The Pulse of Tasmania, which is a collaboration including private insurer St.LukesHealth, is providing $15,000 to support the 2021 Ten Days’ signature project 'If These Halls Could Talk'.
The Pulse of Tasmania also includes Bank of us and Tasplan. It was established to support Tasmanians get back on their feet in a COVID-19 world and is also supporting projects promoting community, fitness and well being. The three collaborators have committed a total of $100,000 to support initiatives.
St.LukesHealth CEO Paul Lupo said the pandemic had forced Tasmanians to rethink the way they do things.
“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of being open to change and the need to be flexible in order to remain relevant,” said Mr Lupo.
“The team at Ten Days on the Island could have chosen to cancel the festival, yet they have been able to shift gears and create a program that will be remembered as a celebration of Tasmanian artists, their creativity and ingenuity."
Ten Days on the Island festival artistic director Lindy Hume emphasised the importance of the support provided by Pulse of Tasmania.
“If These Halls Could Talk is the spine of Ten Days on the Island 2021, taking place in community spaces from Zeehan to Glen Huon, including a project at the Rowella Community Hall. We’ve been working closely with artists and communities to create this program and look forward to sharing diverse art experiences right across the state.
“Support from Pulse of Tasmania allows us to amplify the impact and reach of If These Halls Could Talk and connects us with audiences around Tasmania.”
The full Ten Days on the Island program will be announced on Thursday, January 28, 2021.