Grant recipients


The City of Hobart is pleased to announce the recent successful recipient list from the first round of our Grant Programs for 2018.

For information on our grant programs, their guidelines and how to apply visit: Grants and funding. For information about all the grants, assistance, and benefits provided by the City of Hobart for the financial year to date, visit Grants, assistance and benefits provided by the City of Hobart

Details on the projects funded during the latest round of Community Development Grant Programs are listed on each section below.

Small Community Grants 

Provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations to develop projects or events, or specific elements of ongoing programs that foster opportunities for access and participation, and for responding to community issues and concerns.

Latest recipients – Round 1 2018

Recipient: Rosny College

Project: Taiko Drumming Inclusion Performances
Approved funding: $5,000

Springboard is a Rosny College program designed to support the learning, social and emotional needs of students with disability. The Springboard ‘Taiko’ Drummers have received an invitation to travel to Japan in 2018 to perform with other Taiko groups including a group of students with Down Syndrome. The Springboarders will participate in Taiko Masterclasses and concerts. In order to prepare our students for performing in Japan, we would like to give them opportunities to perform locally in Hobart. Primary schools are our target audience as this would be an ideal introduction to the experience of performing, in a non-threatening environment.

Recipient: Colony 47

Project: Hobart Community Christmas Lunch
Approved funding: $5,000

The Hobart Community Christmas lunch has been running for over 30 years. The lunch provides an opportunity for people and families to enjoy Christmas Lunch with other members of the community. We believe it is important to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy a magical Christmas day.

Recipient: Tassie Mums Inc

Project: Tassie Mums Emergency Essentials Drive
Approved funding: $2,000

Tassie Mums Emergency Essentials Drive aims to provide children in emergency situations with essential items such as underwear / socks / toothbrushes. These items will complement our pre made clothing bundles from ages birth - 12 years. We are asking for assistance in procuring these items which are rarely donated through our current donation channels.

Recipient: Family Planning Tasmania (FPT)

Project: International Student Sexual and Reproductive Health
Approved funding: $5,000

 FPT will provide targeted sexual and reproductive health workshops and online resources to improve international students' health literacy through a two phased approach. Initially there will be two workshops providing information to student advisors and residential coordinators enabling them to support international students' reproductive and sexual health and access to services. Following this is the develop/disseminate highly accessible online resources (including targeted international student social media) promoting sexual health awareness and access to relevant services. The information may include respectful consensual sexual relationships; STI prevention and treatment; where to seek help; improving access to culturally appropriate services and contraception including Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).

Recipient: The Black Scorpions Tas Inc

Project: The Refugees / Migrants Soccer Tournament
Approved funding: $4324.95

The Refugees & Migrants' Soccer Tournament is a 2-days soccer event involving refugees/migrant youth aged between 15 and 25. It is a friendly and fun family orientated event organised and run by the African youth themselves as a vehicle for social connections and networking as well as a way of introducing participants to the Tasmania's football community. This event has consecutively run each year since 2013 with the support of CALD communities, players' contribution and in-kind support from organisations including the Hobart City Council, Southern Waters, South Hobart Football club, General Doctors Plus and Football Federation Tasmania.

Recipient: Hobart Police and Community Youth Club Inc

Project: InstructAbility Program
Approved funding: $4680

The aim of the “Instruct-Ability” Program is to obtain funding for a 6 month pilot program to offer 3 fitness classes per week that are specifically targeted to increase participation in sport and recreational activities for those in the Tasmanian Deaf Community aged 15 years and above. Importantly, the classes will be offered by a Deaf instructor that is fitness industry qualified. Support for the Instruct-Ability Program will enable the Hobart PCYC to provide opportunities for deaf people to participate in accessible activities.

Recipient: Battery Point Community Association

Project: Voices of Battery Point
Approved funding: $5000

 'Voices of Battery Point' is a series of video vignettes that capture the lives of the broad spectrum of people who reside in the suburb, including elders, families, teens, children, business owners, students and new arrivals. The vignettes demonstrate that Battery Point is not just a historical precinct stuck in time, but rather a dynamic, living village where people live and work and where history is preserved because it is part of everyday life, rediscovered and reinterpreted by each generation.

