2018 Grant recipients

Overview

The City of Hobart is pleased to announce the successful recipients list from our Grants Programs during 2018.

Details on the successful projects, initiatives, and organisations for each Grant Program can be viewed using the links above, and navigation buttons below.

Community Grants

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.

Round 2

Cancer Council Tasmania

  • Project: Relay For Life Hobart
  • Approved funding: $5000

Relay For Life is a 20-hour overnight experience that brings the community together to support each other in the fight against cancer. It bonds the community across family & friends, school & community groups along with business groups, all with the same purpose. Over 9 Tasmanian are diagnosed with cancer daily. Cancer does not discriminate. Relay For Life provides the opportunity for our community to come together to 'celebrate' life, to 'remember' loved ones passed & to 'fight back' against this disease through fundraising and support. All funds generated from this event are put back into the community through our support services.

Sacred Conversations

  • Project: 1 Day Interfaith Festival
  • Approved funding: $4656.64

1 DAY is a festival that will celebrate human spirituality. It will acknowledge the diversity and richness of human spiritual experience while promoting the essential oneness of the human need for transcendence, peace, and happiness. The festival will be held on Saturday the 23rd February 2019 at the Hobart Town Hall. The programme will include statements from twelve speakers representing the major faith traditions who will address the theme: "How can religious peace, unity, and harmony be achieved?" It will be interspersed with a similar number of musical and cultural performances from various religious and cultural groups here in Hobart.

COTA Tasmania

  • Project: Ageing My Way
  • Approved funding: $4147.09

"Ageing My Way" empowers older people to share their preferences and desires for how they would like to age, using captioned photographs of themselves in their homes and communities. By encouraging older people to voice and visualise their preferences, "Ageing My Way" respects their right to self-determination as they age, ensuring their interests are captured and shared as a form of elder-abuse prevention. Importantly, "Ageing My Way" will raise awareness among older people and family members of the obligations of those nominated in documents such as Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.

Salvation Army Housing Common Ground

  • Project: Common Ground Café
  • Approved funding: $4798

Common Ground provides supportive housing, delivered in a secure, socially mixed environment to end chronic homelessness. Even better than the vision, are the outcomes; Common Ground is succeeding every month at helping people get back on their feet and re-settling (independently and sustainably) back into the community. The Common Ground Café is a new social enterprise concept to be located at the Campbell Street Common Ground facility in Hobart’s CBD. The initiative will aim to provide training, employment, social inclusion and support for people who are disadvantaged including the tenants at Common Ground, while also creating a sustainable revenue stream.

'Just Desserts' Drug Court Incentives Group

  • Project: Community support for drug court rewards and incentives
  • Approved funding: $3500

'Just Desserts' represents a number of community organisations and provides support for rewards and incentives granted as part of the Court Mandated Diversion (Drug Court) program. The program aims to reduce illicit drug use and associated crime. Donations from this group are used to provide small tangible rewards which are presented by Magistrates to program participants who achieve significant milestones and eventually graduate from the two year program. Rewards recognise positive achievements that help participants to reduce their drug use and offending behaviour, contributing to community safety. Worldwide evidence has shown this therapeutic approach to be effective in reducing crime.

Department of Education - Elizabeth College

  • Project: Elizabeth College Resilience and Wellbeing Project
  • Approved funding: $5000

Elizabeth College aims to increase the awareness and understanding of issues that affect our wellbeing and resilience, and to promote strategies to improve them. The Resilience Project will be engaged to help us achieve these goals, and will run seminars for students, primary and high school teachers, parents and the wider community. They will also provide curriculum resources to support a wellbeing program within the College. This project is about attitudes, knowledge, and strategies to promote wellbeing and we want to help them spread. It directly supports Council's 2014-2019 Youth Strategy and its Strategic Plan.

The Welcome Dinner Project Tasmania

  • Project: Hobart Welcome Campaign 2019
  • Approved funding: $4364

The Hobart Welcome Campaign will increase community belonging by connecting newly arrived Australians with established Hobartians over shared meals in local homes through our Home Welcome Dinners. Engagement with Newtown Primary School and a local author will support cross-cultural learning opportunities to explore the stories of refugees and migrants and embrace diversity in our communities. We will share the stories and successes of a diverse and connected community through the development of an improved evaluation framework. We will help build strong and healthy communities through diversity, participation and empathy and establish solid foundations for the Welcome Dinner Project in Hobart.

