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Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman encouraged Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations based in regional or remote WA to apply for a share in the pool, with $30,000 grants available per eligible applicant.

The funding forms part of the State Government's Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP). RACIP is delivering almost $20 million over four years to regional WA to create economic development, tourism opportunities, and social cohesion by supporting cultural and creative industries contributing to liveability and vibrancy.

Applications for the Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building Grant program are open from 15 November to 22 December 2022. Projects may commence from 1 June 2023 and should be completed within 12 months.

The program aims to support WA's regional and remote arts and cultural industry by:

  • assisting Aboriginal organisations to develop strategic, business, succession, sustainability, and/or governance plans
  • strengthening cultural tourism, audience and economic diversification
  • developing long-term skills goals for Aboriginal arts workers, artists, and communities.

Organisations outside regional WA may be eligible if they are able to demonstrate direct benefit or partnership with WA-based Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023