Junction Arts Festival will use a grant application to incorporate more artworks by Tasmanians in next year’s event.
The festival successfully obtained a grant of $80,000 from Arts Tasmania’s Support for Organisations funding on September 28.
Junction creative director Greg Clarke said the support would enable them to develop and present exiting and innovative new work with Tasmanian artists and organisations.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be successful in the latest grant round through Arts Tasmania,” he said.
The announcement comes after another successful year for the festival, with the four-day event attracting more than 10,000 audience members.
Junction chairwoman Liz Frankham said the funding would elevate the festival’s role and brand in the state and nationally.
“This funding will invigorate Launceston and empower Junction to celebrate the incredibly creative and cultural talent we have right here in Tassie,’ she said.
The festival was also named a finalist in the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Awards in the Tourism Entrepreneur and the Outstanding Event categories. Junction will return to Launceston from September 4 to 8, 2019.