Latest news from the department.

Featured news

A group of people socialising on the balcony at His Majesty's Theatre.

Stunning heritage balconies at His Majesty’s Theatre open

Feb 13, 2023
For the first time in 70 years, the beautiful wrap-around balconies that were a prominent feature of the original façade of His Majesty's Theatre have been reinstated, ready for Western Australians to enjoy again.

All news

2 cranes on a construction site

Major construction milestone as Perth Film Studios take shape

Media release

Massive steel roofing structures are being lifted into place at the site of the Perth Film Studios, marking a major construction milestone for what will become a major creative centre for international and national film, television, and digital media production.
Graphic with the text: State Cultural Treasures Awards 2024. nominations now open.

State Cultural Treasures Awards 2024

Nominations are now open for the State Cultural Treasures Awards 2024.
A man and a boy posing a dance move in a desert environment. A group of people are watching in the background.

$600,000 to boost creativity and wellbeing for young people

Media release

A new program to improve creativity and wellbeing for young people across Western Australia will be trialled after the State Government approved $600,000 in funding for 8 organisations to deliver culture and the arts projects with health benefits.
A post show Q&A at happy meal hosted by Out Southwest and Happy Meal cast members

Funding boost for arts venues in regional WA

11 regional performing arts venues and 11 regional public art galleries are set to benefit from up to $70,000 per annum over three years through the Regional Arts Venues Support program (RAVS).
Artists impression of Perth Film Studios

Perth Film Studios named as final agreement is signed

Western Australia’s new multi-million-dollar screen production facility, currently under construction, has hit another key milestone with the signing of an operations agreement underpinned by funding from the State Government.
Graphic with text: Applications open. Export Awards 2024 and WA Government logo

Creative businesses are invited to apply for the 2024 WA Export Awards

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is proudly supporting the Creative Industries category for the 2024 Western Australian (WA) Export Awards.
Portrait photo of Robert Taylor, board member, Arts and Culture Trust

New appointment for the Arts and Culture Trust Board

The Arts and Culture Trust is pleased to welcome a new member to our Board.
A crowd of people watch and listen to a band on a stage , surrounded by large trees.

Words, song, photos and music all part of regional vitality

Media release

A writers’ festival, multicultural celebrations, a photography project and a pub full of sea shanties are among the activities funded in the latest round of regional arts grants.
A crowd at the Perth 2024 ISPA Conference are standing a clapping

WA to host Australian Performing Arts Market

Media release

The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) will be hosted in Western Australia for the first time in the major event’s 30-year history.
A small group of Aboriginal people sit on the ground painting on an unstretched canvas

Funding to support connection to country in WA communities

Media release

The State Government’s Connecting to Country grant program is continuing to support Western Australia’s Aboriginal people and organisations to transfer knowledge between generations and preserve culture – 20 projects will each receive up to $25,000 this year.
DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping pictured with winners of inaugural Best Australian Short Film Competition

The May edition of the CAtch-up is out now!

The May edition of the CAtch-up, our regular newsletter for the culture and the arts sector, is now available online.
Behind the scenes of a film production with equipment on a truck

State Government investing in WA’s job-creating screen industry

Media release

The State Government will invest $31.9 million over 4 years to implement a new screen industry strategy as part of its economic diversification plans, with initiatives that grow the local screen industry and establish Western Australia as a major international and national screen production destination.
Image credit: Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 2023. Photo courtesy of Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

Facilities funding available for public regional galleries

Public arts and cultural galleries in regional WA can now apply for funding from $5000 to $100,000 for minor or major facility improvements through the Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund.
RE//Perth: A winter arts festival graphic

New arts festival coming to Perth this winter

Perth is set to launch a new winter arts and cultural festival this July, with RE//Perth activating multiple Northbridge spaces in a celebration of creativity and urban exploration.
Drone view of the Albany Entertainment Centre at dusk

Contract awarded for Albany Entertainment Centre works

Media release

The State Government has awarded the contract for important roof repairs at the iconic Albany Entertainment Centre, with Colab Construction to start work soon.
Cast and crew on the stage at the Premiere of Population : 11

Nearly $19m screen funding revealed at WA production premiere

Media release

Show business is good business for WA – that’s the message from the State Government as the Minister for Culture and the Arts reveals almost $19 million in new funding for the state’s screen industry.


Subscribe to receive newsletters to your email.

Media hub

View DLGSC media statements and get in contact with the media team.
Page reviewed 10 November 2023