarantee) or created by law (a government statutory authority).
Organisations that are not based in Tasmania may apply to certain programs for activities that benefit Tasmanian artists or audiences.
Organisations in receipt of multi-year operational support from Arts Tasmania are not eligible to apply to other Arts Tasmania programs for the term of the agreement.
Tasmanian or Federal Government departments and government business enterprises are not eligible to apply to Arts Tasmania.
The following organisations are in receipt of administered funding from the Tasmanian Government and are not eligible to apply to Arts Tasmania’s programs:
- The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
- The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
- Ten Days on the Island
- The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
The Theatre Royal Management Board may apply to Arts Tasmania’s programs for support towards its artistic program.
If you or your organisation has received a grant from Arts Tasmania in the past and that grant has not been acquitted, you will not be eligible to apply to Arts Tasmania until your acquittal is accepted.
Please contact Arts Tasmania if you are unsure if you are eligible for funding.
What can you apply for?
Funding is available for artist-led activities, projects or programs that start after the program notification date. Activities funded may include professional development, mentorships, and national and international collaborations. Costs associated with administering or participating in prizes, awards and competitions are not eligible for funding.
Please consult the relevant program page for eligible activities and notification dates.
Arts Tasmania supports activities that are artist-led.
Arts Tasmania expects that artists are properly remunerated for their work. For more information visit the artist remuneration guidelines.
Arts Tasmania supports museums, galleries and collections to deliver a range of activities that strengthen Tasmania's cultural heritage sector.
Financial assistance for capital works or the purchase of assets or equipment is limited to the following programs:
- The FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary (for individuals)
- Vita Brown Bequest Bursary (for individuals)
- Low-interest Loans (for individuals and organisations).