Arts Tasmania

Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

This program aims to develop the capacity of young Tasmanian Aboriginal arts and cultural practitioners to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania's arts sector.

This program is open to Tasmanian Aboriginal artists who are aged 25 years and under, or in their first five years of artistic practice.

Tasmanian Aboriginal artists are encouraged to seek funds towards a mentorship with an established Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, and/or an organisation that specialises in creating opportunities for artists to share their work with audiences in Tasmania and nationally.

To be eligible to apply to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme you must be:

  • an Aboriginal person working, or aspiring to work, in the arts sector, or
  • an organisation proposing to mentor a young Aboriginal artist.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, more information is available at:

Applicants must also meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

You may submit one application to this program per calendar year.

How much can I apply for?

Four mentorships of $10 000 will be awarded.

Equipment cannot be covered by grant funds.

Apply now

Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme - application form

Key dates

Opens: 14 August 2020 
Closes: 5 October 2020

Notification will occur within ten weeks of the closing date.

For activities commencing after 1 January 2021.

Applications close
05 Oct 2020
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Grant Type
Skills development
Applicant Type
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