Artist Investment Program

Up to $7,400 is available from Artist Investment Program to support arrtists in Tasmania for projects that will improve their careers and arts practice.

Artist Investment Program

Artist Investment Program

Arts Tasmania’s Artist Investment Program invests in individual artists, partnerships, collaborations and unincorporated groups working in any artform. It offers opportunities for practitioners at all career stages to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania’s robust, diverse and vibrant arts sector.

These projects may involve creative development, exhibiting, recording or producing works, writing and researching creative projects and concepts, market and audience development, professional development and taking advantage of promotional opportunities. Support may also be available for travel and  living allowances.



There are two funding categories in the Artist Investment Program:

  • Development – e.g. professional development, creative development, residencies, writing, creating work, research and mentorships.
  • Delivery – e.g. exhibitions, productions, concerts, arts activities within festivals, literary magazines, publications, recording, touring, industry development, audience development or community cultural development activities.

You can seek funding for both development and delivery for a single project. Arts Tasmania will advise you about which funding component they will invest in.

There are no limits or caps in place for this program. The average amount awarded to individuals, partnerships and collaborations has been $7,400 per successful applicant. Funding may also be available for travel and living allowances.


Eligible Projects

Funded art projects may involve:

  • creative development
  • exhibiting
  • recording or producing works
  • writing and researching creative projects and concepts
  • market and audience development
  • professional development
  • taking advantage of promotional opportunities.

You cannot apply for a project or activity that does not involve professional artists or arts workers, does not have a clearly defined arts component or that takes place before the grant is awarded.


Eligible Applicants

The funding is open to:

  • Professional artists and arts workers residing in Tasmania. To apply you must have been resident in Tasmania for six of the past twelve months, and be resident in the state for the period of proposed project (the latter requirement is waived where the grant is for interstate or overseas travel)
  • Arts organisations based in Tasmania
  • Arts organisations based outside of Tasmania, but conducting a program in Tasmania
  • Small museums and collections based in Tasmania



Applications close 3 July 2017.


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