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.
Tasmanian Regional Arts is the peak organisation for regional arts, and community arts and cultural development in Tasmania.
Contact TRA to discuss travel assistance for artists, arts workers, and presenters to attend the largest arts conference and gathering in Australia.
16-19 October 2014 is the date, Kalgoorlie the venue. Come along and participate!
Early bird registration rates have been extended to 18 August, 2014. Check out the program at: http://www.raasummit.com.au/
The Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has announced that funding for seven projects totalling $44,526 will go to regional and rural Tasmanian communities from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund - delivered in Tasmania by Tasmanian Regional Arts.
President of Tasmanian Regional Arts, Sue Baker is impressed with the quality and diversity of the projects proposed and funded through the program, stating that “It is inspiring that Tasmania’s artists are so active and so highly creative. In this round, the fund has supported individual artists seeking to develop projects that highlight contemporary Tasmanian arts practices, drawing on our culture and heritage to develop new narratives and projects that open the doors to communities less visible to mainstream society ”.
As all of Tasmania is considered regional under the Regional Arts Fund program guidelines, a number of southern based applicants were successful in this round. The Regional Arts Fund continues to reach out to regional locations, with projects funded in Queenstown, the West Tamar and Launceston. Importantly, approximately 50% of all applicants to the program are new to the Regional Arts Fund, demonstrating that the arts community is alive and growing in Tasmania.
Specific projects funded in this round include:
“What is pleasing is that the projects funded in this round demonstrate interesting collaborations, often forming new partnerships and new outlets for the work. While the number of grants awarded in this round is smaller than last year, their quality and diversity shone through” added Ms Baker.
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in communities across regional and remote Australia. The funding is targeted at activities that will have long term cultural, economic and social benefits for individuals and communities through the development of partnerships and cultural networks, by providing artists with professional development and employment opportunities, and by supporting arts and community development projects that provide local communities with the opportunity to participate in, and access cultural activities. The Regional Arts Fund has an emphasis on youth, disadvantaged, remote and Indigenous communities.
Click here for details of all Australia-wide recipients.
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 danie...@tasregionalarts.org.au or on 6426 2344.
Please note all staff work part time. The office will be open Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm and closed on Mondays.
Well done to all of the 45 finalists in the 2014 Bendigo Bank Material Girl art award. This stunning exhibition was featured at the Moonah Arts Centre and Burnie Regional Art Gallery.
Photos of all the winning works are on the Material Girl website.
A selection of the works are now touring to several regional areas.
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 (TRA) provides its members, affiliates and the broader regional community with a range of resources and publications.
These resources have been collated to support TRA branch activity, celebrate the achievements of specific projects undertaken by TRA and its members and provide advice and inspiration.
Many resources are downloadable PDF files viewable with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Most resources are accessible in both hard copy and on line. Download the latest Branch Manual, E-newsletter, the Annual Report and other resources.
Not all of TRA's resources are virtual: TRA's staff, board and membership possess a wealth of information and advice.