Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Festival 2023, 3–19 March

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Tim Munro, thank you for your stewardship of Theatre Royal over the past 17 years. You have guided the refurbishment of lutruwita/Tasmania’s much-loved performing arts venue into a dynamic new cultural precinct and significantly contributed to lutruwita/Tasmania’s cultural transformation. We are grateful for the unwavering support you have shown Ten Days on the Island over the years and on behalf of all the artists and technicians who you warmly welcomed to the Theatre Royal; thank you and farewell.  IMAGE CREDIT: Al Bett
Dave mangenner Gough will be the opening keynote speaker at Artlands 2021, Wednesday September 1, held during Junction Arts Festival in Launceston. Dave will be speaking about his process in the creation of mapali - Dawn Gathering.  "The work gathers people and immerses them in the landscape through ceremony, story-telling, performance and natural elements. Dave's Opening Keynote will guide listeners through his curatorial process from the concept, creative process through to site specific delivery." 2021.artlands.com.au  https://2021.artlands.com.au/program/sessions/opening-keynote-mapali-dawn-gathering  IMAGE CREDIT: Michelle Dupont
Commission opportunity for artists in the Aboriginal community in lutruwita/Tasmania  Floating Scores is a new audio platform for smart devices that is building a lutruwita/Tasmanian soundscape. The project is produced by Gap In The Fence in association with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The digital platform (app) is being developed by Dr Bill Hart with funding from the Australia Council.  Floating Scores seeks to provide a platform for different voices and stories and to enable artist-created soundscapes to add a sonic layer to places in and around lutruwita/Tasmania. Up to four commissions of $2000 each are available, generously funded by the Yulgilbar Foundation (for two Aboriginal artists living in lutruwita/Tasmania) and Regional Art Fund (for two lutruwita/Tasmanian Aboriginal artists living in the north of the state).  Expressions of interest close at 11:59pm, Sunday 12 September 2021  For more information visit https://www.gapinthefence.com.au/floating-scores  Gap In The Fence
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY  "As the world knows, these last two decades have been culturally transformative for lutruwita/Tasmania. Sometimes quietly, sometimes noisily, Ten Days has been a constant force for change throughout that period and we look forward to continuing to lead and shape our future.  We have an amazing vision for Ten Days over the next decade. We want our next CEO to share, celebrate and help us achieve that vision."  Craig Perkins
Ten Days on the Island, Chair  More information on the role and how to apply can be found at: aegeus.asia/tendays  mapali - Dawn Gathering, pataway/Burnie