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Industry Development, Professional Development, Business Travel etc. 2020-21

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Guidelines - Summary

The Industry Development program develops the skills of Tasmanian screen practitioners, recognising that highly-skilled professionals are vital for the long-term growth of the screen industry in Tasmania. It provides support for experienced practitioners to attend interstate and international markets and events, and also provides for both structured and ad-hoc inbound training, business travel and limited support of events with significant professional development aspects.

The 'screen industry' includes game and interactive media developers.

Please Note: There may be periodic COVID restrictions in place in Australia and internationally, and they may come into effect without warning. If you apply to Screen Tasmania and are funded for any travel, Screen Tasmania will not be liable for any charges for quarantine or medical costs incurred during the supported travel. Prospective applicants should take this into consideration before applying.


To read the full Industry Development Guidelines, click here. To read Screen Tasmania's General Guidelines, click here and Terms of Trade, click here.


Eligible activities or events may include:

  • Hosting seminars, professional development courses/workshops or similar training programs in accordance with the WDP. For small organisations, this is capped at $2 500 per event or $ 5 000  per organisation for a series of events in a financial year. For larger organisations, any funding will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis without a yearly cap but constrained by available funds.
  • Business travel to attend interstate and international market events, market meetings or festival/awards ceremonies with a significant market component. Annual (financial year) international and domestic caps of $6 000 and $2 000 respectively, apply to both individuals or organisations.
  • Applying to attend established Australian screen industry conferences and events as opportunities are advertised by Screen Tasmania. Set funding amounts apply as do limits on the number of places available.
  • Individuals applying to attend interstate short courses where a similar short course has not been offered in Tasmania in the past 6 months.

Companies or incorporated organisations may apply for support to hold professional development seminars or workshops in Tasmania or for specific initiatives that build skills and knowledge of Tasmanian industry professionals.

Sole traders (with ABNs) and companies may apply for support to attend business meetings, conferences and other events which will enhance their prospects of securing investment and strengthening industry networks.

For international travel, applicants need to have at least 3 market-ready projects and confirmed meetings with distributors, prospective co-production partners or financiers and be experienced enough to be able to gain meetings with companies who can advance projects.

For travel to supported events, applications from emerging practitioners without marketplace meetings, may be funded as an initial learning experience. Places are, however, limited and will be assessed against the criteria of: (a) demonstrated commitment to a career in the screen industry; (b)  having a plan in order to maximise the networking and pitching opportunities provided by the event; and, (c) having a slate of projects in development. 

Screen Tasmania will also organize and host events using this program to address skills gaps and other needs, such as those identified in the Screen Industry Workforce Development Plan (WDP).

We reserve the right to vary these Guidelines as necessary. In exceptional circumstances, we also reserve the right to set aside some or all of the requirements.


Information on the Process

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