The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
Photo: Audience members in On Our Beach by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle, WA, October 2019
The grants aim to strengthen local connection in response to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and support a range of initiatives including community arts, music, theatre and visual arts.
Since the program was introduced in August 2020, it has funded more than 90 Western Australian projects across shorter term 'Residency' and longer term 'Collaboration' categories.
The artist-in-residence projects are delivered in collaboration with the artists and a local government authority, school or community group.
The Collaboration category has now finished, with the Residency category remaining open for applications until 31 March 2022. If you have a short term artist-in-residence project, funding of up to $30,000 is available: read the Creative Communities Program Residency category guidelines.
These projects build greater community connection and resilience though the arts. The 2021 Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and Arts Monitor survey found that 87 per cent of people said that the arts make them feel good and 78 per cent feel the arts is valuable for the community.
The Creative Communities Program is supported by Lotterywest and delivered by DLGSC.
Program activities are featured online at the DLGSC Showcase page.
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