Supporting the Arts Community

A Majority Labor Government will provide a funding boost to help Tasmania’s arts community thrive once again after years of cuts by the Liberals.

Since arts grants programs were defunded by the Liberals, the important arts community has been left without the resources to support the promotion, production, communication and curation of the arts and Tasmanian artists.

A Majority Labor Government will increase the investment and grant funds to Screen Tasmania to $1.3 million a year, an increase of $500,000.

This increased funding will restore the cuts made to the fund and allow for grant funding for smaller productions and experimental projects that help to build local content and local skills.

Additionally, Labor will restore funding to Tasmanian film festivals that are unable to attract Events Tasmania funding.

Other key commitments to the arts by a Majority Labor Government will include:


  • Providing greater resources to develop and support regional artists in Tasmania, through a $100,000 industry development service, ensuring artists receive the support they required to develop and deliver greater outcomes for the community
  • Boosting arts grant funding by $1 million a year to increase Individual arts grants, including Artsbridge and touring fundingand working with local governments to help promote art in public places by providing matching funding to a maximum of $20,000 from the State Government
  • Supporting the retention of Wide Angle Tasmania as the independent hub for filmmakers with $100,000 a year in funding