West Coast Seed Funding Program

Marc Pricop – Mt Lyell 2016

Seed Funding Program

In 2019 the West Coast Seed Funding Program aims to distribute at least $5000 amongst local West Coast artists, arts practitioners and community members to support cultural development activities or infrastructure. Individuals or groups will be encouraged to apply for funds up to $1,250 towards their cultural project.

Information on the 2019 round will be released in March 2019.

Previous Recipients

In 2018 the inaugural seed funding program supported the following recipients:

Maggie Johnson and Darren MacQueen — to assist with an exhibition of life on Cape Sorell during the 1950s and 1960

Kelly Jones — for violin tuition that will in turn be taught to students in Zeehan

Marc Pricop and Tahlia McDermott — to develop a publication that captures stories of Strahan people

Q-West Community Gallery — purchase of a new kiln to be used by the 35 potters and ceramicists who work within the gallery.


The West Coast Seed Funding Program is supported through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground