10 Year Vision for Culture and the Arts in Western Australia

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is developing of a 10 Year Vision for Culture and the Arts in Western Australia (10 Year Vision).

The 10 Year Vision is WA's opportunity to update Strategic Directions 2016-2031.

Strategic Directions 2016-2031 was released in 2016 having been developed in partnership with the sector through the Arts Leadership Group, involving extensive sector consultation.  The document was the first to provide a unified vision for the arts, culture, and creative industries in WA, and was intended to provide a long-term strategic direction for our state.

While Strategic Directions 2016-2031 contains valuable insights and aspirations for the WA’s arts, culture and creative industries, since the COVID-19 pandemic there is a need for an updated vision for the sector that reflects the changes in national and global context, and more clearly articulates the State Government’s priorities for our arts, culture, and creative industries in line with wider priorities for the state.

The 10 Year Vision will determine how best the State Government can support the growth of our state's arts, culture, and creative industries over the next 10 years.

Please read the 10 Year Vision for Culture  and the Arts in Western Australia Discussion Paper and the Review of Strategic Directions 2016-2031 to find out more about achievements against the Strategic Directions 2016-2031 milestones. The consultation for the 10 Year Vision, and the potential for the 10 Year Vision to draw on the framework of the National Cultural Policy: Revive: A place for every story, a story for every place.

Developing a 10 Year Vision for Culture and the Arts in Western Australia

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the online survey, make a submission, participate in a focus group, meet with us, or connect us to your networks — with particular thanks to members of our Working Group and Leadership Group, as well as First Nations Elders and cultural leaders.

We are now in the process of working through what you told us and finalising the development of the 10 Year Vision. We expect the 10 Year Vision will be released in 2024.

Consultation to contribute to the 10 Year Vision is complete. If you would like to register for consultation to develop targeted strategies and plans in the coming years, please email researchca@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Page reviewed 06 December 2023