A new multi-year arts project celebrating Tasmanian Spirit on Screen


Wide Angle Tasmania is launching a major arts project called GRIT showcasing the resilience seen in the Tasmanian community as we rebuild from Covid-19.

There are three major stages to the project, the first being a callout for stories from around the State which speak to the notion of GRIT.

Abi Binning, Executive Director of Wide Angle says, “We are encouraging organisations around the State to engage with their communities and assist people to share their personal text, photo and video stories of GRIT. Stories may be about themselves, a friend, colleague or family member. The online collection aims to celebrate courage, strength and tenacity and mirror back to us all the resilience of our people.”

“We invite organisations and their communities to share in this fun, no-cost, accessible project that can run for one session or become a much larger scale project. GRIT will showcase the experiences, talents and strengths that exist within a community organisation to the broader Tasmanian community. The project offers a context to discuss resilience within communities, that can then be used in their ongoing communications.”

The GRIT Gallery is now open for people of all ages to share their stories of GRIT.

Impact Producer Catherine Pettman says “It’s easy to get involved and we hope people will be inspired to have fun and be creative in telling their personal stories. They can make a short video, send in a photo with a caption or write a story and have their contribution published online. The collection will be publicly accessible on the GRIT Gallery which is moderated by Wide Angle.”

Tasmanian Community Fund Chair Sally Darke said the GRIT program was a fine example of the sector building capacity and knowledge to make more effective change for the future. “We commend Wide Angle for their vision for this project, as it will help improve the wellbeing of Tasmanians and build community resilience. We are looking forward to seeing the stories of resilience that will be shared and the impact they will have on the Tasmanian community.”