2020 Grant recipients


The City of Hobart is pleased to announce the successful recipients list from our Grants Programs during 2020.

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. 

September 2020 Round 

TasPride Inc

Celebrating, uniting and promoting the Tasmanian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community. We do this by providing opportunities for everyone to come together and share our collective pride. 

  • Project: TasPride Parade and Party 2021 
  • Approved funding: $5000

The TasPride Parade is the signature event of the annual TasPride Festival, bringing together Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people and allies. It is a vital way for the LGBTIQ+ communities and allies to celebrate and share our diversity with the broader community. 

A Fairer World / Students Against Racism 

Students Against Racism is a group of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds who share their stories of having to leave their homelands, the journey of a refugee and the challenges of settling in Hobart to build understanding in the Tasmanian community to combat racism. 

  • Project: You Are Here: Stories of Change and Identity 
  • Approved funding: $5000

Students Against Racism (SAR) is a youth group for migrants and refugees who share true stories from their lives in order to connect with and educate the wider community. SAR members wish to improve their confidence and impact of their stories through drama workshops, culminating in a public performance. 

Epilepsy Tasmania 

Epilepsy Tasmania is a not-for-profit community organisation improving the quality of life of Tasmanians with epilepsy, and those around them, through education, coordination and support. 

  • Project: My Journey Experience
  • Approved funding: $3420

Hire of the Town Hall Ballroom and facilities to stage the event My Journey Experience.  An exhibition of portraits of selected Tasmanians with stories of their journey with epilepsy. Exhibit artworks by Tasmanians affected by epilepsy and conduct workshops in differing art styles using epilepsy as the subject. 

Salvation Army Housing Common Ground 

Salvation Army Housing Common Ground (SAHCG) works with state, federal, local government and the private sector to deliver supportive housing services to homeless people and more affordable housing for those in significant need. 

  • Project: Dreams of Common Ground 
  • Approved funding: $5000

We are seeking funding for the continuation of the art program that has started to develop through the injection of funds in the last grant. We wish to continue our art program well into the future and drive community projects around this. So far it has been a fantastic success. 

Pets in the Park Inc 

Pets in the Park is a charitable organisation dedicated to caring for animals owned by people struggling with homelessness. We aim to build positive relationships and improve the well-being of homeless people in society living with animal companions.  We provide free veterinary services at our monthly clinics in the CBD. 

  • Project: Pets in the Park Hobart Volunteer Training & Education Program 
  • Approved funding: $5000

The objective of our project is to provide training and education for Pets in the Park Hobart volunteers in the areas of both human physical and mental health first aid, canine and feline behaviour, and social media. We aim to promote positive health and welfare for both humans and animals. 

Hobart Men's Barbershop Harmony Club 

Our purpose is to support the encouragement of contemporary a cappella/barbershop singing in the community through activities such as workshops, performances, contests, and the establishment of quartets and choruses. Our Club is a member of Barbershop Harmony Australia (BHA) and our purpose is in line with the objects of BHA. 

  • Project: Mixed A Capella Youth Chorus Project 
  • Approved funding: $5000

Funding will help support the establishment of an inclusive mixed youth contemporary a cappella/barbershop chorus in Hobart. The project will involve introductory workshops at schools and in the community, a Full Day Workshop directed by leading contemporary a capella educators, an evening performance, leading to the establishment of the chorus. 

Prison Fellowship Australia 

Prison Fellowship support inmates of Risdon Prison in a number of ways including spiritual support and life skills teaching (including art and art therapy classes), mentoring, letter writing, craft groups and providing gifts for children from their parents at Christmas time.

  • Project: Art From Inside Exhibition 
  • Approved funding: $2874

Costs associated with holding an annual art exhibition of inmates art work including hire of the Waterside Pavilion, framing costs, advertising costs and food and beverages for the opening night as well as filming and editing the exhibition so inmates are able to view the exhibition. 

