We provide support to NDIS participants to join the team of Resident Artists. It will suit people interested in developing their artistic skills or pursuing a career in visual arts within an inclusive community. We are happy to talk to you about the studios, the gallery, the support and your goals to see if being an Artist is for you. 


How Does it Work

The Studios:

There are two studios with one focusing on sculpture and ceramics, and the other
exploring image making including painting, printing, and drawing. Beyond these options,
artists can let us know what they would like to make, and we will try to design a program
to help them achieve it. There are a maximum of two sessions per day in each studio with up to four Resident Artists. 

Gallery Support:

Our Gallery Support Program  is for people who are interested in all aspects of looking after the shop, gallery, and studios. Regular jobs include things like setting up for classes, serving customers in the shop, helping to install and curate exhibitions, looking after postage and packaging for online sales, and helping take photographs of work for selling online, along with some of the more boring activities
like dusting and cleaning. In the quieter times there is the option to work individually,
with support, on artwork in the shop. 

The Shop:

In the shop we sell work from artists across Tasmania and work from our Artosaurus
Studios. When work is sold in the shop, or on our website, some money goes back to
Artosaurus for community programs. The rest goes to the artists who make the work. When a piece of art is created
by a group, all the artists would get a share of the money made. 

The Gallery:

We have a new exhibition every month. There are lots of events to prepare for at
Artosaurus and all Tasmanian artists can apply for an exhibition. Supported Artists will at
times through-out the year have exhibitions. When work is sold in an exhibition 40% of

the sale goes back to help the running costs of the shop and gallery. Exhibitions are a
great way of showing people what you are doing and building your profile as an artist.



What Now?

You can make a time to talk to us, or you can ask your Support Coordinator to do it for you. We will work out how many sessions you would like to attend, your preferences for the group of people you are with and what your support needs are. For example, if you have a psychosocial disability you may prefer to be with a group of people who have a similar disability or you may be more concerned about being with people your own age. Other people may be happy to say 'throw me in anywhere I love everyone'. We try to accommodate your needs, and it may be that it takes a little while to find your tribe.


What to tell your NDIA Planner

We are not a Registered NDIA provider so that means the part of your funding in your NDIA Plan (if you want to attend) needs to be self- managed or plan managed.

Each of our programs are a bit different so we will provide you with a quote. The quote will outline the costs of materials, studio hire, gallery space and support from artists and mentors. We work on the basis that in any session there will be periods of one to one support, one to two support, one to three support or one to four support. Your planner can explain in more detail.

The Gallery Support Program is on a one-to-one basis for community participation. There are no other costs for materials etc for this program. 


Let's Work Together

To discuss how our NDIS programs would work for you, 

you can make a time to talk to us or you can ask your Support Coordinator to do it for you.