2017 Events Grants

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.