Salamanca Arts Centre was founded in 1976 as a community and arts centre on objectives that remain the same today. To develop in Tasmania a greater knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts. To increase the accessibility of the arts to the public of Tasmania. To promote community involvement in the practice of the arts. To provide cooperation between practitioners of the arts. To provide exhibitions of works of art. To provide teaching. To advise and cooperate with institutions, government departments, social authorities and other bodies on any matters concerned directly or indirectly with these objectives.