Parish of Wellspring

Wellspring Church is a Parish within the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania. In addition to regular worship services and other spiritual activities, Wellspring currently operates the Show Hope program, which provides food and other necessities to international university students who are vulnerable because of the COVID-19 situation. 

  • Project: Show Hope 
  • Approved funding: $3700

The cost of renting two shipping containers (one refrigerated). The unrefrigerated container will be used to securely store non-perishable foodstuffs, female sanitary items, blankets, COVID-19 PPE and other items. The refrigerated container will be used to store perishable foodstuffs. 

Short of a Sheet Inc 

Short-of-a-Sheet-Inc supports those experiencing primary, secondary or tertiary homelessness in Southern Tasmania, encouraging the at-risk to feel safe, connected and respected within the community. Short-of-a-Sheet-Inc distribute are responsive to emerging needs, providing emergency relief items, food and clothing, bi-weekly and organise recreational activities to support rehabilitation and reduce substance misuse.

  • Project: Community Space at Flint House, Newtown 
  • Approved funding: $5000

Flint House in Newtown is privately operated accommodation for those experiencing homelessness. Short-of-a-Sheet-Inc seeks funding to establish an outdoor space to activate the area and build capacity and strength in the Flint House community. The space will encourage inclusion and foster social-cohesion, drawing together the diverse residents and Short-of-a-Sheet volunteers. 

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 - September 2020 Round 

Terrapin Puppet Theatre 

From our island home in Tasmania, we create worlds of creative adventure. Our in-theatre productions transport children and families to incredible places with narratives of adventure, humour and beauty. Our interactive installations use simple technologies in dazzling ways to make audiences of all ages essential creators in transforming public space. 

  • Project: Diorama Queen 
  • Approved funding: $15 000

Diorama Queen is a changing installation in a Hobart CBD shopfront window, a thought provoking and amusing commentary told three lines at a time. It will be fed by community ideas, transformed into colourful illuminated dioramas and displayed night and day to enliven a street suffering from shop closures. 

Rummin Productions 

Catherine Pettman and Matthew Newton head up RUMMIN Productions, a Hobart based film and digital media production company specialising in producing stories with, and about Tasmanians, and sharing them with global audiences. Catherine is a multi-award winning creative producer with a particular interest in environmental and social themes. 

  • Project: There Is No 'I' In Island 
  • Approved funding: $15 000

We are seeking funding to produce a series of 5 x 3 minute animated films that weave together the voices and experiences of the Tasmanian community living in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic with surreal imagery created by Tasmanian artists and animators. 

Great Southern Dance 

Incorporated in November 2019 by stakeholders in the state's north and south, Great Southern Dance is an agile, Australian professional contemporary dance association based in Tasmania. Our purpose is to bring highest-calibre professional contemporary dance to communities across Tasmania and beyond by combining dance with music, film, landscape and architecture. 

  • Project: Rivulet: A Dance, Music and Film Residency Project Responsive to the Hobart/nipaluna Rivulet 
  • Approved funding: $15 000

Great Southern Dance seeks funding for a 7-day, 7-artist residency in City Hall and 2-3 Hobart/nipaluna Rivulet sites in February 2021. Residency activities include site-responsive cross-art form creative development, public performance, workshops, filming and sound/light/mapping installation in City Hall. These creative activities will be accessible to the community for viewing/participating.

Selena de Carvalho 

Interdisciplinary artist Selena de Carvalhos' practice responds to notions of personal ecology and human interaction with the environment. Her work braids participatory installation, performance, workshops, sculpture, time-based media, urban hacking, print media and writing. Her practice seeks to amplify voices of more-than-human entities, acknowledging the diverse world-making of ecological diversity. 

  • Project: Nematode Dreams 
  • Approved funding: $15 000

Nematode Dreams will develop a headphones based, walking audio tour that draws on field recordings collected within lutruwita/Tasmania, over laid with spoken word narrative and complemented by visual, live and screen based installations set within the city scape and shop fronts, choreographed to be encountered within the art-walk experience. 

