25th May, 2017
Will Hodgman, Acting Minister for the Arts
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is Building Tasmania’s Future and supporting young Tasmanians into jobs in the cultural and creative industries through the establishment of a dedicated Youth Arts Strategy.
The 2017-18 State Budget provides $1.44 million in new funding to support and invigorate Tasmania’s youth arts sector, improving social health, wellbeing and employment opportunities through arts education and engagement.
Importantly, this funding will assist to identify pathways into professional careers, provide greater opportunities for participation in Tasmania’s cultural life and increase the motivation and engagement of Tasmania’s young people.
The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of the cultural and creative industries. More than 9,000 Tasmanians are directly employed in the cultural and creative industries or in cultural and creative occupations, with countless more employed indirectly through the related tourism, hospitality and retail sectors.
The State Budget also includes: