Hobart's art organisations

Hobart and Tasmania have many creative arts organisations. 

Arts Tasmania
Arts Tasmania is the government agency responsible for policy and planning for arts and culture in Tasmania and for the development of the arts industry and movable cultural heritage sector.

Kickstart Arts
Kickstart Arts is Tasmania's community arts organisation connecting people and ideas through performance, film, conversation and cultural exchange.

Musica Viva
Featuring world famous performers, Musica Viva is officially 'The Chamber Music Society of Tasmania Inc'. They present a series of six chamber music concerts each year in Hobart's Historic Town Hall.

Tasmanian Writers Centre
The Tasmanian Writers Centre works to connect, support and inspire great writing and writers throughout Tasmania. They run workshops and seminars, maintain a writing resources library and provide manuscript assessment services, readings and events.

Tasmanian Theatre Company
The Tasmanian Theatre Company presents an annual program that includes world premieres, new Tasmanian theatre, adaptions and site-specific performance. 

Tasmania Performs
Tasmania Performs works with emerging independent artists to increase their skills and sector awareness. They produce the work of both emerging and established artists and companies, commission new works, and connect artists with national and international presenters.

Australian Script Centre
The Australian Script Centre provides an online shop for playwrights (both local and national) to distribute their work globally. They provide producers, teachers and students a simple access point for quality, production-ready Australian plays. 

Salamanca Arts Centre
The Salamanca Arts Centre’s is a multi-arts creative hub and integral part of the state’s arts and creative industries infrastructure. Its mission is to develop and promote the arts through leadership, creativity, innovation and excellence. 

Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Terrapin Puppet Theatre tells sophisticated stories of humour and pathos, embracing both new technology and the wonder of illusion through the age-old craft of puppetry. The company aims to inspire families by encouraging them to express the power of their collective imagination through inventive play with the objects and devices that surround them.