Funding rejection dismays Tasmanian theatre sector

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Richard Watts

The latest Arts Tasmania funding round rejected all applications by professional theatre companies, threatening the sector’s viability in the state.

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Tasmanian theatre companies have been locked out of arts funding for organisations. Image: Tasmanian Theatre Company's 2018 production, Uprising. Photo credit: Richard Parkinson.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's Performing Arts Editor and Team Leader, Editorial; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Follow Richard on Twitter: @richardthewatts