2018 Events Grants

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.

Round 2, 2018

Recipient: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

  • Project: TMAG Children's Festival
  • Approved Funding: $19,965.00

The TMAG Children's Festival is Tasmania's premier stand-alone free Festival for children. In 2018 one in every four 0 - 9-year-olds living in Greater Hobart attended the Festival. Held in the April school holidays on TMAG's iconic waterfront site, the 2019 Festival themed EarthTime! will create unique opportunities for children and families to engage with hands-on participatory experiences in a vibrant, learning environment. Engaging a diverse range of community partners dedicated to child development, the Festival is distinct for its focus on active child participation where children "take over" TMAG and exterior spaces for the duration of the Festival period.

Recipient: The Welcome Dinner Project Tasmania

  • Project: City of Hobart Inaugural Community Welcome Dinner 2019
  • Approved Funding: $9,160.00

The Inaugural City of Hobart Community Welcome Dinner 2019 will showcase Hobart as a welcoming and inclusive city. A celebration of our diverse community, the dinner will be held in the Town Hall during Harmony Week, delivered by the Welcome Dinner Project (WDP) Tasmania, to bring newly arrived and established Hobartians together. The Dinner builds greater community connections for the residents of Hobart and promotes understanding across the diverse cultural groups of our city. WDP Tasmania hope that this inaugural dinner will lay the foundation for a yearly City of Hobart Community Welcome Dinner to bring and connect people together.

Recipient: Chinese Community Association of Tasmania Inc

  • Project: 2019 Lunar New Year Festival
  • Approved Funding: $19,940.00

This Lunar New Year Festival, in its seventh year, will be celebrating the Year of the Pig. The festival focuses on Asian food, entertainment, culture performances and fun for young families. It is the largest of its kind in Tasmania. The event will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm. on Parliament House Lawns. There will be four themed zones: Food, Cultural, Entertainment, Kids. Entry is free. We have invited all Asian groups in Hobart and around the state, as well as many community, school and service groups to participate. Our objective is to be THE major Asian celebration in Tasmania.

Recipient: Australian Barbershop Convention Management Association Inc.

  • Project: Hobart Barbershop Festival
  • Approved Funding: $9,216.00

Over six days in September, enjoy the 2019 Hobart Barbershop Festival. Join 600 interstate and international singers to experience and enjoy the thrill of a cappella singing, barbershop style. You can join with local choirs, youth, and students to participate in focused workshops and performance opportunities, learning from outstanding educators. As well, enjoy high-quality barbershop contests featuring 40 quartets and 20 choruses. Also enjoy pop-up performances, a free twilight Town Hall concert, and a city church service. The Festival culminates with the A Cappella Spectacular Concert at Wrest Point with a visiting international prize-winning quartet.

Recipient: Tasmania Chinese Art and Communication Society

  • Project: 2019 Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival
  • Approved Funding: $10,000.00

Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival was established in 2014 in Hobart. It has attracted several thousand patrons in the last 5 years. The 6th Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival will be taking place at Hobart City Hall Saturday 16th February 2019. This free family event will be hosted by Tasmania Chinese Art and Communication Society (TCACS), and co-hosted by Tasmania Chinese Buddhist Academy of Australia. The high quality entertainment program and activities e.g. traditional performance and Festival food tasting are suitable to all age groups and cultural backgrounds. We invite all communities to come along to celebrate the cultural diversity with us.

Recipient: Kennerley Children's Homes Inc

  • Project: Kennerley Children's festival
  • Approved Funding: $12,093.00

Since 1869 Kennerley has been an integral part of the Hobart Community providing homes and support to Tasmania's children and families. To celebrate our 150th anniversary Kennerley will be holding a Children's festival. This festival is designed to focus on our vision of building a brighter future for Tasmania's children and to compliment the Tasmanian government wellbeing framework: where children feel safe and loved; are healthy; are participating in their community; have access to the material basics of life; have opportunities to learn and grow; and a positive sense of identity and culture.

Recipient: Hobart Language Day Committee

  • Project: Hobart Language Day
  • Approved Funding: $7,000.00

Hobart Language Day is a celebration of language diversity in Hobart with the objective to promote multiculturalism, harmony, social cohesion and cultural diversity. Hobart Language Day (HLD) is organised to provide integration into the community through activities that will be developed for a wide audience of people, promoting interaction between a diverse variety groups in the spirit of Hobart Language Day. HLD 2019 will have special topic: Indigenous languages matter. HLD wants to be part of the world celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by Unesco, (IYIL2019).

Recipient: West Moonah Community House

  • Project: Wellness Expo
  • Approved Funding: $7,626.00 

West Moonah Community House and Australian Rotary Health are hosting their sixth annual Wellness Expo in March 2019 at Princes Wharf. This vibrant event draws together approximately 100 local businesses and organisations who contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community. With free entry, this event is accessible to everyone who wants to find out about services available, and provides the invaluable opportunity to speak directly to stallholders. Attendees enjoy freebies, talks, demonstrations, kids activities and entertainment. It also enables stallholders to network and build valuable relationships for support and inter-organisational referrals.