Oh la la & co Inc

  • Project: Melt in Pot
  • Approved funding: $4605

Food is a great vehicle for sharing culture and heritage with people from different backgrounds. Cooking together and sharing a meal is the most communal and binding activity in almost every places in the world and this project will do just this. Six migrant communities in Hobart will prepare a meal from their countries/culture and will then open the door for people of their community to have a wonderful meal together. Through sharing food this project will provide an opportunity for multi-cultural exchange, friendship and networking between communities that rarely get the opportunity to mix together.

New Town High School School Association

  • Project: Scoping report to establish a Sustainability Shed, Community Garden and old scholars network
  • Approved funding: $3000

Students and staff at New Town High School have identified two projects of value to the school and community - a Sustainability Shed and a Community Garden. This project will plan these activities and establish an Old Scholars network to bring them to fruition. In doing so, it will provide opportunities for senior men in the neighbourhood to overcome isolation by volunteering and reconnecting with their community. NTHS has an active school association, but no established Old Scholars network. The school's Centenary in 2019 provides a unique opportunity to establish an old scholars support network for these and subsequent projects.

Hobart Harmony Chorus Inc

  • Project: International Women's Day Concert 2019
  • Approved funding: $1000

Hobart Harmony will present "HAND in HAND - a Concert to celebrate International Women's Day". This once a year concert event will showcase female performers of all ages and from all genres of music from the Hobart area.

Round 1

Rosny College

Project: Taiko Drumming Inclusion Performances
Approved funding: $5000

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.

Colony 47

Project: Hobart Community Christmas Lunch
Approved funding: $5000

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.

Tassie Mums Inc

Project: Tassie Mums Emergency Essentials Drive
Approved funding:
$2000

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.

Family Planning Tasmania (FPT)

Project: International Student Sexual and Reproductive Health
Approved funding:
$5000

 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).

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.

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.

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.

Colony 47

Project: Art and Craft Program and Art Supplies
Approved funding:
$5000

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.

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.

Palliative Care Tasmania

Project: Compassionate communities and ageing cities
Approved funding:
$2000

 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.

The Humour Foundation

Project: Clown Doctors
Approved funding:
$2500

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.

Mount Stuart Memorial Hall

Project: Open Door 2018/19 Program
Approved funding:
$1618

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.

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.

Creative Hobart Medium - Round 2

The Australian Ceramics Association

  • Project: Holding Place: Fire Sculpture
  • Approved funding: $14 985

On the evening of the 3rd May, 2019, a team of dedicated ceramic artists, led by renowned master kiln builder, Andres Allik, will open the petals of a giant custom-built kiln. An audience of conference delegates and members of the general public, gathered in the PW1 forecourt, will watch in awe as the 3m tall ceramic sculpture enclosed therein is revealed, glowing red hot against the night sky, rapidly cooling from the 1300 degrees it has taken three days of firing to achieve. The sculpture, once cooled will be a lasting monument to the shared labours of many community members.

Wide Angle Tasmania Inc.

  • Project: South Hobart Cinema
  • Approved funding: $15 000

Nurturing creativity, empowerment and connectedness among Hobart youth through Hip Hop and beatmaking workshopsSouth Hobart Cinema is a programme of free film screenings presented monthly at Tasmania’s Centre for Screen at 6 Washington Street, South Hobart. During 2019, audience members will be invited to become screen creators by entering the ‘Screen Confessions’ booth to record a micro story. During 2019, 30 feature length screenings will be delivered. The programme will be curated for and marketed to four distinct audiences; 

SilverScreen (weekday afternoon screenings for over 50s),  iGen@Cinema (weekday morning screenings for pre-schoolers and their carers),  iGen Holidays (evening screenings during school holidays for school aged teens), and General audience (evening screenings for local audiences).

The University of Melbourne

  • Project: Nurturing creativity, empowerment and connectedness among Hobart youth through Hip Hop and beatmaking workshops
  • Approved funding: $10 000

Globally, Hip-Hop and beatmaking are increasingly being used to promote individual and community wellbeing. Through this project, beatmakers Dr Crooke (PhD, Music Therapy) and Dr Gann (PhD, Psychotherapy) will visit Hobart, and partner with local organization, Kickstart Arts, in facilitating beatmaking workshops to empower, connect and engage youth in creative process and generate musical outputs. The team will bring facilitation expertise in beatmaking, and in-depth knowledge of how musical participation leads to community wellbeing outcomes. By also engaging and mentoring local practitioners, the project will not only afford immediate youth outcomes, but also build community capacity for future work.

