Cultural Heritage Program funding

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s long-term Plan for Tasmania includes growing our cultural and creative reputation so Tasmania becomes an even better place to live and work.

The Government’s Cultural Heritage Program will provide nearly $500,000 in 2017-18 for museums, art galleries and heritage organisations across the state, along with free advice from an expert ‘Roving Curator’.

As a Government we strongly support our cultural and creative industries and acknowledge the investment and jobs they create.

Successful organisations include:

• The Tasmanian Wool Centre - $29,800 and 10 days of Roving Curator time
• The Burnie City Council - $105,000 to support both the Burnie Regional Art Gallery and Burnie Regional Museum; and,
• The Maritime Museum of Tasmania - $70,000 to support the Maritime Heritage Co-ordinator position.

Additionally, the Lynne Stacpoole Caring for your Collection Program will provide a further $4,000 to four museums to purchase assets to assist with the preservation or display of their collection. This program is made possible by a donation by former Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board member, Lynne Stacpoole.

For a full list of successful applicants, please visit

Portfolio Responsibilities

Tasmanian Liberals

Minister for Justice
Minister for Corrections
Minister for the Arts
Leader of Government in the Legislative Council

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