Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

17 May 2018

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts

Continued support for Tasmanian artists

The Tasmanian Government recognises the importance of supporting and enhancing our cultural and creative industries.

That’s why the Government, through Arts Tasmania, has committed an additional $90,000 of funding to develop and support Tasmanian artists and arts organisations.

Sixteen Tasmanians will receive support through the Artsbridge program, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme, Tasmanian Residencies and the Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency programs.

These programs give Tasmanian artists the opportunity for professional development through mentorships, masterclasses and residencies and other opportunities both locally and overseas.

Jordy Gregg and Kartanya Maynard will both receive grants under the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme to work alongside Tasmania Performs to develop their play scripts.

Tasmania Performs previously assisted Tasmanian Aboriginal playwright, Nathan Maynard to develop the Helpmann-Award winning play The Season.

Jordy also intends to work with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and pursue an opportunity to work with Indigenous performing company, Ilbijerri Theatre.

And Kartanya plans to write a play about the four generations of women in her family exploring the idea of inter-generational trauma and its impact on contemporary Indigenous communities.

Further recipients include:

  • Furniture maker Duncan Meerding will travel to Venice in late May to participate in an invitation-only exhibition entitled Venice Design 2018;
  • Artist Nadege Philippe-Janon will attend an intensive residency at SOMA in Mexico City, Mexico;
  • Violinist Alethea Coombe and composer Michael Mathieson-Sandars will hone their collaborative practice and expand their musical capabilities during their residency at Rocky Cape, Tasmania.

The funding recommendations were made by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.

For a full list of recipients please visit www.arts.tas.gov.au/2018r1grants

For further information on Arts Tasmania’s funding programs, please visit http://www.arts.tas.gov.au/funding

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