A MAJORITY LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WILL:
- Deliver a 50% increase in annual funding to arts organisations to support our vibrant artists to engage and inspire audiences and to deliver certainty and confidence for our cultural and creative industries.
- Provide $8 million for a new Events Support and Attraction Fund to secure existing events and festivals, and attract new, exciting events for Tasmania.
- Invest an additional $200,000 for small grants program of up to $2000 to support Tasmanian artists returning to the ‘gig economy.’
We have also recently announced an additional $4.5 million to re-invigorate our arts and cultural sector, including –
- An additional $3 million to Screen Tasmania’s Screen Innovation Fund to showcase Tasmania as a destination for film and production;
- Invest an extra $1 million for the Live Performance Reactivation Program to deliver new large-scale professional live performance productions and help artists, theatre venues to get back up and running; and
- Provide $500,000 in extra support to arts organisations to help its ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To mitigate impacts, last year we have also boosted support to the arts and cultural sector by an additional $7.5 million, including -
- a further $2 million to support Tasmania’s Live Performance Support program and share the risks of holding a live event;
- $2.5 million over two years for a new Arts and Cultural support Fund to help performers and artists bounce back and produce new work;
- $1 million over two years to support a new program of Community Arts and Cultural Development for social health and wellbeing partnerships between the arts and community sectors;
- $1.5 million in new funding under our Cultural and Creative Industries stimulus package; and
- $500,000 over two years to Screen Tasmania’s Screen Innovation Fund.
The Tasmanian Liberals are strong supporters of Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries.
Our current $2.3 million organisations program offers annual and multi-year support to arts organisations to deliver a range of high-quality programs that strengthen Tasmania’s arts sector.
A re-elected Liberal Majority Government will:
Provide a 50% increase in organisational funding to the Arts
This commitment of an additional $1.2 million each year will support our artists and deliver confidence and certainty for our cultural and creative industries and help secure Tasmania’s future.
Invest an additional $200,000 for small grants program of up to $2000 to support Tasmanian artists returning to the ‘gig economy.’
We will invest $200,000 in a small grants program specifically designed to support gig economy artists back to work, including sole traders, freelancers and self-employed artists.
Small grants of up to $2000 will include equipment hire or upgrades, lessons, workshops, and studio hire.
This will assist those supporting small local events in local communities.
Provide $8 million for a new Events Support and Attraction Fund to secure existing events and festivals, and attract new, exciting events for Tasmania.
Over the past seven years, Tasmania has hosted an exciting and diverse range of events, including major concerts and festivals, like the iconic Marion Bay Falls Festival.
These events bring thousands of visitors to Tasmania, and drive economic activity in our cities and regional communities.
A re-elected Majority Liberal Government will work to not only secure events that already take place in our State, but attract new events to Tasmania.
This will help draw more visitors, support Events Tasmania to actively target and secure mass-participation events that deliver the greatest return for investment, and build on the range of events to further benefit our economy.
Our record in Government:
- $2.45 million in all five seasons of Rosehaven, with about 500 Tasmanian cast and crew working on the show, plus 36 emerging Tasmanian screen practitioners have gained valuable experience and skills.
- Supporting a second season of The Gloaming as part of our Cultural and Creative Industries Stimulus Package.
- $1 million for TMAG’s permanent children’s exhibition.
- Launch of the Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery Strategy: 2020 and Beyond.
- Tasmania’s first Youth Arts Strategy to support and invigorate Tasmania’s youth arts sector, develop their creative skills and capacities, and improve the social health and well-being of our young people through arts education and engagement.
- Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative – supporting arts organisations across Northern Tasmania with $100,000 each year for the delivery of high-quality arts activities.
- Ongoing support for Tasmania’s artistic and cultural icons including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Ten Days on the Island.
- Established new Tasmanian Theatre Fund with $400,000 over 2 years.
Labor- Green Record 2010 to 2014
- Labor and the Greens cut competitive funding to the arts.
$5 million over four years.
*$8 million events fund has been costed previously