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Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

Nov 9, 2022
Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility is a step closer — with detailed due diligence to commence on a 16-hectare site within the Malaga METRONET station precinct in Perth's north-east.

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Round 3 of the CBD Revitalisation Grant Program opens

1 Feb 2023
Don’t miss your chance to apply for the final round of the CBD Revitalisation Grant Program offering up to $100,000 in funding for eligible events.
A banner for Revive in front of historic staircase. Image Australian Government Office for the Arts.

Western Australia at National Cultural Policy launch

31 Jan 2023
Western Australia’s Minister for Culture and the Arts is welcoming a new era for arts, entertainment and culture following his attendance at the National Cultural Policy launch on the land of the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation.

Celebrating 50 years of our iconic Perth Concert Hall

27 Jan 2023
Perth Concert Hall celebrations to mark 50 years of performances at heritage-listed venue. World-renowned acoustics and brutalist architecture key features of 1,891 seat building. Golden ticket giveaway, exhibit and guided tours for venue-goers part of 50th birthday.
FRINGE WORLD Festival. Photo by Jason Matz.

FRINGE WORLD 2023 launches with feel good vibes

20 Jan 2023
FRINGE WORLD Festival is back, providing a stage for arts and culture to thrive in Perth, with funding assistance from the State Government.
Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe, Fremantle Biennale UnderCurrent19. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography Kelsey Ashe.

Thirteen innovative arts projects share $668,353 funding

6 Jan 2023
The State Government has delivered funding for 13 new Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program.
Graphic with words, 'Arts and culture monitor Western Australia 2022. Fact sheet and survey report are now available on the culture and the arts research hub.'

Arts and Culture Monitor 2022

21 Dec 2022
An independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts shows strong public support for the value of the State’s arts and culture activities.
Inside the Bronze Box, State Theatre Centre of WA. Photo by Eva Fernandez.

Grants encourage vibrant theatre

20 Dec 2022
Two local theatre projects have been the recipients of funding through the 2022-23 round of the WA Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI).
74% of Western Australian audiences say they are 'ready to attend now' — the second-highest rate in the country.

Audience Outlook Monitor

19 Dec 2022
November 2022 results out now
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Screenwest gets $7.7 million funding support for 2022/23

19 Dec 2022
The State Government has confirmed its commitment to the continued development of the screen industry in Western Australia, providing Screenwest with a $7.7 million Lotterywest grant to support the production of film, television and interactive projects in WA.
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Come and fall down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland

16 Dec 2022
Upend your expectations and reward your curiosity at the playful and highly immersive Wonderland exhibition, now on at the WA Museum Boola Bardip.
A group of people holding awards outside of Government House

Distinguished WA artists honoured at State Cultural Treasures Awards 2022

8 Dec 2022
Distinguished Western Australian artists have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the WA arts sector and community at the State Cultural Treasures Awards in Perth.
Minister Templeman with some of the WA games delegation being supported to attend Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

The Digital Games Production Fund is now open for applications through Screenwest

6 Dec 2022
Content developers can apply for funding support for pre-production, production or post activity. Funding is also available for professional development placements and travel.
Audience participants on stage at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Regional funding creates new home-grown performances

6 Dec 2022
The State Government’s Made in WA funding will support four successful recipients to bring their Western Australian projects to fruition.
An exterior of a theatre lit up early evening.

Boost of almost $740,000 for regional performing arts venues

5 Dec 2022
Western Australia's regional performing arts sector is getting a boost thanks to the State Government's 'In the House' funding program, with 10 venues or organisations set to receive almost $740,000 between them.
Views from Mirima National Park in Kununurra, Western Australia

Living languages: funding supports Aboriginal youth wellbeing

5 Dec 2022
An initiative that will play a vital role in enabling Indigenous language continuation in the Kimberley region will receive a $200,000 support package from the State Government.
Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan flythrough

Lead consultant appointed for Perth Cultural Centre rejuvenation

1 Dec 2022
The rejuvenation of the Perth Cultural Centre has marked a major milestone, with the appointment of the lead consultant COX Architecture.
3 people standing outside of Parliament holding books.

WA Premier’s Book Awards unveils new category: Book of the Year

30 Nov 2022
A brand-new category in the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards has been announced — The Premier's Prize for Book of the Year Award sponsored by Writing WA.
A stylised duo-tone image of a concert with the words, 'High Voltage'.

