Our vision for Tasmania is as an exciting international centre for the arts which celebrates the cultural, social and economic value that the arts bring. 

We want to explore Ten Days’ potential to have a significant and meaningful impact on the cultural life of local communities, the state and the nation.

Our programs of performances and exhibitions are built from the stories of Tasmania’s people and places – sourced within regions, developed within a global view, and presented across the state.

We value innovation, courage and creative expression. 

We are committed to an agile, financially sustainable organisation through a balance of income sources, sound business management, and innovative programming.

We will continue to build the social, cultural and economic return on the investment which artists, government, business and the community have made and continue to make in Ten Days. 

The Board will continue to ensure the delivery of Ten Days’ objectives, set its strategic direction, and uphold its values. 

We will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that Ten Days is performing well, is solvent, and is complying with all its legal, financial, and ethical obligations.

Ten Days will work in partnership with the University of Tasmania, local governments, businesses and local, state and federal government agencies to maximise resources and impact.  

We will collaborate with local, state, national, and international artists and arts organisations, community organisations, including local Arts Councils, schools and other interested parties in the development and presentation of our Festival programs. 

We believe we are well placed for a powerful and positive future and welcome your contribution.

Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake - Ten Days on the Island