Supporting Tasmania’s creative industries
By Senior Consultant, Lucinda Szczypior
As a proud Tasmanian company with a long track of philanthropic support to the arts and community sector, Font PR has been working in partnership with Ten Days since 2010 on the acclaimed, biennial, multi-arts festival – the Tasmanian International Arts Festival (formerly known as Ten Days on the Island).
In 2014, we were heavily involved in the mirrored Spiegeltent’s debut on Hobart’s waterfront, developing and implementing a comprehensive media campaign in the lead up to, and during its Tasmanian season.
Tasmanians gave their first Spiegeltent experience an overwhelming tick of approval, with the internationally renowned tent of mirrors seeing more than 16,000 people stream through its salon doors.
In 2015, we are again working with Ten Days on a national media campaign to assist with the rollout of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival and welcome the Spiegeltent back for a second year running.
As part of Font’s support of Ten Days and the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, we are also supporting Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) as part of the festival on Saturday, 21 March at 7.30pm at the Federation Concert Hall. Composer of the music score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun is an extraordinary talent who is equally at home writing for the cinema, concert hall or opera house. The world’s great orchestras have been lining up to perform Tan Dun’s music and we are all looking forward to hearing our much loved TSO present his work.
During the festival, Tasmania will host an array of world-renowned theatre performers, spellbinding dancers, talented musicians, and spectacular visual artists, with the program being presented statewide from 5-29 March.
The program also features a wide range of international acts including Dementia 13, The Cardinals, Rising and an Australian premiere of Hamlet, de Los Andes; alongside an abundance of creativity and ambition from national and local artists.
For those looking for a magical night out in Hobart, you can’t go past a show at the Spiegeltent and enjoying a drink and a bite to eat in the free Outdoor Lounge!
If you haven’t yet got yourself a copy of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival or Spiegeltent programs, please do yourself a favour and check them out. You can grab yourself a program simply by heading to www.tendays.org.au, phoning (03) 6210 5777 or dropping into the Ten Days office at 71 Murray Street, Hobart.