Arts and Culture

In 2018, the community created a vision in which the Huon Valley is “A vibrant community in which arts and culture is an expression of place, story and people that is unique to the Huon Valley’.

This vision acknowledges that Arts and Culture incorporates:

  • Heritage – structures, places, history, language and stories.
  • Art practices including but not restricted to visual arts, multi-media, music, performance, writing, digital, dance, festivals, events, and
  • All creative endeavours that have creative, economic, social, cultural or community benefits and outcomes.

Local Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Englert leads
a smoking ceremony as part of her rich Welcome to Country
at the 2021 NAIDOC week exhibition

Huon Valley Council is committed to supporting a strong creative sector and engaging with and connecting with creative products, services and experiences.

Huon Valley Council’s Arts and Culture Officer
T: 03 6264 0300
Street Address: 40 Main Street, Huonville
Postal Address: PO Box 210, Huonville TAS 7109

Subscribe to our Creative Huon newsletter to keep up to date on Arts & Culture in the Huon Valley.

Creative Grants 2023/2024

The 2024 creative winter and youth grant rounds are now closed. 

Please contact the Arts & Culture Officer on 6264 0300 or email if you have any questions.


ARTBOX is a mobile exhibition space in the Huon Valley and is available to all artists in the Valley. ARTBOX supports community arts, and creative and cultural projects.

One of the aims of ARTBOX is to bridge the gap between art and the community. If you are an artist, a creative community group or organisation, you can hire ARTBOX to share your art with the community.

Visit ARTBOX for more information.

We are now taking expressions of interest for 2025.

If you are ready and have an exhibition in mind, please fill out an ARTBOX Expression of Interest form and email it to


The Huon Valley Hub provides exhibition wall space and two glass display cabinets and is available to all artists in the Valley. The Huon Valley Hub exhibition space supports community arts, and creative and cultural projects.

The Huon Valley Hub is open on weekdays between 10am and 4pm. This gives the community a chance to experience and engage with arts and culture, and an opportunity to meet with the artist(s).

If you are an artist, a creative community group or organisation, you can exhibit in the Huon Valley Hub to share your art with the community.

We are now taking expressions of interest for 2025.

Visit Huon Valley Hub Exhibition Space for more information and an online application form.


Each year the Huon Art Exhibition Group (HAEG) runs the annual “Huon Art Awards” in the Cygnet Town Hall, starting on the first Friday of March every year.

The Huon Valley Mayor presents the Mayor’s Choice Award to a local artist.

Each of the winning entries are proudly held in the Council’s art collection.

Visit our Collection for more information.



Our local  directory can help you to find and connect with local Huon Valley Arts and Culture businesses and experiences.

Visit the Huon Valley arts and entertainment directory to check it out.


In 2018 Huon Valley Council engaged Kylie Eastley Consultancy and PDF Consultants to undertake consultation with the Huon Valley Council, community and stakeholders to produce an Arts and Heritage Strategy 2018-2022.

The consultation process included face-to-face interviews and structured workshops with the arts community.

This Strategy:

  • Provided a key document to inform Council decision making in relation to arts and culture.
  • Communicated Council’s long-term direction to the community and other stakeholders.
  • Guided the community and relevant stakeholders wishing to deliver arts and cultural activities in the valley.
  • Served as the basis for annual operation and work plans.

This Strategy guided the work of the community, the Arts and Culture Committee and the Huon Valley Council. The strategy was designed with flexibility to accommodate the changing needs and dynamics of the Huon Valley community within the broader art and cultural context.

This Strategy was developed with input from the community through a range of engagement workshops, interviews and public comment.

Huon Valley Arts and Culture Strategy 2018-2022


Until December 2023, the Huon Valley Arts and Culture Committee worked to finish the goals specified in the Arts and Culture Strategy.

The Committee worked with the Huon Valley Council, stakeholders and the wider community to:

  • Support the implementation of the Arts and Culture Strategy.
  • Act as a consultative link between the community and the Huon Valley Council by providing a mechanism for feedback and promoting communication.
  • Assist in identifying and responding to key issues relating to arts, culture and heritage in the Huon Valley.
  • Support Council with advocacy on and promotion of relevant arts and cultural matters.
  • Strengthen partnerships across sectors and other relevant networks and organisations.

We would like to thank all the Councilors, artists, creatives and organisations who have worked with us over the years and who dedicated their time to support arts and culture in the Huon Valley!

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