The RACIP will increase the capacity for the regions to engage with arts and culture, improving the social cohesion, liveability and vibrancy of local communities.
The program will be delivered through three streams:
A State of Creativity will help to activate regional performing arts venues, by improving their ability to present and tour performances, and support training and business development.
Strengthening Aboriginal Arts will support the sustainability of WA's valued Aboriginal Arts Centres and provide opportunities for Aboriginal artists to share their stories through new work.
Empowered and Employed Communities will help to align creative programs in local government planning and support activities that increase social inclusion, accessibility and employment opportunities in local communities. This stream also includes a fund to grow cultural tourism through regional festivals.
The program will be delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, with funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.