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Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) builds vibrant communities through arts and cultural development. TRA works with artists, our branch network, affiliates and a wide range of organisations and communities to support the development, presentation and promotion of the arts throughout Tasmania.

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Regional Quick Response Grant Round opens I July 2014


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Tasmanian Regional Arts is the peak organisation for regional arts, and community arts and cultural development in Tasmania.

TRA to appoint a new CEO

For a copy of the position description and all queries, please contact TRA President Sue Baker at suebakertra@gmail.com 

Shine a Light on Your Community Hall in November!

This November, TRA will join with Regional Arts Victoria in celebrating community halls by encouraging regional Tasmanians to register an event for this inspiring project.

Home is Where the Hall Is is a Regional Arts Victoria project that takes place during the month of November. Having run successfully for several years, this year they invited Tasmanians to join their project. You can register events of all kinds and be part of a project that creates a far-reaching network of creative places, with many dozens of towns participating each year.

This is a unique, simple project and a lovely way to shine a light on your hall and your community. Click here for all details and how to register your event. Registrations can be submitted throughout November.


Regional Arts Fund (RAF) August Round announced

The Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has announced that funding for 16 projects totalling $93,585 will go to regional and rural Tasmanian communities from the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, delivered in Tasmania by Tasmanian Regional Arts. Click here for all details. For more information about the Regional Arts Fund, visit our Funding page.


Letter from TRA President, Sue Baker

Dear Members, Affiliates and Friends,

I am very pleased to advise that TRA has been successful in its application to Arts Tasmania for funding in 2015, and will continue the process of renewal in the coming year.

As incoming President it has been an engaging year of review and regeneration, reflecting the typical pattern of long-standing organisations.

The roots of Tasmanian Regional Arts go back nearly 70 years, making it one of Tasmania's longest standing cultural entities. While TRA has undergone many evolutions during that time, one thing that has never wavered is its commitment to engaging and enriching Tasmanian communities through arts and culture.

Today the organisation comprises 29 community-based branches around the state and 19 affiliated organisations. This network of dedicated, passionate and hard-working volunteers reach over 120,000 people every year with their diverse range of quality artistic programs, and contribute around $3 million to the Tasmanian economy.

While remaining steadfast in our resolve to develop, support and promote the arts and culture in our regional and remote Tasmanian communities, TRA stands on the brink of a new era, ready to create and embrace a dynamic and sustainable model for the future.

On behalf of Tasmanian Regional Arts I congratulate you all on the tremendous work that you do for the arts in your communities, and look forward to an exciting and inspiring year ahead.


Sue Baker
President, Tasmanian Regional Arts

9 October, 2014


Tasmanian Portraiture Prize

Tasmania's premier portraiture award for aspiring emerging Tasmanian artists aged 30 and under will open at Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston on Friday, 31 October. Exhibition runs till Saturday, 22 November.

Don't miss it!

The prize is open to artists across many disciplines and is the result of a highly successful partnership between RACT Insurance, Clemenger Tasmania and Tasmanian Regional Arts.

Click here for more information.


Regional Arts Fund Update

For all details about available Regional Arts Fund Grants please see our Funding page.


2014 Bendigo Bank Material Girl

Well done to the 45 finalists in the 2014 Bendigo Bank Material Girl art award. Photos of the winners are on the Material Girl website. You can also download the catalogue for details of all the works.

A selection of the 2014 works are now touring to regional areas. Tours include Smithton, Deloraine and Queenstown. For all details see the 2014 Touring Exhibitions on the Material Girl website.

Further tours may be booked around the state, so stay tuned!


TRA has appointed a new part-time Administration Manager

Based at the TRA office in Latrobe, Danielle Rodgers will be responsible for the general administration of TRA for the remainder of the year. Branches and affiliated organisations can expect to hear from Danielle soon.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch at danielle@tasregionalarts.org.au or on 6426 2344. 

For RAF queries please contact Eunice Horne at eunice@tasregionalarts.org.au or on 6426 2344. For finance queries please contact Amanda Pilon at amanda@tasregionalarts.org.au.

Please note all staff work part time. The office will be open Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm and closed on Mondays.


TRA's Strategic Consultation Report findings released

The Executive Summary of Peter Matthews recent statewide strategic review of TRA is now available. Please click here to access your copy.

Tasmanian Regional Arts

Head Office: Cnr George & James St, Latrobe, PO Box 172 Latrobe TAS 7307
info@tasregionalarts.org.au Phone 03 6426 2344 Fax 03 6426 2889
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