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Two dancers in a field, one standing holding a painted branch, the other one jumping in mid-air.

Photo: L-R Paul Foulds and Carl Heslop, The Beauty Index - Ravensthorpe by Annette Carmichael Projects, Photo by Dene Bingham.

The funding is part of the State Government's Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP), which aims to increase creative activity across the State. This funding boost brings the total investment in regional touring to over $4.7 million since 2019.

Touring to regional WA develops the experience and regional knowledge of the organisations and performers involved and allows regional audiences to access new and diverse arts and cultural experiences that build vibrant and connected communities.  

The following six initiatives were successful in the Playing WA 2021-2022 funding round 2:

  • Natural Wings, supported by CircuitWest, was awarded $113,219 for She is Strong. Celebrating the hidden world of circus women, the tour will include a residency and is touring to the Goldfields-Esperance, Mid-West and Wheatbelt regions.  
  • YUCK Circus, supported by CircuitWest, received $93,515 to support a regional tour of Deadset, a tongue in cheek celebration of 'Australiana' to four communities in the Great Southern, Kimberley and Wheatbelt regions.
  • Annette Carmichael was awarded $99,548 to tour a collaborative dance - The Stars Descend - in partnership with ecological organisation, Gondwana Link, in the Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern, Peel and South-West regions.
  • Phil Walleystack Indigenous Arts Foundation Limited was awarded $61,655 for the PWS Indigenous Art Foundation Yarning Singing Tour to travel to Bunbury and Margaret River in the South-West Region.
  • Golden Age Productions, supported by CircuitWest, received $81,563 to support a regional tour of the Golden Age Girls comedic cabaret to the Mid-West and Pilbara regions.
  • Artrage Inc was awarded $115,079 to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show Immersive 4D Specular in the Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern, Perth, South-West and Wheatbelt regions.

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Page reviewed 06 May 2022