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Arts and Culture in the City of Hobart

 The City of Hobart seeks to facilitate, support and develop a range of programs and activities which support and enhance the cultural life of Hobart.

The Council's arts and cultural activities are underpinned by its Cultural Strategy - Creative Hobart which was adopted in December 2012. Creative Hobart is an aspirational strategy document focused on profound change to the positioning of the City of Hobart's role in the cultural and creative life of Hobart's community.

This document is the culmination of a project which started in early 2012 and included extensive consultation, workshops and surveys with both the local cultural sector and broader community.

Creative Hobart places an increased emphasis upon the importance of the cultural and creative sectors in building community wellbeing and economic viability, and through this creating a culturally rich sense of place, positioning Hobart as a truly creative City for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

As part of Creative Hobart the City of Hobart will expand the focus of its engagement with the cultural sector to include all areas of the arts and cultural development practice.

A key focus of this new approach is that the Council will move to being a ‘supporter/facilitator’, working with a range of external cultural sector stakeholders and partners, rather than being simply a ‘provider’ of cultural programs.


Click the badge to download a copy of Creative Hobart.

If you would like further to discuss how you or your organisation can work with the City of Hobart in realising this bold new approach to cultural development, please contact the Council’s Cultural Program Coordinator, Ms Jane Castle on email: castlej@hobartcity.com.au or telephone (03) 6238 2767. You can also join our newsletter mail group here.


Rew Hanks, Banks, which one's mine? CHAP 2014





Fauna (detail), New Town Rivulet (Edwards, Pankhurst, Small), Image by Jonathan Wherrett


City of Hobart Art Prize


Creative Hobart


Public Art



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