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

28 Nov 2022
The State Government will launch a new stand-alone home-grown AC/DC-inspired event in Perth next year.
A photo of different posters for Connections Nightclub

Everyone’s story is important at The State Library

25 Nov 2022
The State Library of Western Australia has put out a call for a more diverse range of materials as part of its new collections strategy where 'everyone's story is important'.
Montage of actor profiles.

Ocean adventure Blueback premieres under the stars

18 Nov 2022
Australian Director Robert Connolly (The Dry, Paper Planes) brings Tim Winton’s best-selling story BLUEBACK to the big screen for Perth Festival’s Lotterywest films.

New funding program to support Aboriginal arts and culture sector

15 Nov 2022
A new funding program offering Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building Grants has opened to support the Indigenous arts and culture sector in Western Australia.
ECU students filming in a studio

Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

9 Nov 2022
Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility is a step closer — with detailed due diligence to commence on a 16-hectare site within the Malaga METRONET station precinct in Perth's north-east.
Promotional illustration with stylised lettering. Text reads, 'Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah Western Australia 12 November 2022'

Australian-first Giants of Mandurah come to life in Peel region

8 Nov 2022
In an Australian-first the 'Giants of Mandurah' will come to life this weekend in a spectacular free exhibition of larger-than-life hidden sculptures by world-renowned Danish artist, Thomas Dambo.
Round 2 recipients announced for Perth CBD activation grants with an image of an evening night market

Round 2 recipients announced for Perth CBD activation grants

2 Nov 2022
The State Government’s investment in revitalising the Perth CBD and Northbridge continues with 18 eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits sharing in more than $1.2 million of funding from the Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.
FRINGE Central. Photo: Cam Campbell

Meeting of Cultural Ministers to support creative and cultural sector

31 Oct 2022
Today's national Meeting of Cultural Ministers (MCM) in Adelaide highlights the commitment of all States and Territories to work collaboratively to support the creative and cultural sector.
A book being held up and read to young children

Yawuru-English edition of Nyamangarru Jalygurr/Baby Ways launched

19 Oct 2022
A dual language Yawuru and English edition of a classic baby book has been launched — it is titled Nyamangarru Jalygurr/Baby Ways.
Mowanjum Festival 2011 at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Photo by Matthew Scurfield.

Grant program supports connection to country, community, culture

18 Oct 2022
Applications are now open for grants to support Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake activities that foster links between community, country and culture.
Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe. Fremantle Biennale, UnderCurrent19, November 2019. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography by Kelsey Ashe.

16 diverse new arts projects share more than $745,000

11 Oct 2022
The State Government's Arts 15k-plus grant program has provided a boost to the arts sector of $745,562, supporting 16 new projects.
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Contemporary Music Fund boosts capacity of WA sector

30 Sep 2022
The State Government has awarded more than $92,000 in funding to two local music recipients — a 2017 and 2021 election commitment — through its Contemporary Music Fund (CMF).
Round 2 recipients announced for Perth CBD activation grants with an image of an evening night market

Round 1 CBD Revitalisation Grant Program recipients announced

21 Sep 2022
24 eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits have shared in $1.9 million of funding from the State Government's $4 million Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.
Two dancers in a field, one standing holding a painted branch, the other one jumping in mid-air.

Six performances hit the road for regional WA

20 Sep 2022
The Playing WA 2021-2022 second funding round has provided more than $564,000 to support six performances, ranging from an original comedic cabaret, to singing and yarning concerts, allowing these shows to reach new audiences in regional Western Australia.
A group of musicians rehearsing with the words, Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Funding boost for creative learning in schools

15 Sep 2022
Fostering creativity in schools is the focus of a new $8 million program funded by the State Government.
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Vale Aly May

14 Sep 2022
Aly May worked in the Culture and the Arts team at the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries for 17 years and amassed incredible achievements throughout that time.
Behind the Scenes on Mystery Road Origin. Photography by David Dare Parker. © Bunya Productions

WA rolls out red carpet for film and TV projects with $20m fund

29 Aug 2022
The State Government has delivered on an election commitment of $20 million in funding, to draw national and international screen productions to Western Australia.
A general exterior view of the WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum Boola Bardip achieves major milestone

14 Aug 2022
The WA Museum Boola Bardip has welcomed its one millionth visitor since opening in November 2020, marking a major milestone in the history of the $400 million award-winning facility.
Minister Templeman with some of the WA games delegation being supported to attend Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

WA games and interactive industry heads to Gamescom

4 Aug 2022
5 WA game studios will attend the world’s biggest computer and video games event in Cologne, Germany — Gamescom — thanks to a $50,000 State Government grant.
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