Recipient: Colony 47

Project: Art and Craft Program and Art Supplies
Approved funding: $5,000

The funding will provide a large quantity of resources to provide for the young women at Mara house to participate in activities for a period of up to 12 months. This funding will provide a large quantity of art and craft materials and provide a fee for art therapist to run a 12 week program. As we do not secure any additional funding, we are not able to purchase extracurricular activities for the young women such as art and craft supplies. This funding would allow us to provide something for the young women to do at the shelter. The art therapist program will run for 12 weeks and provide a therapeutic model of practice incorporated into the art sessions to focus on mental health and well-being.

Recipient: Flourish Mental Health Action In Our Hands Inc

Project: Facilitating a Voice for Young People Affected by Mental Health Issues
Approved funding: $4800

Flourish Mental Health Action In Our Hands has effectively provided a strong voice for Tasmania’s mental health consumers for over six years. Through this project experienced Flourish team members and active consumer representatives will connect with City of Hobart and surrounding suburb’s young people who experience mental health challenges to encourage them to become an active consumer voice. Participating in groups like a Flourish Local Action Groups (FLAGs) has shown to positively impact on individual’s health and wellbeing and adds a currently underrepresented yet important perspective to policy, program and service improvements in mental health.

Recipient: Palliative Care Tasmania

Project: Compassionate communities and ageing cities
Approved funding: $2,000

 Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) are looking to improve outcomes to those most vulnerable in the community. If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you? And more importantly, what health care decisions would you want them to make? Most people focus on wills and putting items in order for after they have died and have no idea how to guide their own end of life care through Advance Care Planning. By planning ahead, guiding care allows for a better death and reduces anxiety, guilt and improves grief outcomes for those left behind.

Recipient: The Humour Foundation

Project: Clown Doctors
Approved funding: $2,500

Clown Doctors are professional performers who work in partnership with medical staff at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) treating sick kids with 'doses of fun and laughter'! Clown Doctors like Dr Honeybee and Dr Do Little provide bedside humour therapy, engaging with sick kids by parodying the hospital routine with improvised jokes, songs, magic, music and play. They wear red noses, colourful stethoscopes and oversized decorated coats with big pockets-all part of assisting in the emotional healing, empowerment, treatment and recovery of vulnerable children and their families, during times of serious illness, trauma, anxiety, injury, fear and stressful situations.

Recipient: Mount Stuart Memorial Hall

Project: Open Door 2018/19 Program
Approved funding: $1,618

Open Door is a Mount Stuart Memorial Hall free program of community activities every Monday including performances, workshops and social activities for people within the local neighborhood. Offered during day time it largely targets those who can be socially isolated including young mothers, new immigrants and the retired. Inclusive, informal and flexible the space aims to program a variety of quality program including performances from the TSO, Chinese New Year Celebrations, Art presentations, children workshops and exercise classes. Funding will allow the program to grow, be sustaining and attract a wider audience.

Previous recipients

Recipient: Cancer Council Tasmania

Project: Relay for Life
Approved funding: $5,000

Almost 110 teams will participate across a weekend to walk around the Athletics track in a 'relay style' overnight experience. This event averages approx. 2,000 participants annually who not only fundraise towards the cause, but come together to celebrate life, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer.

Recipient: The Salvation Army Bridge Program

Project: Street Teams Project
Approved funding: $1,171.51

Street Teams Project is a harm minimisation project reliant on volunteers patrolling the Salamanca Night Time Entertainment Precinct. The team operates on Friday and Saturday nights between 10:30pm and 3:00am to provide support and assistance to those who may be at risk of harm to themselves or causing harm to others.

Recipient: Hobart Language Day Committee

Project: Hobart Language Day
Approved funding: $3,665.00

Hobart Language Day provides integrational community activities that provide opportunity for everybody to participate and share their mother tongue, books, music, stories, and other cultural storytelling. This event is a good opportunity for people from all backgrounds to come together and experience different cultural languages/ traditions.

Recipient: Wide Angle Tasmania Inc.

Project: ScreenSeniors
Approved funding: $4,090.00

ScreenSeniors is a new programme of free films and discussions in Hobart tailored for those over 50. Screening monthly from February to November 2018 the program will feature films from the National Film and Sound Archive and include filmmaker discussions and meet and mingle sessions are the screenings.  

Recipient: Queer Youth of Tas

Project: Rainbow Prom
Approved funding: $3,150.00

Rainbow Prom is a safe and inclusive social prom-style event for LGBTI people aged 14-25 that allows the community to gain strength, confidence and pride together. There will be music, food, and security at this event, which recognizes many young LGBTI people may not feel comfortable attending their own school end of year social event.

