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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.


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A stage featuring a band a a crowd in Fremantle

Freo was ship shape for Australia II 40 Years On celebrations

Yeah buoy! The State Government threw a huge party in Fremantle to celebrate 40 years since a team from down under turned the sailing world upside down by winning the America’s Cup.
Montage of Voyager and Slim Jim and The FATTS Band

Voyager on board with Australia II 40 Years On celebrations as bands tune up for free music concert

WA is days away from a massive celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of our 1983 America's Cup win that put Fremantle on the world map.
A group of performers on stage

Arts projects set to shine with more than $600,000 funding

The State Government is investing $609,088 in 13 diverse projects including the presentation of the New Bachelorette, a theatrical production by Julia Hales and Bron Batten.
Image outside the WA Maritime Museum with two yellow boxing kangaroos in front.

Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition opens at WA Maritime Museum

Step back in time, relive the excitement and experience the legacy of Australia II’s historic America’s Cup win at the WA Maritime Museum’s ‘Australia II – 40 Years On’ exhibition.
Graphic tile with the words, 'Expression of interest'.

Peer Assessor Panel expressions of interest

The Department of Sport, Local Government and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking expressions of interest from people with experience in the Western Australian arts and cultural sector to assess grant applications for the culture and arts team.
Minister David Templeman at the Indonesia Connect Roadshow

International education, creative industries, and digital economy sectors bask in mission spotlight

Fostering cooperation in the sectors of international education, creative industries, and the digital economy, was on the agenda today as the Indonesia Connect Roadshow continues.
A group of people standing together in a court room

Cameras rolling as local cast announced for The Twelve

It's lights, camera, action across Perth and the Wheatbelt region as filming begins for season 2 of the award-winning courtroom drama series The Twelve, which is estimated to bring $9.6 million in expenditure to the State.
CinefestOz Film Festival Western Australia, 29 August to 3 September 2023 graphic

CinefestOZ to showcase Australian films across the South West

Homegrown talent, international celebrities and the natural beauty of the South West will be in the spotlight when the red carpet rolls out this week for CinefestOZ.
A group photo of the members of Coldplay

Emerging WA music act to rise to the top with Coldplay at Optus Stadium

A local WA band will win the chance to support Coldplay’s ‘Music of The Spheres’ Perth performance later this year through the Coldplay Rising Artist Competition.
3 people on a boat

Taking Liberty as part of Australia II: 40 Years On celebrations

The WA Maritime Museum, in collaboration with Theatre 180, presents Taking Liberty, an adaptation of Ingle Knight’s award-winning play about Australia’s historic, 1983 America’s Cup win.
Australia II in the WA Martime Museum with a group of 5 people standing in front of it's winged keel

Free music concert and drone show to celebrate 40th anniversary of Australia II’s America’s Cup win

It may be 40 years on from our monumental America’s Cup win but many of us still remember where we were — bursting with pride — as Australia II dramatically beat Liberty and took away the trophy from the New York Yacht Club who had held it tight for 132 years!
A crowd at a live event with the words, 'New website to make WA music venues safer and more inclusive'

Safer Venues WA website launch music to community’s ears

A new website with an industry toolkit, created thanks to State Government funding, is aiming to make live music venues in Western Australia safer and more inclusive, especially for women and the LGBTQI+ community.
Mulan residents of all ages parade with locally made fish puppets at the finale of Big Country Puppets’ project

New 10 Year Vision for Arts and Culture in Western Australia

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has begun the development of a new 10 Year Vision for Arts and Culture in Western Australia.
A nightscape of a telescope array with the Milkyway in the sky.

Trans-Tasman museum investment in production of ground-breaking VR films

3 museums spanning Australia and New Zealand have joined forces for a funding partnership to develop a trio of majestic and ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) films for exhibitions at the museums from 2024 onwards.
A montage of a concert and a illuminated sculpture on a beach

Funding open for artists and musicians to SNAP up opportunities

2 new programs are opening today for short-notice opportunities that arise for Western Australian artists or contemporary musicians.
A group of 6 people standing on the steps in front of Parliament House.