Creative Hobart Small - September 2020 Round

Nadia Refaei and Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie

We (Nadia Refaei and Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie) are emerging artists whose individual practices explore cultural dislocation, heritage and our intersectional identities as Asian-Australians. Our newfound collaborative practice draws on connections to Hobart's culturally and linguistically diverse communities. We share an interest in fostering engagement between these communities and wider Hobart. 

  • Project: 'Leading letters' (TBC) 
  • Approved funding: $4968

'Leading letters' (TBC) is a series of 2-D works with sound which activate public spaces around the City of Hobart CBD. The text-based interventions draw on a selection of key language groups in Hobart. It is an empathy-building, experimental project which aims to examine multiculturalism in our local context. 

Van Diemen's Band Inc. 

Van Diemen's Band is Tasmania's resident early music ensemble and presenter. Comprising some of the nation’s most highly respected early music specialists, VDB strives to share the wonders of classical music with Tasmanian audiences through exciting and accessible concerts in interesting and unconventional venues. 

  • Project: Van Diemen's Band Christmas 
  • Approved funding: $5000

Van Diemen's Band presents a Christmas concert in St David's Cathedral, featuring soloist Quin Thomson and the Tasmanian Youth Chorale. This musical celebration features well-known favourite Christmas carols celebrating the season in a festive and accessible cultural event for the Hobart community, and broadcast live on ABC Classic radio nationally. 

Dr Eliza Burke 

My curatorial practice is focused on building creative, collaborative opportunities across the arts and sciences. I have a particular interest in the speculative spaces between scientific, artistic and historical data and methods, and working with artists who use new technologies to generate new ecological and biological materials and concepts. 

  • Project: Nocturne: Sonic Migrations 
  • Approved funding: $4640

Funding is sought for artist fees, loudspeaker hire and a public program involving eight community members in the delivery phase of the project. Development funding is currently provided by Constance ARI. Additional funding is sought for delivery costs including employing a fourth artist, hiring audio equipment, and public programming. 

Quin (Helen) Thomson 

Musician generalist, encompassing performance, composition, direction and project management 

  • Project: Bowerbird 
  • Approved funding: $5000

Bowerbird is a live-interactive endurance performance / installation which will take place inside the Salamanca Square Christmas Tree in February 2021

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. 

September 2020 Round

Festival of Voices 

Festival of Voices is a participatory singing festival that celebrates the power of song. Its purpose is to spread joy and happiness throughout the community. It is one of the first Tasmanian winter festivals and is now regarded as the pre-eminent choral festival in Australia. 

  • Project: 2021 Pop-Up Program 
  • Approved funding: $18 000 

Festival of Voices aims to provide approximately 70 free pop-up performances across various indoor and outdoor venues across greater Hobart. Performed by local and visiting choirs, these 20min public performances are enormously popular with the choirs, the listening public, traders and venues as they fill the city with song. 


Established in 2009, Mona’s summer festival Mona Foma is held annually in January and is curated by Brian Ritchie. Mona Foma showcases local and international artists in music, dance, theatre and visual art, and is renowned internationally for high calibre and diverse programming prioritising experimentation and collaboration across various platforms. 

  • Project: K+D | Over the Rainbow 
  • Approved funding: $13 300

Hobart’s iconic K+D Warehouse site will be transformed into a maze of artworks from ground-breaking contemporary local, national and international artists, inviting participation and provoking thought. Mona Foma is seeking funding to support artist fees and production costs to enable Hobart artist Andy Huston to feature in the programme. 

Klub Kollywood Inc 

Klub Kollywood INC has been driven by like-minded volunteers, whose sole purpose is to promote and preserve our Nepalese heritage and culture in Australia. Klub Kollywood Inc contributes to the preservation of the rich cultural heritage in Nepal and other countries. 

