For 60 years Tasmanian Regional Arts has excited, inspired and engaged Tasmanian communities to express their passion and culture through the arts.
With offices and staff across the state we effectively deliver a range of services and initiatives that enrich the Tasmanian cultural landscape. We provide opportunities for touring visual and performing arts, skills development, networking and funding. We also develop and deliver cultural projects and community events with a focus on wellbeing and young people, often in collaboration with other arts organisations, community groups, government agencies and local businesses.
Be part of arts and culture in your community by joining your local TRA branch. You can also subscribe online for RAW; our monthly email bulletin that keeps you up to date with news, events and opportunities.
Regional Arts Development Officers are based in Latrobe, Launceston and Hobart. They understand the challenges and opportunities facing regional artists and audiences and can assist with practical advice to support the development of your creative and cultural projects. TRA also employs project staff and artists to support specific strategic initiatives such as arts and well being and youth arts.
TRA manages the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative that provides funding for arts and artists. TRA also provides advice to regional Tasmanian artists on other funding sources.
TRA encourages and supports visual and performing arts touring to regional centres across Tasmania.
TRA advocates at a local, state and national level for the rights of Tasmanians to access and participate in quality arts experiences.
Tasmanian Regional Arts is a not for profit incorporated association comprising a network of branches whose volunteer members engage with their communities.
TRA receives program funding from the Australian Government through the Office For The Arts (OFTA) and through the Australia Council, the Commonwealth arts funding and advisory body. TRA also receives program and project support from the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania, and a range of other non-government and philanthropic funding sources.
The organisation receives assistance from local government through in-kind infrastructure support, in particular from the Latrobe and Launceston Councils, the latter through the Albert Hall Offices of the Junction Arts Festival.
TRA has tax deductible status and is eligible to receive tax deductible donations.