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.
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.
President, Tasmanian Regional Arts
9 October, 2014
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.
For all details about available Regional Arts Fund Grants please see our Funding page.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.