  • Project: Hobart Holi Colour Festival 2021 
  • Approved funding: $16 500

Holi, the festival of colour, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals across Nepal, Bhutan and India. Holi is a festival which gives people of all cultures a chance to celebrate together in unity. The love of colours and music brings everyone together. 

Van Diemen's Band Inc. 

Tasmania's resident early music ensemble, Van Diemen's Band comprises some of the nation’s most highly respected early music specialists to share the wonders of baroque music with Tasmanian audiences. Since launching their successful Lunchbox Concert Series in 2019, VDB have garnered praise for imaginative curation and presentation of Tasmanian musicians. 

  • Project: Lunchbox Concert Series 2021 
  • Approved funding: $12 200

Hobart’s resident early music ensemble Van Diemen’s Band (VDB) will revive their beloved Lunchbox Concert Series for its second season. Over 12 Tuesdays in 2021, Hobart audiences will be treated to a wide variety of Tasmania’s best musical talent in bite-sized lunchtime concerts in the glorious Hobart Town Hall. 


Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival uses film to inspire positive change - personally, in the community and in the world. In-cinema festival events run in Hobart and Launceston in May. BOFA 2020 was the first ONLINE film festival in Australia and will screen free all May 2021. 

  • Project: BOFA Hobart 2021 
  • Approved funding: $10 000

BOFA 2021 blends a film festival at Village Cinemas Hobart, Fringe screening each Friday and a national online festival. The Stories of Tasmania short film competition entries screen in Hobart and online with $30,000 prizes presented in Hobart. The Cinematic Art exhibition will run at UTAS and online. 

Resilient Hobart Grants 

The City of Hobart provided funding to support the delivery of community and creative projects and programs that support the community to respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Resilient Hobart - Community Grant Recipients - Round 2020

Dr Jade Qi Li

  • Project: Multicultural Economic Participation Forum
  • Approved funding: $5000

A forum focussing on economic participation, driven by multicultural community groups, in order to provide guidance in searching for the economic roadmap to recovery.

Australian Association for Environmental Education Incorporated

  • Project: Share our repairs, skills and art
  • Approved funding: $4800

Three events around the Hobart area, encouraging people across all age groups and cultures to share some of the repairing/making/artistic skills they have obtained during isolation....and increasingly celebrate appropriate community connection.

Young Change Agents

  • Project: Coronavirus Youth Challenge: Virtual Hackathon
  • Approved funding: $5000

A ‘Coronavirus Youth Challenge’ where up to 50 youth participants aged 12-18 years will use design thinking methods to respond to the questions: “How might we as young people, respond to changing community needs resulting from COVID-19? How might we find ways to thrive in the recovery period?"

Kickstart Arts

  • Project: Music Garden Live Online
  • Approved funding: $4896

“Music Garden Live” is the delivery and livestream of eight Saturday night concerts between July to October 2020.

The Scout Association of Australia, Tasmanian Branch, Derwent Sea Scouts

  • Project: Derwent Sea Scout Revival Weekend/s
  • Approved funding: $2420

A Return to Scouting event/s that will reconnect scouts and their families after an extensive period of social isolation.

Inscape Tasmania Inc.

  • Project: Live and online
  • Approved funding: $4101

Live and Online is a project that enables Inscape to utilise technology to create artwork, music and content with hospital patients that engages with the hospital community through online platforms.

Hobart Playback Theatre Inc

  • Project: Our Stories of Covid19
  • Approved funding: $5000

Hobart Playback Theatre is proposing a series of interactive and participatory performances for socially distanced audiences that will be recorded and shared online.

Tasmania Shanghainese Association

  • Project: Promoting Anti-racism and Providing Education
  • Approved funding: $5000

The production of professional anti-racism films to be promoted through social media and the broader community.

