Tasmania Performs is present at every level of the Tasmanian Performing arts sector. We work with emerging independent artists to help increase their skills and sector awareness; we produce the work of these artists as well as that of more established artists and companies; we commission new works, we connect artists with national and international presenters; and where appropriate broker and manage the tours that result.”
Senior Producer Annette Downs and Associate Producer Jen Cramer understand the Tasmanian performance sector intimately with a combined 44 years of professional experience in the State. Supported by the Artistic Reference Panel of Jo Duffy (Chair) Natalie DeVito, Kelly Drummond Cawthon, David Malacari and Lee Cumberlidge we constantly scope developments, trends and needs in the sector, and stay actively engaged in national networks.
As the recognised “Go To” organisation for the Tasmanian Performing Arts, we often manage project delivery for other parties e.g. the Blue Cow Theatre devising workshops and the Theatre Council of Tasmania residency with the Elevator Repair Service from New York. We also leverage initiatives that benefit the entire sector. E.g. Presenting “Me My Art and You”, a national showcase featuring 19 Tasmanian works at the Australian Performing Arts Centre’s 2014 Conference.
Tasmania Performs is an initiative of Arts Tasmania, developed in partnership with the Australia Council in 2006 and managed by one of Australia’s leading producing and touring organisations Performing Lines in Sydney.