Culture and the arts

Promoting participation and achievement in culture and arts to support growth of the cultural industries.

Online grants

Sign in to our culture and the arts online grants page.

Online grants

Culture and the arts news

Culture and the arts funding

The department provides funding to promote participation and achievement in culture and the arts.

An Aboriginal artist standing in front of her artwork

Aboriginal culture and arts

The department recognises and values the talents of Aboriginal artists and acknowledges the depth and diversity of Aboriginal cultures.

Silo Art Trail Sees Grain Storage Buildings Used As Artists' Canvasses Through Wimmera Mallee. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images.

Regional arts

We are committed to improving access to arts and culture and acknowledge the importance of finding new ways to support those who are producing world class work in regional, rural and remote locations.

Inside the Bronze Box, State Theatre Centre of WA. Photo by Eva Fernandez.

Cultural Infrastructure Toolkit

The Cultural Infrastructure Toolkit supports the implementation of the WA Cultural Infrastructure Framework 2030+.

FRINGE Central. Photo: Cam Campbell

Research hub

The research hub contains culture and the arts research projects, statistics and links to summary reports and publications about culture and the arts in Western Australia.

"Symphony In The Sea" Performed At Cottesloe Beach

Major Performing Arts companies

The Major Performing Arts companies play a vital role in the development of artists and audiences, as well as being a large employer of artists and arts professionals in Western Australia.

His Majesty's Theatre Perth

Access and inclusion

The department recognises the universal value of culture and the arts to the wider community.


Living Treasures

Acknowledging the ability of artists to engage, move, involve and entertain audiences.

Tottenham Court Road Station Artist Eduardo Paolozzi

Public art

Public art can transform a place, mark an event, stimulate debate and generate cultural tourism.

Tai Savage (crouching with arms raised), Miranda Murray Yong (sitting), Meg Davidson, Andrew Coshan, Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman, Kirsty Clark, Ana Ika (sitting), Isaac Campbell (standing), Lachlan Higgins.

State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours

Acknowledging the outstanding contributions of individual philanthropists and businesses who partner with arts and cultural organisations across WA.

Page reviewed 06 August 2019