Hobart Jazz Club Inc

  • Project: Hot August Jazz 2020
  • Approved funding: $5000

Hot August Jazz showcases over 200 Tasmanian musicians in a range of venues of North Hobart.

Salvation Army Housing Common Ground

  • Project: Art In Isolation: A Common Room Dream.
  • Approved funding: $2000

The project will engage a community artist working with tenants 8 hours a week to produce creative works for display within the facility.

Tasmanian Way

  • Project: Emerging to Thrive
  • Approved funding: $3000

The Tasmanian Way with supporting partners will host a virtual Appreciative Inquiry Forum to connect Hobartians to shared priorities in recovery to support Tasmania to emerge as a resilient, sustainable and vibrant community.

St Vincent de Paul Society

  • Project: Confine COVID19 thru Connectivity
  • Approved funding: $2000

The project provides mobile phones for people experiencing homelessness.

The Parkside Foundation

  • Project: eDEN
  • Approved funding: $1000

The provision of equipment to allow the Parkside Foundation to engage with clients who are isolated as a result of COVID-19.

Hindu Society of Tasmania

  • Project: Coming out Stronger Through Yoga and Meditation
  • Approved funding: $2500

Yoga and Meditation workshops to reconnect isolated members of the local Indian community, particularly international students and temporary visa holders who are ineligible for any other assistance.


  • Project: Time for a Cuppa
  • Approved funding: $1283

Time for a Cuppa is a weekly community group to connect people living with HIV and Hepatitis across the state. Each week there is a different wellbeing topic and guest speakers are invited from local services to talk on the chosen topic.

Hobart Bangladesh Community Inc

  • Project: Foster social interaction through E-commerce
  • Approved funding: $2000

The project is designed to facilitate training workshops to help up-skill small business owners and entrepreneurs to add e-commerce as a selling platform for the businesses or start-ups.

Deepavali Tasmania Inc

  • Project: Coming out stronger through Ethnic Performing Arts
  • Approved funding: $2500

The program consists of eight dance training sessions with local socially isolated community members.

Music Tasmania

  • Project: Listen Local
  • Approved funding: $2500

Listen Local will encourage Tasmanian’s to listen, discuss, and share local music as widely as possible by promoting local music and music writing through Music Tasmania’s website. 

Resilient Hobart - Creative Grant Recipients - Round 2020

Nunami Sculthorpe-Green

  • Project: Greyscales
  • Approved funding: $4850

"I will create a walking-tour-performance of "historic Hobart", taking-in landmarks of the colonial city, reinterpreted through a palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) lens.

As an emerging arts, this project is a major opportunity to work with an established and respected writer who will help me shape not just the work but also to reinforce and amplify my own voice. Sarah and I have established a good relationship. She acknowledges the need for me to lead the project as a black voice telling a black story. In return I acknowledge her experience and expertise and look forward to learning from her more about the mechanics of storytelling."

South Hobart Living Arts Centre (SOHO ARTS)

  • Project: Street Gallery
  • Approved funding: $5000

SOHO ARTS proposes to construct a Street Gallery on our Macquarie St boundary of the property that would be available for the display of artwork both 2D and 3D. Street Gallery is long term, creative, responsive, uplifting, inclusive and beautiful, telling stories in pictures and objects, a vehicle for gentle healing and recovery as we learn to be together again. It will support local artists with the potential for much more. It is free and will be accessible day and night with and without social distancing. It will be a public art asset.

Christopher Love

  • Project: Underground ArtPrize
  • Approved funding: $5000

Underground ArtPrize is an art prize open to all art forms and genres and is currently seeking to establish itself as an ongoing monthly art prize. Unlike most art prizes with large one-off prize money, this prize has multiple smaller prizes as well as a peoples' choice award each month. Five winning artists each month are not only awarded $200, they receive promotion, recognition through Underground's social media platforms, website as well as an invitation to exhibit/perform at Underground ArtBar future live events.  Further, one winning artist is also awarded an additional $200 if they win the Peoples' Choice Award.

