Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

3 July 2014

Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts

2015 Artist in Residence Program

The Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the arts in Tasmania.

The Artist in Residence program, a partnership between arts@work and the Australia Council for the Arts, is an innovative program taking Tasmanian artists into schools to work with our next generation of artists.

arts@work is now calling for applications for the 2015 Artist in Residence (AIR) program from professional Tasmanian artists across all art forms.

Up to seven residencies will be offered for artists to work with year 11 and 12 students in Department of Education colleges and independent schools across the state.

Artists will undertake a 30 day residency between February and July 2015. Artists will also be offered the opportunity to work with an artistic mentor to assist them in their professional practice.

The Tasmanian AIR program is recognised nationally and internationally as an innovative program offering professional development for artists whilst contributing to arts learning for students and staff in Tasmanian schools and colleges.

The program offers young people insights into professional arts careers and encourages future creators within the cultural and creative industries.

In 2014, eight artists whose work spanned the fields of music composition, bio-art, contemporary ceramics, drawing and multi discipline practice, took part in the AIR program.

Applicationsfor the 2015 AIR program close on 8 August 2014. The application toolkit can be downloaded from http://www.arts.tas.gov.au/artsatwork/air

For information please contact Wendy Morrow, Professional Development Officer on Wendy.Morrow@artsatwork.com.au or 03 6165 6665.

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