The government funded its art-related election promises in the budget, but none of them got mentioned in Treasurer Peter Gutwein’s budget speech.
The budget included $2 million over three years to Screen Tasmania to support investment in strategically important projects. A quarter of this will go towards new and innovative productions.
There’s also $1 million for a new, interactive children’s exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and $400,000 of philanthropic support for TMAG and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
And $240,000 over three years has been allocated to support the representation of Tasmanian galleries and artists at the Sydney Contemporary and Melbourne Arts Fair.
Minster for Arts Elise Archer said the government was a “strong supporter of Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries”.
“The Tasmanian Government believes that our cultural and creative industries are important elements of our community and our economy, helping to make Tasmania the fantastic place it is to live, work and raise a family,” she said.
“The 2018-19 state budget demonstrates that we have a plan to ensure our creative and cultural industries continue to thrive well into the future.”