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A man and a woman tussle over a ball in a scene from the Back Swan State Theatre Company production of Barracking for the Umpire.

Photo: Ebony McGuire and Ian Wilkes in Barracking for the Umpire, Black Swan State Theatre Company; Subiaco Arts Centre, 2022. Photo by Daniel J Grant.

Playing WA Multi Year (PWAMY) funding is a grants program delivered as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP) and awarded every three years.

Successful PWAMY grants in this round support the touring of at least two performance-based works in regional Western Australia between 2024 and 2026.

Up to $400,000 is awarded to each recipient to support the direct regional costs associated with delivering these performing arts tours.

The successful recipients of the new round are:

  • Black Swan State Theatre Company received $400,000 for performances of Barracking for the Umpire in nine regional locations and The Pool — which debuted recently at Perth Festival — on location at six regional community pools.
  • Marrugeku, Broome’s Aboriginal and intercultural dance theatre company, received $400,000 for a touring performance program in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West and Great Southern. The program will be complemented by a workshop program with intensive dance sessions in the Kimberley and Pilbara.
  • Co3 (Contemporary Dance Company of Western Australia) received $399,973 for two tours of mainstage work — Gloria and the premiere of a new work by Raewyn Hill in collaboration with the ACO Collective.

WA has a vibrant arts and creative industries sector and the State Government actively encourages its growth and development.

Investment in the arts  in this case, dance and theatre  ensures Western Australians living around the State have access to arts and culture activities. It is important that access to the arts is not just for those who live in Perth.

The next round of Playing WA Multiyear funding opens August 2024

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023