Recipient: The Friends of St David's Cathedral

Project: The 50th St David's Floral Festival

Approved funding: $3,000.00

The 50th St David's Floral Festival theme is ‘Deep Roots' and focuses on bringing the community together. Floral displays are created by representatives from many church and community groups. The public are invited to visit the Cathedral to view the floral arrangements and enjoy music, which includes organ, choral and solo performances and a special Sunday afternoon concert.

Recipient: Nepali Society of Tasmania

Project: Pathsala
Approved funding: $3,000

Pathsala is a community school project that has been designed by parents and teachers with significant links in the community, and who speak both Nepali and English languages. The main focus of the project is to teach and orient children coming from Nepalese background (including those of Bhutanese refugees) about Nepali language, culture, and tradition. The project also encourages the participation of all those who are interested to learn more about Nepal, its language and culture. 

Small and Medium Creative Hobart Grants

Creative Hobart supports cultural and creative programs that encourage community participation, attract cultural tourism and make Hobart a truly wonderful place to live, work and visit.

Latest recipients – Round 1 2018

Recipient: Contemporary Art Tasmania

Project: Dismantle
Approved funding:$15,000 

Dismantle is a creative development program and incubator that will engage young people across Hobart in a process-based, co-created program exploring personal expression through contemporary art, performance and screen-based/digital media with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. Dismantle includes multiple access points for young people including group work, excursions with cultural institutions, facilitated workshops at YouthARC and a two week intensive Art Lab at Contemporary Art Tasmania over July School Holidays. The projects and performance from the Art Lab will debut in the youth arts showcase event, Light Up the Lane, during Mental Health Week 2018.

Recipient: Mast Films Pty Ltd


Approved funding:$11,576 

Thread is a cross-cultural community development project where refugees and new arrivals and young people from, born and/or raised in, Australia create an original 5 part web-series together. The stories created will be fictional, though they will reflect the lived experiences of the participants, and set in contemporary Hobart. It is too soon to tell, but we imagine that genre wise the series will be a mix drama, comedy and thriller. The films will be screened, with a Q&A, in Hobart through Youth ARC, at the Taste of Moonah Festival and in Adelaide at the DreamBIG Festival.

Recipient: Kirsty Grierson

Project:Small Stories in the Town Hall
Approved funding: $8,200 

Small Stories will activate a welcoming creative space for young children and families at the Hobart Town Hall during Children's Week. Over a 3 day residency, the following will be offered:

- Performances for 0-5 years and parents/carers - highly interactive dynamic 20 minute piece involving storytelling, shadow play, and puppetry.

- Performances for 0-12 months and parents/carers - an immersive and sensory experience as participants enter a series of different environments each with their own story to tell.

- Creative play and storytelling workshops for 0-5 years and parents/carers involving puppet making, shadow play and storytelling.

- Professional development for teachers/educators.

- Information evening for parents

Recipient: Dean Stevenson

Project: kunanyi
Approved funding: $10,000

Kunanyi is a forty-five minute live cinematic concerto exploring mortality and renewal through the dark seasonal cycle of Autumn to Spring. Through cinema and live orchestra, Kunanyi explores the mountains relationship with the elements, from colossal winter storms, to the intimate demise of a snowflake melting on sun-warmed basalt. The viewer will experience the descent into the bleakness winter, the beauty in the harshness that eventually cracks in a glimmer of hope, as the first warm rays of spring break through. Kunanyi will blend the naked eye of documentary with the infinitely mutable world of music, generating a sensory immersion.

Recipient: Music Tasmania

Project: The Astor Sessions
Approved funding: $14,300

The Astor Sessions is a mid-career development program in a Hobart iconic art deco hotel that brings together songwriters, producers, musicians, industry representatives, and businesses, to collaborate over three days in an intimate series of workshops. In addition to exploring collaboration and the creative process, these sessions aim to create greater awareness about alternative career pathways for Tasmanian songwriters. The Astor Sessions will culminate in a connecting event and jam performance at the Odeon Theatre.

Recipient: Van Diemen's Band

Project: 'Baa-rock' and the Three Musketeers

Approved funding: $4870

 'Baa-rock and the Three Musketeers' is a family event designed to introduce young children (and their parents and carers) to the fun, beauty and narrative of music from the Baroque era. Using story-telling to support engagement and interpretation, young music lovers will experience melodies, rhythms and harmonies that have been enjoyed for over 300 years ago. Our young audience will experience how this music is as enjoyable today as it was all those hundreds of years ago. Van Diemen's Band world class performance standards will authentically recreate the spirit of a more rustic Baroque.

