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22 July 2014

Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts

Aboriginal Arts 2015 Program

Arts Tasmania is calling for applications for the Aboriginal Arts 2015 program.

The program provides opportunities for Aboriginal artists and arts organisations to develop and deliver their professional arts practice.

In response to community consultation the 2015 program will be directed towards arts mentorships and professional development activities that benefit individual artists.

Applicants can apply for creative development activities such as workshops, master-classes, secondments, residencies, mentorships and project delivery.

The program includes a new mentorship opportunity for early career and emerging artists, and a fellowship opportunity for mid-career and established artists.

Aboriginal artists working in any art form can apply. This includes actors, arts administrators, arts workers, choreographers, composers, craftspeople, curators, dancers, designers, musicians, playwrights, poets, visual artists and writers, as well as collaborations and groups of artists.

The Aboriginal Arts program was established in 2008 to provide dedicated investment into Tasmanian Aboriginal arts practice.

Support for Aboriginal arts practice has helped the revitalisation of traditional craft practices such as shell necklace making, basket weaving and canoe making, as well as developing Tasmanian Aboriginal contemporary arts practice.

Applications for the Aboriginal Arts 2015 program close on 29 August 2014.

The application toolkit can be downloaded from www.arts.tas.gov.au/aboriginalarts

For information about applying to the Aboriginal Arts Program please contact  Arts Tasmania's Program Officer – Aboriginal Arts, Denise Robinson on Denise.Robinson@arts.tas.gov.au or 03 6777 2805.



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