Maritime Museum of Tasmania Inc.

  • Project: Antarctic Voyagers
  • Approved funding: $4907

'Antarctic Voyagers' is a pop-up waterfront moving image project featuring works by two Tasmanian-based Antarctic expeditioners, Frederique Olivier and Miranda Nieboer. Nieboer and Olivier's collaborative film works explore the physical and psychological experience of travelling from Hobart to Antarctica by sea. The works celebrate and explore Hobart's continuing maritime connections to the continent. The works will be projected onto an outdoor screen, rigged as a 'sail' on the historic vessel, 'May Queen' tied up at Constitution dock.

Jordy Greggcomm

  • Project: Park Days development
  • Approved funding: $5000

"Park Days" is a play I am writing from my own experience. It is my story.
I am a Aboriginal man with lineage from Queensland. I am accepted by the pakana community in lutrawitta. I am proud of the way my life is running now, but it's not always been easy. I've suffered from dependency, mental illness, and spent most of my teenage years drunk in city parks in Hobart. Those were my park days.

"Park Days" is a play about the people other people step over in the street. And about how a life can shift. How people can change the direction of their life.

I will work with leading Australian dramaturge Peter Matheson on developing the play toward a rehearsal-ready script. Assisted by Tasmania Performs, this draft will be given a reading with professional actors. 

Good Grief Studios

  • Project: 'The art can't stop' Good Grief COVID program
  • Approved funding: $5000

Our project is based around the continuation of an exhibition program that has been created to deal with the changing conditions brought about by Covid19. Due to the constraints, COVID has placed on people's movements Goodgrief rearranged the gallery in mid-April to allow for a program that was accessible from the street. This has seen the creation of a large video-screen exhibition area as well as a series of window boxes, which can host a variety of sculptural and wall-based works. Every two weeks sees a rotation of both the works in the video and window box spaces.

This grant would be to produce a series of artist fees for the participating artists. We see our project as having substantial benefits for artists, art enthusiasts, and the general public.

designed; made inc

  • Project: designed made makers market
  • Approved funding: $2100

The event, a pop-up "market style" exhibition 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.

Sofie Burgoyne

  • Project: A Web of Care; as it is and as it could be
  • Approved funding: $5000

The event is a weekend-long, free-to-air, live-streamed event questioning and celebrating care.  It will include the premiere of a live dance performance, dance film and first-time releases of relics from conversations between artists on care. There will also be curated conversations between different care workers from our Hobart community themed under First Nations, environment, health and political care.

Elliott Law

  • Project: HAZFEST Virtual Music Festival
  • Approved funding: $5000

HAZFEST is a virtual music festival hosted on Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

The Festival Grounds are in a fully custom-built world open to anyone who joins via Minecraft. It has 2 music performance stages with their own lighting-systems, a backstage and VIP area, fun places to explore like a food market, campsite, blimp with a parkour course inside, forests and much more

The project idea came from me seeing the recent coronavirus crisis emerge and completely shut down the live arts and event industry. I thought, “Why not have a virtual music festival?” Only one name seemed fitting - HAZFEST, based on my stage name HAZCHEM and the hazardous world we now find ourselves in.

Terrapin Puppet Theatre

  • Project: Covidbusters
  • Approved funding: $5000

Terrapin will commission and devise a new short performance for outdoor, public space presentation in the City of Hobart for presentation in late 2020.  The performance’s key purpose is giving audiences a chance to celebrate the work of healthcare professional in the containment of Covid –19.

The work will be free and presented at events, markets, public gardens and parks in the City of Hobart over at least 4 days in 2020.

Kelvin Smith

  • Project: Pop Up Piano
  • Approved funding: $5000

This project is about locating my piano in 10 unique and beautiful outdoor locations around the city of Hobart and pleasantly surprising passers-by with some beautiful tunes. It seeks to bring "Iconic Tasmania" and "beautiful piano music" together in a unique experience for passers-by and for others on social media. 