Recipient: designed; made inc.

Project: design: made makers market 2018

Approved funding: $3300

The event, a pop-up exhibition and designers networking event, will allow about 30 established, emerging and student designers to showcase the quality and diversity of their recent work and meet with other designers and interested members of the public. Work on show will include furniture, textiles, jewellery, glass, lighting, woodwork and small products. The event will commence with a networking event and preview on Friday evening. The "market style" exhibition will continue over the weekend, when visitors will be able to meet the designers and makers and even sample some of the furniture and homewares in our "prototype cafe"

Recipient:Tasmanian Theatre Company

Project: Uprising

Approved funding: $4460

UPRISING is performing arts workshop and rehearsal project which will culminate in a performance season. The participants will be a group of around 20 Hobart based young people between the ages of 18 and 25. The priority of the workshops will be skills development in movement, voice, acting skills and ensemble work.  The project will umbrella a mentoring program: the actor Katie Robertson will be engaged to perform within the company and act as a peer mentor, Choreographer Angela Barnard, Director, Christine Best, Stage Manager, Gus Powers and Lighting Designer, Max Ford will each mentor an emerging artist.

Recipient: Constance Ari

Project: Open Space: Bliss Artist

Approved funding: $976.36

 "Bliss Artist" by Tiyan Baker is an immersive video installation housed within a shipping container to be presented in the PW1 Forecourt for a week in August. Created through first-hand interviews and encounters with Hobart locals and tourists alike, the work examines the nature of the high-end art experience in Tasmania and how luxury and art consumption intertwine in the Hobart tourist landscape. Designed to mimic a boutique tourist experience "Bliss Artist" offers an insightful look at the state of arts and culture in Tasmania, and an opportunity for reflection and acknowledgement for locals who live and work within it.

Previous recipients

Recipient: Second Echo Ensemble

Project: By My Hand

Approved funding: $9,000.00

Ensemble member Luke Campbell is making his directorial debut with "By My Hand". It will trace a journey through time, across water, moving like wind and fire as he fights the storm to free the bird from his heart and find his voice. "By My Hand" will be made and presented in 3 creative development stages with a showing in April; July and September.

Recipient: Salamanca Arts Centre

Project: $10,000

Approved funding: Art Rage

ArtRage is an initiative of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), which draws on folio work of Tasmanian Certificate of Education students. It is a unique opportunity to showcase a multi-disciplinary exhibition of young Tasmanians in the State Capital’s multi-arts centre with a gala style opening.

Recipient: Plimsoll Gallery (School of Creative Arts)

Project:Community Engagement program
Approved funding:$6,960.00

This suit of community engagement projects include Sound Klub with hands-on experimental and innovative sound workshops for children aged 10 – 16 introducing the idea of sound as an art form. There will also be an education resource to accompany the exhibition Systematic for school groups and a series of twelve hands-on workshops for the October school holiday period that focuses on the overarching themes of connectivity, rationality and the ideas of systems.

Recipient: Bell Epoch

Project: Contemporary Sound Sculptures

Approved funding: $10,000

A team of contemporary artists will design, make and temporarily install a series of sound sculptures at a public exterior site at the Queens Domain. The sculptures will be constructed of metal, wood and will resonate in the wind producing tonally textured soundscapes. These will be new sculptural sound work, unique to Hobart.

Recipient: designed; made inc

Project: designed: made showcasing 2018

Approved funding: $1,280.00  

This is a pop-up exhibition and networking event showcasing over 30 established, emerging and student designers. Work on show will include furniture, textiles, jewellery, glass, lighting, woodwork and small products. The event will start with a networking event and preview on the Friday evening and then continue over the weekend with a display open to the public.

Recipient: Amanda Ward for Common Ground

Project: Exhibition and Performance

Approved funding: $1,789.00

The project will work towards a presentation of visual art and music performances based around the theme of portraiture and/or city living. The participants will include residents of Common Ground, UTAS students, and a range of other artistic community members. This project will include weekly workshops and meetings with the residents of Common Ground to support the production of their exhibiting works.

Recipient: Van Diemen's Band Inc.

