Opportunities for Tasmanian arts organisations in 2015 Fri 14 February 2014 Katherine Hough Director, Arts Tasmania Arts Tasmania Director, Katherine Hough, today announced the opening of the Assistance to Organisations program for 2015. “Arts Tasmania’s Assistance to Organisations program invests in arts organisations based in Tasmania to deliver projects and annual programs,” Ms Hough said. “The program has been designed to invest in arts activities that employ promising and talented professional arts practitioners. “Arts organisations working in any artform can be funded through the program for a range of activities including industry and audience development, exhibitions, performances, festivals or the creation of literary journals. “There is a real buzz around Tasmania’s arts and cultural sector at the moment. I have no doubt that the organisations supported through Arts Tasmania’s Assistance to Organisations program will create and enhance the arts experiences available for Tasmanians and visitors to enjoy.” The Assistance to Organisations program has previously supported a wide variety of projects, including Sawtooth ARI’s exhibition program, ‘thinkers-in-residence’ and artists forums. Launceston based youth dance company, Stompin, has also been supported to develop its annual program including major shows, youth choreographic projects and a statewide program of workshops, residencies and classes. The Assistance to Organisations application toolkit is available to download at www.arts.tas.gov.au/organisations or can be requested by contacting Arts Tasmania on 03 6165 6666. Further information about Arts Tasmania’s grants and loans program, including details of previous recipients of Assistance to Organisations funding, is available on the Arts Tasmania website www.arts.tas.gov.au/funding Applications to the Assistance to Organisations program will close Wednesday, 30 April 2014.