The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of our cultural and creative industries and we have worked hard over the last 12 months to support the sector with a suite of support, stimulus, and COVID-19 recovery initiatives.

I am delighted by today’s announcement that three of Tasmania’s arts organisations will share in more than $610,000 under the second tranche of grants from the Federal Government’s $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

This latest round of support is expected to create more than 320 jobs across Tasmania’s vibrant arts industry.

As part of the latest round of funding, Situate Arts in Festivals will receive $280,000 to provide socially relevant arts programs and events to be created by regionally-based Tasmanian artists for their communities.

Tin Camp Studios will receive $148,000 towards its mobile storytelling space, which is styled on 1940-50’s Aboriginal camps.

Van Diemen’s Band Incorporated will receive $184,239 in funding for a new concert series and recording label.

These additional funds will complement the significant support of more than $10 million our Government has provided the State’s cultural and creative sector during what has been a challenging 12 months for artists and arts organisations.

Continued momentum and confidence are vitally important to the ongoing growth and development of Tasmania’s arts sector, and this latest funding injection will ensure that high levels of production activity can be continued and sustained going forward.

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts