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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – March 2021 results out now

Apr 16, 2021
After months of low COVID-19 cases, Western Australians are confident returning to arts and cultural events – and many are making firm plans to do so.

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Cultural and art institutions

Mar 23, 2020
At 12.00pm today, as part of a nationally consistent approach, all cultural and art institutions in Western Australia will close in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19.
His Majesty's Theatre

New body to oversee WA's cultural assets

Mar 12, 2020
The State Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish a new body to oversee Western Australia's theatre venues and other cultural assets.
Reconciliation Week artwork

Organisations encouraged to get involved in the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project

Mar 3, 2020
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, the department is coordinating the Street Banner Project across Western Australia.
Highway to Hell concert

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

Feb 29, 2020
The finale of the 2020 Perth Festival will be held tomorrow (Sunday, March 1), on the 40th anniversary since original AC/DC front man Bon Scott was laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery, and event goers are invited to rock out to the once-in-a-generation event.

Arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern

Feb 24, 2020
Government organisations and community will collaborate to develop an arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern region, thanks to a $50,000 investment from the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP).
Highway to Hell: Minister David Templeman and Minister Rita Saffioti with organisers of the Highway to Hell in front of a Transperth Bus

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

Feb 21, 2020
The stages are set and a Hell's Bell is set to ring in the world's largest homage to AC/DC's Bon Scott and his Western Australian links at Perth Festival's 2020 free public finale.
Group of children enjoying drama club rehearsal. Selective focus on drama teacher.

$1.6 million in funding towards mentally healthy arts programs

Jan 30, 2020
The State Government will provide $1.6 million in the latest round of health grants to 15 arts organisations across the State to help promote mental health and wellbeing within annual arts programs.

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

Jan 23, 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

Jan 22, 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

Jan 15, 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.
Arts and Culture Monitor 2019 banner

Arts and Culture Monitor 2019

Jan 2, 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.
New Museum

Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

Dec 19, 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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