Project: Music project

Approved funding: $5,000

Attracting two international Baroque specialists, Martin Gester and Aline Zylberajch from le Parlement de Musique (Strasbourg), this project will present world-class Baroque music with international and local soloists, deliver an immersive 5-day workshop & performance for community amateur and pre-professional musicians and present three free lunch time concerts in Hobart.

Recipient: The Art Factory

Project: Hobart Ah Um

Approved funding: $4,600

Hobart Ah Um is a music and visual arts festival taking place on February 3 and 4, 2018. It will present jazz and sound-art performances; artist-run discussions and workshops; a visual art exhibition; and will commission collaborative performances between visual artists and musicians, and musical collaborations between musicians who have not previously worked together.

Event Grants

The City of Hobart Event Grants Program provides grants for a range of events that provide benefits to both the local and wider community. 

Latest recipients – Round 1 2018

Recipient:Tasmanian National Science Week Committee

Project: Festival of Bright Ideas

Approved funding: $20,000

Festival of Bright Ideas (FoBI) is a festival with a difference. Created for our community, FoBI is an inclusive celebration of the Tasmanian science sector showcasing engaging hands-on activities, displays, workshops, performances and tours. It focuses on innovative and inspiring aspects of STEM (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) with a view to providing an educational, aspirational and family friendly experience for Hobart residents and visitors.

Located in Princes Wharf 1, FoBI incorporates a Schools Day and a public day. Launched in 2015, FoBI has been supported by 50+ organisations from the local STEM sector and served an audience of 19,000.

Recipient: Australian Institute of Architects (Tasmanian Chapter)

Project: Open House

Approved funding: $16,184.25

 Open House Hobart (OHH) takes locals and visitors behind the scenes of the city's built environment. Over the weekend 10-11 November 2018, we'll offer more than 60 free experiences including open buildings, walks, talks and tours let by architects, designers, historians and in-the-know locals. Participants are invited to be a tourist in the city, share the buildings and spaces they walk past every day, take a peek at how others live, work and play, and see how the city's infrastructure works. Open House Hobart is the main event in the Australian Institute of Architects (Tasmanian Chapter)'s Architecture and Design program.

Recipient: Hobart Jazz Club Inc.

Project: Hot August Jazz festival

Approved funding: $8045

This Tasmanian showcase features over 200 Tasmanian musicians.

2005 the Hobart Jazz Club held the inaugural “HOT AUGUST JAZZ” festival. The format has not changed; bands perform within a one hour timeslot; with a 10 minute turnaround between bands. The first performance starts at 12 noon at the first venue with the next starting at 1pm and so on. Our choice of time and place for the inaugural festival proved to be highly successful. We are now preparing for our 14th annual Hot August Jazz Festival. Ten venues in the North Hobart CBD will have live music.

Recipient: Beaker Street

Project: BeakerStreet@TMAG

Approved funding: $10,114.25




BeakerStreet@TMAG, a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, is a stunning 2-night festival for adults, introducing Australia's public to today's most exciting scientific minds and ideas. Hobart’s latest addition to its bustling winter festival calendar, BeakerStreet@TMAG is an interdisciplinary collaboration amongst Tasmania's leading scientific and artistic institutions and communities. Stop in for engaging presentations by prominent world-leading researchers, then join the speakers for a drink at the bar. Check out our hands-on scientific workshops and live music/visual art collaborations, chat to 100+ roving scientists, and cast your vote in the science photography competition and exhibition!

Recipient: Australian Skateboarding Federation

Project: Queen of Concrete Hobart
Approved funding: $7000

Queen of Concrete is the biggest Female only skateboarding contest in Australia. King Of Concrete has appeared in Central Coast (NSW) Busselton (WA), Darwin (NT), Canada Bay (NSW), Newcastle (NSW), Sunshine Coast (QLD), Stonnington (VIC), Geelong (VIC), Dandenong (VIC), Hobart (TAS), Port Phillip (VIC, Casey (VIC), and other places. This event is run by Australian Skateboarding Federation National Coach Renton Millar. Last year the event had 60 entrants and around 600 spectators, with skaters travelling around Australia for the event. It is a positive event that revolves around positive activity in a community space.

