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Assistance to Individuals Program 2013 - Investment in future of some of Tasmania’s finest artists

Monday, 19 November 2012

Tasmania's most promising artists have been recognised with the announcement of grants totalling nearly $390 000.2013 Assistance to Individuals toolkit cover

The Premier, Lara Giddings, announced the 2013 Arts Tasmania Assistance to Individuals grants, which support working artists in all art forms.

"Writers, choreographers, contemporary musicians and designers are just a few of those who have been awarded funding for 2013 in this highly competitive process," Ms Giddings said.

"The high quality of applications to this year's Assistance to Individuals Program is particularly impressive, and just confirms Tasmania's thriving creative hub.

"By investing in the talent of our individual artists and their projects, the Tasmanian Government is helping to support our vibrant local arts scene, which is increasingly becoming a major tourist drawcard, creating jobs and opportunities for Tasmanians."

Successful 2013 grant recipients include:

  • Joshua Dunn, who was awarded a $3 000 Start-up Grant to travel to Django in June, a Gypsy Jazz workshop in the US where he will be mentored by some of the world's most prominent musicians in this style.
  • Fiona Stewart has been awarded $8 500 to tour her work Bijou's Secret to Melbourne in March 2013. Ms Stewart will act as director and producer for the tour and will perform on stage with Tasmanian musician Julius Schwing.
  • Jabra Latham has been awarded a grant of $8 442 for Howl at the Room - a new creation comprised of a core of nine instrumentalists.
  • Christopher Flood has been awarded $5 000 to undertake a cultural residency at Highfield House, where he will use the barn as a studio and exhibition space for his large-format abstract paintings.

Ms Giddings also congratulated Selena de Carvahlo who was awarded the $10 000 Dombrovskis Award for artistic innovation, which commemorates the life and work of renowned photographer Peter Dombrovskis.

Ms de Carvahlo received the biennial award to undertake her project, Forecast, which will explore human interaction with the environment through an exhibition involving the use of bicycle generated power, image projection and motion-monitoring electronics.

A full list of grants announced in the Assistance to Individuals Program is available at www.arts.tas.gov.au/recipients