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Past events

Past Events

2009 has been a busy year for TRA branches and staff. While more information will be added over time, the following is a brief list of ten great projects that TRA started, has finished or is in the process of doing:

1. Fresh!- A partnership between UTAS School of Geography and TRA to develop new media work based on the views of young people and climate change.
2. Branching Out - A social enterprise development project involving two pilot communities in developing more independent and resilient arts organisations operating within a not for profit mindset. Branching Out is funded by the Westpac Foundation.
3. Community Cultural Development Training: Three sessions conducted across Tasmania to assist over 50 artists and artsworkers to better understanding this vital area of arts practice.
4. Ruined - A Ten Days on the Island project to discover and collect the musical history of Tasmania's derelict pianos and compose new music on these once loved but now forgotten instruments.
5. 2010 Conference - Launching of the 2010 Regional Arts Australia/Tasmanian Regional Arts partnership to deliver the RAA 2010 national conference in Launceston 26-29 August, 2010. This event is the largest arts conference in the country and will generate over $1.6M in economic activity.
6. Pierre Bensusan - Arts Deloraine hosted one of the world's best guitarists, Pierre Bensusan for two concerts and a workshop in April 2009, playing to packed audiences with some travelling from the mainland to take part in this unique event.
7. Media - Launching Big Story Country and securing SBS support to produce one of its arts vignettes around the work of Rod Westbrook, a north west photographer and Rubicon River Arts Branch member.
8. RAF grants - Delivering over 40 grants from the Commonwealth Government's Regional Arts Fund to Tasmanian Artists and Arts Organisations throughout the state.
9. Touring - Managing an ever expanding visual arts touring program that has ten exhibitions on the road and supporting performing arts touring through promoting acts such as Ibijerri Theatre Company's Chopped Liver and the acclaimed A-Capella vocal ensemble Suade.
10. Material Girl - Took over the running of the Material Girl Exhibition from Women Tasmania and staged the 2009 exhibition at the Poimena Gallery, Launceston.

TRA encourages our members and branches to provide us with stories and pictures of your activities so we can promote your good news stories. Ran a great workshop? Supported a local artist to do something spectacular? Helped make that school centenary or local festival committee to really do something spectacular? Let us know and we will upload it - afer all every one loves a good news story!

If you have any questions about these events, please contact us

Tasmanian Regional Arts

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