A Strong Plan To Support Our Arts Sector

Liberal Tasmania
  • Madeleine Ogilvie Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation, Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs, Minister for Science and Technology, Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, Minister for the Arts, Member for Clark
  • A re-elected majority Liberal Government will continue to support Tasmania’s vibrant cultural and creative industries as part of its 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s future.

    Minister for the Arts, Madeleine Ogilvie, said the arts sector is a key part of strengthening community wellbeing and productivity.

    “A re-elected majority Liberal Government will introduce a Pilot Incentive Scheme to bring more screen productions to Tasmania, investing an additional $1 million over two years to provide incentives for more high-budget screen productions in our State, especially in remote and regional areas.

    “We will also commit to continuing to grow the capacity, talent, and creative skills of the Tasmanian screen industry with the support of Screen Tasmania.

    “We will partner with Screen Tasmania to ensure our unique Tasmanian stories, landscapes, people and wildlife continue to intrigue, engage and entertain audiences around the world.

    “Screen production in Tasmania is now booming as a result of the Liberals’ investment and foresight, providing continued employment and development opportunities for our local industry.

    “In recent years, we have seen Tasmania play host to one of the most watched TV series in SBS history, Alone Australia, host the reality series The Bridge, Deadloch, Bay of Fires and many other major television shows filming in our State. Each brings substantial economic and social benefits to our State and its regions.

    A re-elected majority Liberal Government will also:

    • Deliver a new $500,000 digital games rebate program.

    • Stimulate young Tasmanians with a $1 million youth arts grant funding program.

    • Provide a one-off $1.5 million increase in arts organisation funding.

    “These initiatives build on the strong support we continue to provide to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Royal, Ten Days on the Island, and a multitude of arts and arts organisation funding grants which now total $8.3 million over the next four years,” Minister Ogilvie said.

    “Only the Liberals have a 2030 Strong Plan to further invest in the arts sector to encourage innovation, enrich experiences, provide the building blocks of community and drive well-being and productivity.”

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