Recipient: Hobart Malayali Association

Project: Onam Utsavam- HMA Onam Festival 2018

Approved funding: $5000

‘Onam Utsavom -2018’ celebrates Onam, one of the major festivals of Kerala, India. Celebrated worldwide by the Malayali diaspora, Onam is about giving thanks for Nature's blessings after a year's hard work. A time of togetherness and prosperity, to share with friends and family. Onam Utsavom showcases a splendid display of art, music, dance, games, ethnic costumes and decorations. The highlight is the sumptuous Sadya (banquet) with more than 25 delicacies traditionally served on a banana leaf. The Spirit of Onam is heightened when Hobart Malayalis celebrates it with old and new friends and neighbours from all across Tasmania

Recipient: Hobart Fashion Week Pty. Ltd.

Project: Hobart Fashion Week
Approved funding: $5000

Hobart Fashion Week will serve as a launch pad of creativity in fashion, textiles and art; for creative minds to build a collaborative industry embedding ethics, sustainability and community within diverse and high quality design practices. HFW will exhibit Tasmania’s creative talent in fashion, providing inclusive and engaging workshops, seminars and local business events to share insight into the world behind what we wear. We will leverage the growth of creative arts events in Tasmania to cultivate the development, exposure and opportunities for local designers – providing an enviable showcase of high quality Tasmanian and interstate creativity in fashion and design.

Recipient: Tasmanian Boxing League Inc

Project:National Amateur Boxing Titles
Approved funding: $5000

The Tasmanian Boxing League is part of a National body and will be hosting the National Amateur Boxing Titles over 3 days in City Hall. It will attract over 500 people to the city with over 150 participants, ranging from 10 - 40 years old. This event brings national and civic pride to the boxing community a sport that is often on the fringe of the sporting community, and connects our local boxers with their national networks, promoting professionalism to the sport.

Previous recipients:

Recipient: Chinese Community Association of Tasmania Inc

Project: 2018 Lunar New Year Festival

Approved funding: $19,930.00

In 2018 the festival will be celebrating the Year of the Dog, focusing on providing traditional food, entertainment, culture performances and fun. It is the largest of its kind in Tasmania with the aim to be the major Asian celebration in Tasmania in line with the Chinese New Year celebrations on mainland Chinatowns of Melbourne and Sydney. This free event welcomes families and the broad community.

Recipient: Australian Skateboarding Federation

Project: Queen of Concrete

Approved funding: $6,000

Queen of Concrete is the biggest Female only skateboarding contest in Australia. It is done in close partnership with She Shreds Australia, a local organisation from Hobart, as well as partnering with Hobart youth and Jimmy’s Skate Shop as the primary sponsor. The event aims to empower local stakeholders in being a major part of a National Key Event through supporting local organisations and business and is part of The Australian Skateboarding Federation Olympic Talent Identification program.

Recipient: Vibrance Festival

Project: Vibrance Festival 2018

Approved funding: $9,445.00

Vibrance Festival is a street art festival partnered with the HCC to commission eight local Tasmanian artists to paint one main wall on the Festival site and 3 satellite walls in the Hobart CBD. The festival includes all day music, food and beverage, installation art and skateboarding demonstrations. The Festival was initially proposed as a way of both promoting local artists and art - primarily in the street art scene; and as a way of curbing the precedential trend of local artists being overlooked to paint commissioned walls in Hobart. The festival also aims to educate the Hobart public on street and ad graffiti as a legitimate art form rather than vandalism.

Recipient: Tasmanian eco Film Festival

Project: Tasmanian eco Film Festival's Ruby Rose 30th Anniversary Celebration

Approved funding: $5,500.00

This year’s Tasmanian eco Film Festival will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Tasmanian feature film The Tale of Ruby Rose with the original cast reassemble for the first time. Fully shot in Tasmania in rural and wilderness locations, this iconic film won three awards at the prestigious Venice Film 1987 and is considered an icon of Australian cinema. The festival will consist of three film screenings at the State Cinema, a possible film screening in Bothwell and professional development workshops.

Recipient: Tasmanian Chinese Art and Communication Society

Project: 2018 Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival

Approved funding: $8,692.50

The 2018 Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival is a free community event with a variety of cultural activities and performances such as children performances, traditional Chinese musical instruments, Martial Arts, and Modern Dance. Included are the Indian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek and Tasmania Aboriginal communities as well as, DRILL: Hobart Youth’s Dance Academy and Melbourne artists to make the event truly multicultural, 

Recipient: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Project: The 2018 TMAG Children's Festival - CREATE!