Julie Waddington

  • Project: MENTAL - The Mother Load STAGE TWO
  • Approved funding: $10 000

A creative documentary performance exploring the beauty, grotesque and poetic in the madness and mundane of motherhood. Building on results of their seed creative development in 2018, Artist Mothers -Julie Waddington, Bryony Geeves, Mel King, Carrie McLean and Rebecca Thomson will collaborate and research the experience of mental load through a series of creative writing / storytelling workshops, interviews and online interaction with mothers. Verbatim material generated during the research phase will be explored in an intensive period of creative development, alongside puppetry, film and physical theatre towards the first draft of a new performance work.

Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania Inc.

  • Project: Exhibition - Tasmanian Artists Responding to Chinese Oriental Culture
  • Approved funding: $10 000 

An exhibition hosted as an annual collaboration with Asian contemporary art and the Hobart City Council’s Lunar New Year Festival. We will invite Hobart based artists to explore and research Chinese cultural links to produce Contemporary artwork reflecting the theme. Our project will include established and emerging artists from Eastern and Western backgrounds and will present works in a range of disciplines including new media, installation, photography and painting. Our Hobart Lunar New Year festival exhibition will be held at Brooke St Pier, hosting workshops, artist talks and significant internet presence through key Asian project partners.

Creative Hobart Medium - Round 1

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.

Mast Films Pty Ltd

  • Project: THREAD
  • 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.

Kirsty Grierson

  • Project: Small Stories in the Town Hall
  • Approved funding: $8200

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.

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.

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.

Creative Hobart Small - Round 2

DRILL Performance Company Inc.

  • Project: The Stance
  • Approved funding: $5000

Hobart’s youth dance company DRILL has invited Brisbane-based choreographer Liesel Zink to recreate her critically acclaimed protest work The Stance on the newly formed BOLT Collective. The Stance is a dance and sound performance for public spaces, investigating the choreography of bodies in protest. The work will engage an ensemble of local dancers who will perform to a remarkable live score of music transmitted through wireless FM headphones, creating an intimate viewing experience for the audience. BOLT is comprised of DRILL and Stompin alumni, some of Tasmania's most talented young contemporary dancers.

Catherine Morse

  • Project: Women Of The Island: Photo + Text Stories
  • Approved funding: $5000

Women Of The Island: Photo + Text Stories will enable ten women in the Hobart community to work with the artists in the Women Of The Island team to share their diverse stories through written text and photographic portraiture. These stories will be exhibited in hard copy at a number of special events in Hobart during Ten Days OnThe Island March 2019 as well as online.

Women Of The Island

  • Project: Drawings for Gaza: a stop motion project from children in Hobart to children in Gaza
  • Approved funding: $4650

Drawing/Stop Motion Workshop: A stop motion film from young Hobartians responding to drawings from children in Gaza. Gaza Children's Cinema works with children in Gaza, promoting inclusion and education. In September 2018 children from Gaza sent drawings of sounds in their world to Hobart. This workshop series offers children in Hobart the opportunity to respond to these drawings through an intensive day of drawing and story-telling. Working with film maker Amy Brown children make a short stop motion film from these drawings This film will be shown in Hobart and Gaza simultaneously.

An exciting cultural exchange through drawing and film.

Creative Hobart Small - Round 1

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.

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"

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.

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.

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.

Round 2

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

  • Project: TMAG Children's Festival
  • Approved funding: $19 965

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.

The Welcome Dinner Project Tasmania

  • Project: City of Hobart Inaugural Community Welcome Dinner 2019
  • Approved funding: $9160

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.

Chinese Community Association of Tasmania Inc

  • Project: 2019 Lunar New Year Festival
  • Approved funding: $19 940

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.

Australian Barbershop Convention Management Association Inc.

  • Project: Hobart Barbershop Festival
  • Approved funding: $9216

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.

Tasmania Chinese Art and Communication Society

  • Project: 2019 Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival
  • Approved funding: $10 000

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.

Kennerley Children's Homes Inc

  • Project: Kennerley Children's festival
  • Approved funding: $12 093

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.

Hobart Language Day Committee

  • Project: Hobart Language Day
  • Approved funding: $7000

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).

West Moonah Community House

  • Project: Wellness Expo
  • Approved funding: $7626 

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.

Round 1

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.