Second Echo Ensemble

  • Project: The STARE
  • Approved funding: $5000

Challenging the way we view people living with disability, THE STARE addresses uncomfortable and too often unspoken ‘norms’. Through a series of portraits, the project will create conversation to reconstruct what is normal.

Dedicated to reflecting the diverse world we live in, THE STARE will celebrate difference and bring thought-provoking portraits of disability to poster poles, personal and public screens.

Claire Johnston

  • Project: Eyes For Ears
  • Approved funding: $5000

For this project, Rough Skies will curate and produce a video series to be screened online and at The Loop for Aus Music Month (November). The program will present a series of 45min episodes, each hosted by a Hobart-based musician or band. Each group will present a collection of 5-8 music videos made by contemporary Australian artists that inspire them, along with their own work. Groups will be required to include a minimum of one clip from another Tasmanian band, along with reviews or commentary about the clips they have chosen.

Isabella Young

  • Project: Physically Distanced Physical Theatre
  • Approved funding: $5000

Trained theatre-makers and professional Tasmanian performers Felicity Horsley and Bella Young will run a six week public workshop series. The workshops will focus upon delivering professional physical theatre training into the Hobart public/arts community, and activating three unique Hobart City locations by filming site specific creative performances. The project will include up to 15 participants.

Each participant's work will be professionally filmed, and the films will be submitted to The Loop at Hobart City Council, and emailed to each participant.

Sara Glaoua

  • Project: Smile
  • Approved funding: $5000

"Smile" is a videography project which explores the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our social interactions. The covering of our face with a mask has obscured our ability to communicate and robbed us of our smiles in the literal and metaphorical sense. By a loose play on words of 'turn that frown upside down', this project take a playful look at how we might reinvent communication in these socially distant times.

MADE- Mature Artists Dance Experience

  • Project: 7 Deadly Sins-No sinner like an old sinner
  • Approved funding: $5000

This application is to support 7 artists in the final creative development and showing of an intimate series of promenade performances of a new work by Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon for MADE in collaboration with sculptor Judith Wright, composer Christopher Gordon, musician Michael Fortescue, stage manager/producer Kelly Drummond-Cawthon and a photographer/film maker to document the process. 

Archipelago Productions

  • Project: Living Underground
  • Approved funding: $5000

Archipelago Productions intends to use a creative lens to give a voice to the voiceless: Women who have survived domestic abuse in the Hobart area. We will begin by identifying willing participants to be interviewed, we will work in consultation with social worker professionals and we will then begin filming a documentary.

"Living Underground" will examine and provide local survivors a safe place to speak. We will shine a light on the vulnerable who have lived through and endured the worst type of abuse, the abuse at the hands of those they loved, lived with and trusted. Their stories will be told as they want it to be heard.

Singers of Southern Tasmania

  • Project: Project Connect
  • Approved funding: $5000

Singers of Southern Tasmania Inc. (SOST) is a non-auditioned choir that encourages a sense of community inclusiveness while aspiring to high performance standards that reward both performers and audience alike. SOST puts on two major concerts per year plus has a long standing Christmas program. To underpin a successful program and put on successful events, it is clear that the absence of a web site cannot continue. A compelling web site will be a strong enabler in connecting with the community from both a member and audience perspective.

Richie Cyngler

  • Project: Collectribe Netwonk
  • Approved funding: $5000

Collectribe  is an open and artist driven workshop program that aims to foster creative skill exchange and support and nurture diverse creative communities in the City of Hobart.


  • Project: Freedom and liberty in a time of coronavirus
  • Approved funding: $4071.50

TasWriters will support four writers to collaborate on a new play, to be delivered through a public reading which will be live-streamed via the online platform used by TasWriters. 

