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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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WA arts orgs - list your inclusive events on Choose Art!

23 Jan 2020
Western Australian artists and arts organisations are invited to add their inclusive and accessible programs, opportunities and events to national arts directory - Choose Art.
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Changes to draft reviews for culture and the arts 15k-plus grant programs

22 Jan 2020
The department has changed the way applications are reviewed for Arts 15k-plus and the 15k-plus category of the Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.
Culture and the Arts Minister speaking at the Outer Metro Arts launch

Arts program to build capacity of outer metro Perth

15 Jan 2020
Perth's outer metropolitan communities will have more opportunities to participate in high-quality arts and cultural experiences thanks to a new pilot program opening next month.
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Arts and Culture Monitor 2019

2 Jan 2020
An independent survey into how Western Australians view the arts shows strong and increasing public support for the value of the State’s culture and arts activities.
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Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

19 Dec 2019
Western Australia's new world-class museum has achieved a major milestone with the construction phase reaching practical completion, on time and within the allocated budget.
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WA artists to benefit from exchange program with SE Asia

10 Dec 2019
A new grant program will provide an opportunity for Western Australian artists to take part in an exchange program with artists in South East Asia.
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Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

5 Dec 2019
A new, free digital platform that provides access to the extraordinary collections from Western Australia's main cultural institutions through a single, searchable portal, has gone live.
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Survey: Building capacities in the WA music sector

25 Nov 2019
Music industry professionals, musicians and practitioners are invited to have their say on professional development and capacity building needs in the local contemporary music industry.
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Contemporary Music Fund empowering local music industry

6 Nov 2019
Western Australia’s premier contemporary music conference received $200,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to support its continued success over three years.
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Highway councils band together to stage AC/DC tribute

31 Oct 2019
Three metropolitan councils are banding together to help create a family event that promises to be one of the highlights of the 2020 Festival of Perth.
Culture and the Arts Minister Templeman with members of the Barking Gecko Theatre Company

Significant investment into WA arts orgs

24 Oct 2019
Thirty-seven Western Australian arts, cultural and creative sector organisations will share in more than $31 million in funding over three years as part of the Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP).
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Local and international artists pay homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

21 Oct 2019
Western Australians and Perth Festival goers will be able to pay homage to AC/DC's Bon Scott and his Western Australian links on the world's longest stage at the 2020 Perth Festival free public finale event.
Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman with Ash and Timieka from Perth band Dulcie

Contemporary Music Fund nurtures aspiring musicians

9 Oct 2019
Western Australia's aspiring young musicians will have more opportunities to take part in the contemporary music sector thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Contemporary Music Fund.
Carlien Jeanne at Gascoyne in May

Grant programs to increase regional arts activity

19 Sep 2019
Two new grant programs that opened this week will increase the number and variety of arts and culture activities presented in regional Western Australia, by supporting the costs of their delivery.
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State Art Gallery works to go on new regional tour

13 Sep 2019
A new capsule exhibition featuring sculptures, jewellery and ceramics from the State Art Collection will visit regional audiences across Western Australia from 2020.
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Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

11 Sep 2019
Funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold cultural diversity and inclusion activities for Harmony Week 2020.
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National Arts and Disability Awards 2019-21

4 Sep 2019
The Australia Council for the Arts are calling for nominations to the National Arts and Disability Awards 2019-21.
Georgia McAlpine (Demos from The Wheatbelt artist from Buntine), photographed at The Cummins Theatre

WA music artists reaching new audiences

29 Aug 2019
The Contemporary Music Fund is continuing to support Western Australian contemporary music artists to play to new audiences across the State and nationally.
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Statement on the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf

14 Aug 2019
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt has today expressed his deepest sorrow at the news of the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf, a Gooniyandi woman from the Kimberley's Fitzroy Valley.
Minister David Templeman with staff from the State Library of Western Australia.

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

26 Jul 2019
The winners of the 2018 Premier's Book Awards were announced at the State Library of Western Australia tonight, marking the beginning of a new era for the annual awards.
Audience at the State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas

State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas on this weekend

26 Jul 2019
This year the State Library's Disrupted Festival of Ideas will focus on the truth: can it be subjective, manipulated, changed by opinion and will it really set you free?
Minister Templeman wear VR goggles.

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

8 Jul 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).
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New interim leadership team for Art Gallery of Western Australia

5 Jul 2019
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has today announced a new interim leadership team will oversee the Art Gallery of Western Australia for a six-month period.
L-R: Jordan Gibbs (Culture Counts); Colin Walker (DLGSC); Professor Rick Cummings (Murdoch University); Marina Juesten (DLGSC); Michael Chappell (Culture Counts); Ben Fitzpatrick, Virginia Withers (City of Perth).

Culture Counts at IPAA awards

28 Jun 2019
The department and the City of Perth have received an Achievement Award from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA for developing a shared evaluation framework within the Culture Counts system.
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Nominate for the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards

20 Jun 2019
Western Australian Aboriginal music artists are invited to apply to the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards.
Minister David Templeman singing at new Fremantle venue Freo.Social

Fremantle venue brought to life

13 Jun 2019
An iconic Fremantle building has received a new lease of life after undergoing acoustic baffling and sound attenuation to reduce noise emissions.
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Investment into arts and culture supports regional growth

7 May 2019
The new Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP) will deliver almost $20 million in funding to regional Western Australia, including Kalgoorlie, over the next four years.
Anne ZAHALKA The Bathers 1989 c-type photographic print State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 2013 © Anne Zahalka, 1989.

First tour for 20 years - State Art Gallery works go on the road

19 Mar 2019
The first exhibition as part of the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost is opening soon.

Funding to boost safer venues

17 Feb 2019
A major step has taken place to make Western Australia’s music venues safer, with a $60,000 investment from the State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund.
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