The Taranaki Arts Community Trust (TACT) evolved in response to the priorities identified by the Community Arts Forum which met and undertook consultation between September 2002 and June 2003. The Community Arts Forum was a representative body of the key arts organisations and relevant agencies within the region. The forum recommended that a Trust be set up in response to the real needs of community art and community artists within Taranaki. This was done in June 2003 and today TACT remains guided by the priorities and views of the arts community.
In essence, TACT aims to act as the main organisation to develop and enhance local community art within Taranaki. In so doing it aims to develop partnerships with other key arts organisations, education providers and relevant agencies.
A wide range of arts projects now operate under the TACT umbrella and include:
*The Real TArt Gallery - Taranaki's premier community arts space;
*kinetika - our kinetic arts festival;
*Limelite - developing our music scene;
*Emerging Collectable Taranaki Painters - profiling our region's painters.
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