Approved funding: $13,480.00

The 2018 TMAG Children's Festival - CREATE! is a completely free six day festival in and around the Tasmanian and Museum and Art Gallery's city site. The Festival is unique in the Tasmanian event calendar as it focuses entirely on children aged 0-12 years. The Festival specializes in creating hands on participatory learning experiences and fosters a strong sense of child ownership of the program. Festival development is a key task of TMAG's permanent Children's Advisory Panel that comprises of 14 young people (8 -13 years) who steer the Festival with a professional adult programs team.

Recipient: Tasmanian Popular Culture Society (TasPop)

Project: Anime Island Festival (AICon)

Approved funding: $5,000.00

AICon is the largest festival dedicated to contemporary popular culture in Tasmania. With over 2,500 attendees, the festival brings people together to celebrate a diverse range of interests, such as; animation, manga, comic books, television shows, cinema, fashion, art, the gaming industry, and more. This year the weekend-long event at Wrest Point Convention Centre will feature its first international guests as well as independent artists, competitions across multiple art forms, film screenings, informative panels, cultural demonstrations, performances, quizzes, theatre events, trader stalls, console gaming, board games, and affiliate festival representatives.

Recipient: West Moonah Community House

Project: 2018 Wellness Expo

Approved funding: $5,000.00

The West Moonah Community House in conjunction with Australian Rotary Health is hosting a free public Wellness Expo. This event is suitable for all age groups where people can seek information or participate in the many free activities.

Recipient: Theatre Council of Tasmania (TCT)

Project: The Tasmanian Theatre Awards ('The Errols')

Approved funding: $5,000.00

The Tasmanian Theatre Awards ('The Errols') event sees the culmination of a year-long program of judging and assessment of numerous performing arts productions presented across Tasmania. The annual gala theatre awards event pays tribute to the important work of our creative sector and recognises our most talented artists during an evening of entertainment and celebration.

Local Trader Grants

The Local Trader Marketing Grants are designed to help groups of traders to attract customers to their trading area. These grants are designed to encourage these groups to create and run marketing activities and events.

Recipient: Lily & Dot

Project: Make it to Midtown marketing project

Approved funding: $5,000

The term ‘Midtown’ has grown organically over the past two years in parallel with business growth and now has significant traction on social media, news media, tourism and property advertising. Our marketing plan includes participating in the O-Week 2018 'Welcome to Midtown' pop-up event in public plaza of UTAS Hobart Apartments, Open House Hobart 'Midtown Mile' walking tour giving insight into the heritage and prior uses of buildings in the precinct, as well as showcasing current traders and UTAS apartments, via behind-the-scenes inspections and fostering civic pride. We also intend to create a brochure that captures the diverse range of experiences available in our one city block including buying a CWA cake, getting a tattoo, a bike, have a coffee, wine or dine, learn to crochet, sharpen your knives, buy a Tasmanian-made gift, and have a haircut/beauty treatment.

Shopfront Improvement Grants

The Shopfront Improvement Grant assists small business with matched funding of up to $5,000 to make physical changes to their façade in an effort to encourage an improved streetscape and increased patronage.

Recipient: Claudia Jewellers

Approved funding: $5,000

The Installation of new cabinets within the store designed to give customers an optimum shopping experience. These will be built in the front window so from outside customers will be drawn to the magic of Claudia Jewellers. Black cabinets with effective lighting is designed to enhance the jewellery and bring our jewellery closer to our customers from the outside looking in. At night, the shop front will remain lit and provide a warm glow to be seen from a distance. 

Recipient: Plane Tree Studio

Approved funding: $1,500.00

The existing facade is dated and requires updating to meet and exceed the expectations of modern consumers. The proposal will include a repaint of building facade from its existing dated colour to a modern charcoal grey; a repaint of the sign-writing across the front of the face of Plane Tree Studio to match new branding that defines the values and products of the business and a retro fit of the existing external 'street sign' with the business's fresh business image that will then provide consistency across all marketing platforms.

Recipient: Lily & Dot

Approved funding: $346.00

The installation of a contemporary retail lighting system to highlight the shopfront, enabling more people to see featured displays, and ensuring staff and customers egress safely after dark.

Recipient: Computer Trader

Approved funding: $5,000.00

Computer trader will improve the front facade by removing unsightly ex wall cladding, replacing corroded roof cladding and faulty rainwater gutter and downpipe and reinstate 3 multi pane windows.