TRA has been an active organisation in recent times. The following is a brief list of great projects that TRA started, has finished or is in the process of doing:
- Fresh!- A partnership between UTAS School of Geography and TRA to develop new media work based on the views of young people and climate change.
- Branching Out - A social enterprise development project involving two pilot communities in developing more independent and resilient arts organisations operating within a not for profit mindset. Branching Out is funded by the Westpac Foundation , UTAS TASCOSS and the Department of Economic Development and Trade (DEDTA). This three yerar pilot project completed in 2011, with TRA committing resources to continue the work in 2012.
- Community Cultural Development Training: Three sessions conducted across Tasmania to assist over 50 artists and artsworkers to better understanding this vital area of arts practice.
- Ruined - A Ten Days on the Island project to discover and collect the musical history of Tasmania's derelict pianos and compose new music on these once loved but now forgotten instruments.
- 2010 Conference - Hosting of the 2010 Regional Arts Australia/Tasmanian Regional Arts/RAA 2010 national conference in Launceston 26-29 August, 2010. This event wasthe largest arts conference in the country and generated over $1.6M in economic activity.
- Junction Arts Festival - the 2011 reincarnation of the Junction Arts Festival. Sponsored by Events Tasmania, Launceston City Council, the Tasmanian Community Fund, the Regional Arts Fund and Winifred Booth Foundation
- Pierre Bensusan - Arts Deloraine hosted one of the world's best guitarists, Pierre Bensusan for two concerts and a workshop in April 2009, playing to packed audiences with some travelling from the mainland to take part in this unique event.
- Media - Launching Seeded and Big Story Country and securing SBS support to produce one of its arts vignettes around the work of Rod Westbrook, a north west photographer and Rubicon River Arts Branch member.
- RAF grants - Delivering grants from the Commonwealth Government's Regional Arts Fund to Tasmanian Artists and Arts Organisations throughout the state.
- Touring - Managing an ever expanding visual arts touring program that has ten exhibitions on the road and supporting performing arts touring through promoting acts such as Bang! Crash! Tap!
- Material Girl - Continues to curate the Material Girl Exhibition thanks to the support of ABAF and our naming rights sponsor Bendigo Bank.
- RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize - Staging this show annually having won an ABAF Award for new arts business partnerships in 2009.
- Open Your Eyes Cultural Tourism project in 28 locations across nine councils in southern Tasmania in September 2011.
- TRA No Frills State Gathering at Nubeena Tasmanian attracting 45 delegates from eleven TRA branches.
- The Dance Project has competed its work in the North West through Dance Marinara and in the North East through Generate. Film footage of these projects is available on the dance project website.
TRA encourages our members and branches to provide us with stories and pictures of your activities so we can promote your good news stories. Ran a great workshop? Supported a local artist to do something spectacular? Helped make that school centenary or local festival committee to really do something spectacular? Let us know and we will upload it - after all every one loves a good news story!
If you have any questions about these events, please contact us