Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

15 April 2018

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts

Another boost for Tasmanian youth, arts and culture

Tasmania’s art scene will receive a $260 000 injection to support high-quality, youth focused, art experiences and activities across the State.

The program will be delivered through Arts Tasmania and aims to support and invigorate the State’s youth arts and screen sector, while providing professional development for young artists.

Nine organisations will receive funding to develop and deliver creative content, including:

  • The Unconformity Inc. will run storytelling and visual arts workshops for young people living in communities along Tasmania’s west coast, which build and develop skills while fostering a sense of community pride;
  • Mast Films Pty Ltd will establish a cross-cultural community development project where refugees, new arrivals, and young people born and/or raised in Australia will create an original web-series;
  • The Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc. will run an after school youth music program in Triabunna, Youth Songmaking Sessions, which focuses on personal learning needs and opportunities, and culminates in a showcase concert;
  • The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra will introduce a chamber music program, supporting the development of 24 young musicians through high-quality active arts engagement.

The funding forms part of the Tasmanian Government’s $1.44 million investment for Tasmania’s first Youth Arts Program, to be delivered over four years.

For a full list of successful applicants, please visit www.arts.tas.gov.au/funding_decisions

For further information on the Youth Arts (Organisations) Program, please visit http://www.arts.tas.gov.au/youth_arts_organisations.

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