The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of the arts and we have been committed to supporting our cultural and creative industries through the challenges of COVID-19.

I am delighted to announce that we will be providing a much needed funding boost to 60 Tasmanian artists through our latest Individuals and Groups support program round.

A total of more than $349,000 has been awarded to these artists to help deliver 23 projects across of a variety of artistic platforms including music, theatre, visual art, writing and dancing.

Among the successful applicants is a Tasmanian Indigenous musician, an award winning emerging writer and a Burnie-based playwright.

Dewayne Everettsmith will use a $25,000 grant to record an album of 12 songs in palawa kani language.

Sam George-Allen, winner of the 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes’ Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship, has received $16,000 to create a five-episode podcast which will focus on the craft of non-fiction writing.

And playwright Ross Hay will use his $11,000 grant to develop his work, The Road that Cuts the Rivers, into a local theatre production.

Applications for this funding round were independently assessed by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Register.

For more information on the register and for a full list of recipients, visit: www.arts.tas.gov.au

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts