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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.

You are invited to a Creative Workshop by Dr Neil Cameron for the 'Monuments to Art' Project

Please join us at one of these workshops for the first regional and artistic initiative of the new State Executive Committee. RSVPs need to be received by 12 August. Click here for all details about the workshops, and here for the Guidelines on the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Cultural Fund.


The Community Grant August Round is now open, and will close on 15 August, 2014 at 5pm. Read the Grants Information Pack here. Please contact Tasmanian Regional Arts to discuss your project.

APPLY ONLINE: Start your online process for Major Community Grants under $10,000 here. And for Small Community Grants under $5,000 here

Regional Quick Response Grants are open and online!

Before applying, please contact Tasmanian Regional Arts first to discuss your project ideas. Then click here to begin your application.


Keen to attend the 2014 Regional Arts Australia National Summit in Kalgoorlie, WA?

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:

  • Aboriginal artist Julie Gough receiving funds to develop The Effect, an exhibition based on colonial impacts on indigenous cultures but developed through new media technologies;
  • Queenstown's unique heritage will be presented through the commissioning of new story telling film documentaries  to be developed by Roar Film as part of the Big Stories: Small Towns project; and
  • Hobart Based metal band Infernal Outcry, whose membership comprises UTAS Conservatorium of Music Students/graduates, will be commissioned to develop new music for performance and recording.

“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.


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 danie...@tasregionalarts.org.au or on 6426 2344.

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

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

2014 Bendigo Bank Material Girl

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.


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
i...@tasregionalarts.org.au Phone 03 6426 2344 Fax 03 6426 2889
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