The Advocate Newspaper services one of the richest and most diversified regions in the nation with a market of 106,000 people. The Advocate regularly reaches over 60,000 people over the age of 14 years on the North West and West Coast. The Advocate has served this region since 1890.
Arts Tasmania is responsible for policy, planning, strategic development and funding of the arts in Tasmania. Arts Tasmania also has an industry development arm, arts@work, whose brief is to increase the capacity of the arts sector and the viability of a career in the arts. Funding opportunities exist for Tasmanian writers or activities that will benefit Tasmania.
A mix of the traditional and the new provides readers of the Sunday Tasmanian with coverage of local, national and international news. Tasmania’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper, with a reach into Hobart and Southern Tasmania of 67% every Sunday.
Beaconsfield, Tasmania became the epicentre of a unique community and cultural experience when the inaugural Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words became Tasmania’s biggest writers festival. The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is a biennial writers festival in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival, run biennially by the Tasmanian Writers Centre, unites writers and readers from across the state and Australia through masterclasses, discussion forums, spoken word events, children’s programs and more. The festival occupies various spaces throughout the historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel and encourages all members of the community to engage with their fellow readers and writers through the power of storytelling.
Terrapin is the Australian innovator of puppetry-based visual theatre embracing new technologies, creating contemporary storytelling, and touring and collaborating nationally and internationally. The company is exploring digital puppetry, which uses new technologies and cross platform practice to continually challenge and redefine puppetry as a visual theatre form.