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Arts Tasmania

Aboriginal Arts Program 2019-20

The Minister for the Arts has approved funding of $31 987 to support six Aboriginal artists to undertake projects that that stimulate contemporary, traditional and non-traditional Aboriginal artforms and practice.

Funding recommendations were made by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.


Allan Mansell - $5 950 towards developing a new body of work, Coming Home.

Archipelago Productions - $4 437 towards a professional acting debut for Aboriginal performer, Kartanya Maynard.

Belynda Hooper - $5 000 towards researching Tasmania’s Aboriginal men and women war heroes.

Cheryl Rose - $5 750 towards developing a new body of work, It’s all sorry business.

Delia Summers - $5 900 towards developing a new body of work, Drawings in the Sand.

Sonya Maher - $4 900 towards developing a new body of work for an exhibition.

Feedback from the expert peers

The peers gave the following feedback to help current and future applicants:

  • Applicants are encouraged to speak with a Program Officer before submitting an application – particularly if applying for the first time.
  • Applicants are asked to consider the artistic outcomes to their projects where research forms the base of the application.