Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts

The Ten Days on the Island Festival has officially launched today marking the 10th anniversary since Australia’s only statewide arts and cultural festival began.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is proud to provide more than $5.36 million in funding over four years to support the festival, which helps strengthen Tasmania’s arts and cultural sector.

This year’s festival will be delivered over three weekends in March across Tasmania, with events in the North West scheduled for 8-11 March, events in the North East scheduled for 15-17 March and events in the South scheduled for 22-24 March.

The Ten Days on the Island Festival will provide great benefits to regional communities in Tasmania, with local audiences of all ages given access to arts and cultural content and experiences.

The festival also draws visitors from interstate and overseas, with many planning to stay and make the most of their time travelling around Tasmania, further boosting the economy.