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Arts Tasmania

Art Fair Industry Development Initiative 2019-20 (March 2020)

The Art Fair Industry Development Initiative supports Tasmanian commercial galleries to represent local artists at key national markets.

To be eligible to apply, commercial galleries must be a current or pending participant in the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme and provide written confirmation from the curatorial team at either the Sydney Contemporary or the Melbourne Art Fair.

The Minister for the Arts has approved funding of $40 000 for two galleries to attend the next iteration of Sydney Contemporary.

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

Applications to this round were submitted before the COVID-19 pandemic and before restrictions were put in place in line with the declared State of Emergency. The Expert Peers were directed to assess and recommend applications for support on the basis of the published criteria.

It is highly likely that many of the funded activities may not be able to proceed as planned, given the current restrictions. Arts Tasmania will support recipients to adjust or revise activities and timelines.


Bett Gallery - $20 000 towards attending Sydney Contemporary

Michael Bugelli Gallery - $19 200 towards attending Sydney Contemporary

Peer assessors

The following peers assessed in the March 2020 round (incorporating Art Fair Industry Development Initiative, Artsbridge, the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme – Arts Businesses, Education Residencies, Low-interest Loans and the Vita Brown Bequest Bursary):

  • Adam Ouston
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson
  • Carin Mistry
  • Jessie Pangas
  • Joel Fenton