The writers will be commissioned to join a collaborative writers' room to produce a play on the theme of 'Freedom and liberty in a time of coronavirus'. They will focus on the importance of lived experience and freedom of expression while under stress.

The inaugural public reading of the script will be by paid actors, close to 15th November (The International Day of the Imprisoned Writer). This will provide the opportunity for the writers to hear their work performed, which aids in creative development and allows the public to give feedback on their experience of the play.

It is hoped that there will a subsequent reading, facilitated by the Tasmanian Playwrights Project (TaPP), in order to garner further feedback on the work. This will enable the writers to refine the play in time for a reading of the final version at the 2021 Hobart Writers Festival.

Blue Cow Theatre

  • Project: Virus Vignette
  • Approved funding: $4071.50

Blue Cow proposes to produce new work with a creative team comprising of playwright, director and designer to work collaboratively to write, design and produce a new theatre work (10mins), casting an actor, with the provocation of "Resilience". Virus Vignettes will be compact and easily tour-able for public performance in festivals and events when viable and as a part of the Blue Cow performance program.

Blue Cow is seeking funding to create the new work ready for street performances and would be seeking inclusion in festivals like the Taste, Salamanca Market, Farm Gate Markets, Wooden Boat Festival, Festival of Voices, Mofo's with the ability to tour out of Hobart to Junction Arts, The Unconformity and Agfest.

Urban Sustainability Grants

The Urban Sustainability Grant provides opportunities for the community to develop solutions to climate change and sustainability issues.

Women’s Health Tasmania

To improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for Tasmanian women, especially those vulnerable to poorer health through the provision of consumer-focussed services and informing the development of policy and practice.

  • Project: A Trial Period
  • Approved funding: $14 340

We are seeking funds to purchase sustainable menstrual products to distribute to socio-economically disadvantaged women living in the Hobart area.

Women’s menstrual products create significant landfill. They are also expensive. Sustainable menstrual products are available and over the long term are cheaper. However, many women cannot afford the initial investment.

Good Life Permaculture

We’re a permaculture landscape design, community building and education enterprise that supports people to live a good life - sustainably and meaningfully.

  • Project: Home Harvest
  • Approved funding: $7000

Home Harvest is a one day event where people can go on a structured self-guided tour to private edible gardens around Hobart municipality to learn, be inspired and motivated to do the same in their own home.

NTHS & Tech Old Scholars' Association Inc

Provide a community for former scholars of Hobart Junior Technical, Hobart Technical High and New Town High Schools, particularly those who are in retirement and who can benefit from activities beneficial to their mental health.

Provide support for projects of benefit to the school, current students and the wider community.

  • Project: Urban Garden: Hothouse and Irrigation System Restoration
  • Approved funding: $7123

Repair and restore the existing hothouse and irrigation system at our Urban Garden project, St John's Ave New Town.

Hobart Real Tennis Club

The Hobart Real Tennis Club, founded in 1875, is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the southern hemisphere. It is the oldest real tennis club in Australia and one of the oldest active clubs in the real tennis world.

  • Project: Hobart Real Tennis Club Climate Action Energy Efficiency Project
  • Approved funding: $12 210

The purpose of the grant is to contribute to climate action by increasing energy efficiency. A new energy efficient LED-lighting system will be installed over the historic tennis court that will help reduce electricity consumption and carbon pollution by 65%.

UTAS Gardening Society

The UTAS Gardening Society is a (TUU) affiliated society based in the Sandy Bay Student Accommodations.

  1. To provide opportunities for members of the Society to participate and enjoy in gardening activities;
  2. Promote awareness on sustainable acts;
  3. Promote on-campus community building through gardening
  • Project: Community Food Garden
  • Approved funding: $8000

Create a Community Food Garden (CFG) at UTAS Sandy Bay Student Accommodation, with the aim of developing a vibrant community through gardening, improving health and wellbeing, reducing landfill waste and enabling behaviour change towards sustainability.