WA attracts biggest-ever screen production to the State

Season 2 of the award-winning crime series The Twelve will be filmed in Western Australia.
Gaming Community Trust Grants up to $50,000

Unclaimed gambling winnings to fund worthy community projects

Western Australian community projects will benefit from sharing in about $600,000 in unclaimed gambling winnings.
A wooden sculpture by Thomas dambo

Thomas Dambo’s new Giant unveiled in Mandurah

Visitors now have even more to discover in the Peel/Binjareb region, with the popular Giants of Mandurah outdoor sculpture trail welcoming a new addition.
7 Aboriginal students holding a long sculpture in regional WA

Funding boosts creativity in schools

Students throughout Western Australia will benefit from enriched learning through the arts following the allocation of $485,126 in Creativity for Schools funding for residency and collaboration projects.
Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning Grant Program. A facilitator talking to an audience with someone writing on post-it notes on a white board.

Funding enriches regional art and culture

Local governments across the state are receiving support to undertake cultural planning, thanks to the latest round of culture and arts funding from the State Government.
A group of Warlayirti Artists walking on Country

Connecting to Country strengthens culture and communities

20 projects throughout the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West, Goldfields-Esperance and metropolitan regions will share in $469,384 through the Connecting to Country program.
WA Premier's Book Awards 2023 shortlist announced

2023 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

What do a monster, a witch, an assassin, and an owl have in common? They are all nominated for the 2023 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
A 'chatterbox' sculpture outside of the WA Museum, Perth. The words, 'The story that could not be told'.

Restored 'Unfolding Lives' memorial takes pride of place

Western Australia’s first memorial to honour children harmed in institutional care has been restored and returned to a place of prominence at the Perth Cultural Centre.
Coldplay performs live at The Apollo Theater for SiriusXM and Pandora's Small Stage Series in Harlem, NY on September 23, 2021 in New York City

Major tourism coup delivers exclusive Coldplay show in Perth

One of the world's most iconic bands is coming to Perth on November 18 for an Australian-exclusive concert in a major tourism coup for Western Australia.
A man and a girl in a sensory exhibition

Almost one million reasons to love the arts

From an Italian-Yamaji opera to intergenerational arts collaborations, a dozen regional projects will be increasing social inclusion and access to arts and culture.
2 performers performing on stage. One is playing a guitar.

Augmented reality 3D artworks part of new Arts 15k-plus funding

The State Government has provided funding for 10 Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program for activities commencing after 1 May 2023.
REVEALED WA Aboriginal Art Market

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market welcomes buyers back

Indigenous artists from across the State will showcase their talents as Western Australia's biggest Aboriginal art market takes over the Fremantle Arts Centre grounds this Saturday.
Circus performers throwing a performer in the air

State Government’s record investment in Western Australian arts organisations

37 Western Australian organisations will receive a total of $56 million in a record-breaking round of the Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP).
Painting done on Country drying by the fire. Ngurra Kutjuwarra (On Country, Together), Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation, 2021. Photo by Lucinda White.

Grants boost regional Aboriginal arts and culture sector

Eight arts organisations from regional and remote Western Australia will benefit from a total of $238,374 in funding from the Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building program.
A crowd in Forrest Place watching a large puppet being moved.

Round 3 recipients announced for State Government’s CBD revitalisation grants

The State Government’s investment in revitalising the Perth CBD and Northbridge continues with a further 15 eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits sharing nearly $1 million of funding from the Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.
Wellington Dam mural, 29 January 2021

New walkway across Collie's Wellington Dam mega-mural

Walkers will be able to experience Collie's Wellington Dam and its spectacular mega-mural from new heights from tomorrow.
Promotional illustration with stylised lettering. Text reads, 'Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah Western Australia 12 November 2022'

Mandurah ready to welcome Thomas Dambo’s new Giant

Mandurah is preparing for a new arrival to join the popular Giants of Mandurah outdoor sculpture trail created by world-renowned Danish recycle artist, Thomas Dambo.
Typographical text reading, 'VOL_NTEER WE NEED U'

VOL_NTEER We need U campaign blitz

The State Government has kicked off a State-wide media campaign blitz which aims to attract more people into volunteering and revitalise the volunteering sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.
An artist's impression of the new screen production facility

Have your say on the State’s new screen production facility

The community is invited to have their say on the development application for Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility.
Illustration of a band on the back of a truck with many speakers

High Voltage ready to rock Fremantle in the spirit of Bon Scott

Western Australia's new free homegrown High Voltage rock n' roll festival inspired by local legend Bon Scott will take to the streets of Fremantle in a huge celebration of local talent and creativity.
Artist's impression of the northern façade

Extra $97.6m to make Perth Concert Hall home of music in WA

The Premier has announced an extra $97.6m in State Government funding towards the Perth Concert Hall redevelopment, while attending the opening of the WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO) 2023 classical season.
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