Every two years TRA supports our national body – Regional Arts Australia – to undertake a national consultation on what matters to artists living and working in regional communities.
In 2011 TRA held sessions in Hobart and Launceston. This time around TRA is able to bring these consultations to more places thanks to the support we have from DHHS through the Health Promotions Unit.
Both TRA and DHHS have worked together over the past few years to support arts and health/wellbeing and this consultation session is part of this ongoing work. You dont need to be a TRA member = in fact we looking for a many different creative voices as we can muster to inform the consultations.
Recently TRA and RAA have recommended this process – thank you to those that contributed to the first of two national online surveys – these have helped us to establish the next steps in the consultation process. Stage two -the consultations sessions - will be accessible in 13 DHHS videoconference locations across Tasmania and are free to attend. TRA and DHHS invite all interested people to come along, contribute and have a say in developing our national advocacy and state arts/health agendas.
The session will take place from 9- 11am Tuesday 12 June 2013. To RSVP click here. Background reading on the sessions is available by clicking here. And the location of the 13 DHHS Telehealth centres is available by clicking here.
Over 70 people helped celebrate the opening of Material Girl in Moonah Arts Centre on Friday 17 May. To see who won, visit the Material Girl Page.
Want to vote for peoples choice?
Thanks to the internet and Pinterest you can vote for your choice of winner in the peoples choice category. Simply go to the TRA Pinterest page, sign in and you too can see every finalist on line and vote for the work that you think best represents the 2013 theme.
To help aspiring artists enter the Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, TRA has prepared facts sheets on some common questions entrants have.
Click here for advice on writing and artist statement
Click here for advice on framing
More to come in coming weeks - stay tuned!
Thanks to all that attended the 2013 AGM for TRA. The Annual report is now available online with hard copies available on request.
RAA recently conducted a short survey on attitudes to the arts in regions. The five page simple infographic results are now available here.
Former Arts Minister Simon Crean launched $1.3M in national RAF projects on 21 March in Canberra. Details of this new investment are available from www.regionalarts.com.au
Former Arts Minister Crean announced the National Cultural Policy at the Press Club on March 13 2013. Click here to download a PDF version of the policy.
Check it out at the new website www.taspp.com.au
Every year TRA outlines our work in our operational plan. The 2013 plan is now available for download by clicking here.
Arts Minister Simon Crean has announced funding outcomes for the 2012 Round 2 RAF Grants. Click here to view or download: Media Release: 2012 Round 2 RAF Grants
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As of 1 July 2013 TRA intends to introduce the revised RAF application processes that are online based. Applications will now be developed and lodged online. As a result, the previous application forms for Quick Response, Small and Major Grant have now been discontinued. Fund guidelines and criteria remain the same.
Thanks to the commitment of Danielle Rodgers, the 2013 Visual Arts Program of touring shows is now available. You can download the program as a PDF file here.
Each year the program changes due to local circumstances. When this happens, please advise us and we will continue to update the program. Please check the edition number in the program footer to make sure you have the latest version.
Since 2009 TRA has been engaged in an action research project to investigate the relevance and potential of social enterprise and the arts in Tasmania.
We are please to release the public report on this interesting and relevant study. You can read about how the project came about, head about our work with the pilot communities, hear about subsequent initiatives and respond to the recommendations for future developments around creative social enterprise.
Click here to download the Branching Out Report (PDF: 2.3MB)
Parliament House on 21 March sees Minister Simon Crean open a national arts exhibition featuring regional artists. Also launched at this time are RAA's four national strategic RAF projects. Details of these RAA initiatives are available for download here.
Click Here to download the Quick Response Grant Report for the period July/December 2012. Check out who was successful in receiving support.
Yes, the new RAF agreement contains some tweaking of previous program guidelines. Download the RAF FAQ sheet to learn about these changes.
Well done to the Country Arts South Australia team for the highly successful Kumuwuki Big Wave Conference and Festival. Over 25 Tasmanian delegates attended the 2012 event - a strong showing from our tiny state!
TRA encourages intending applicants to discuss their idea with the RAF Manager prior to submitting any application.
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. Click here to 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. While staffing levels are reduced in 2013 due to Australia Council funding cuts, TRA remains committed to quality service provision.