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Cultural and Tourism Development


Department of State Growth

Cultural and Tourism Development

The Cultural and Tourism Development division is part of the Department of State Growth. We are the principal cultural and tourism supply funding and advisory body in Tasmania.

We are made up of five business units: Arts Tasmania, Events Tasmania, Screen Tasmania, Tourism and Hospitality Supply-side Unit and Operations and Client Engagement, all supporting sector development, facilitating delivery of services, providing funding and stimulating demand. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is also supported by the division.

We're here to provide support to the cultural and creative industries, in all of its forms. Read more.

The Tasmanian Government has launched the Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery Strategy: 2020 and Beyond. The cultural and creative industries are integral to the story of Tasmania. To find out more, please click through to read a copy of the strategy.

What we do

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More about Arts Tasmania

Arts Tasmania

We support the arts and cultural heritage sectors to deliver activities across the state that stimulate the cultural and creative life of Tasmania through industry development initiatives and financial support.

More about Events Tasmania

Events Tasmania

We help build and sustain a strong events sector, promotes investment and support events, and maximise the value and return on investment of events funded by the Tasmanian Government through our major event partnerships and grant programs.

More about Screen Tasmania

Screen Tasmania

We are responsible for supporting and developing the state's film, television and multimedia industries by increasing the amount of independent screen production occurring in Tasmania.

More about Tourism and Hospitality Support

Tourism and Hospitality Support

We work alongside the tourism industry to encourage investment in quality visitor infrastructure and to build the capability, capacity and community to ensure a great visitor experience, and a strong visitor economy.

Latest news


Tourism Innovation Grant Program

On 18 February 2022 the Premier announced a new funding program to encourage Tasmanian tourism and hospitality operators to deliver innovative projects to increase and expand visitor demand.Read about the program.

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The Greater Hobart Cultural Venues Study

The Department of State Growth jointly sponsored the Greater Hobart Cultural Venues Study with Hobart City Council to provide an inventory of Hobart’s cultural facilities and infrastructure to help inform future planning activities.

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Arts Tasmania COVID-19 update

Additional support for the arts and cultural sector announced in the 2020-21 Tasmanian Budget

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Update to theatre and cinema capacity limits

On 16 December 2020 the Premier announced a relaxation of capacity limits for theatres and cinemas across Tasmania.

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Mandatory contact tracing requirements

Recording patron details to support contract tracing is now mandatory for a wide range of Tasmanian venues and events.

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Creative and cultural industries survey

A new study of Tasmanians working in the creative and cultural industries will help researchers and policy makers understand the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

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COVID-19 Safety Plan sessions - catch up now

Earlier this month we partnered with WorkSafe Tasmania to deliver two online information sessions to help museums, galleries and other arts businesses and organisations navigate the process of developing their COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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Mental health and wellbeing support services

The impacts of COVID-19 can be extremely stressful and it is very normal for us to feel worried and anxious during a time like this.

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T21 Visitor Economy Plan 2020 – 2022 launched

During August Cultural and Tourism Development joined a number of tourism and hospitality operators for the launch of T21 Visitor Economy Plan 2020 – 2022.

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