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A man and a girl in a sensory exhibition

Photo: Francis Italiano in Whoosh! by Sensorium Theatre, produced by Performing Lines WA. June 2019. Photo by Sarah Walker.

Through the Community Participation and Inclusion Program (CPIP), 12 groups will have the opportunity to create and deliver arts and culture projects to people from diverse backgrounds across regional and remote communities.

Collectively, these groups will receive $904,960 in funding for activities, which range from artist residencies and arts workshops, through to cultural activities, a musical and a storytelling community engagement program involving a repurposed car wreck.

Administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the following projects have received funding:

  • Meridian Regional Arts — $77,449 for a collaborative arts project linking artists with seniors in Merredin
  • North Midlands Project — $79,485 for a series of artist residencies in Carnamah to connect with the surrounding communities
  • Esperance Community Arts — $79,940 for a series of community arts workshops and public events
  • Kimberley Arts Network — $78,750 for 6 artists to travel to the Kimberley to deliver training and workshops
  • Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation — $79,950 to extend the delivery of art and cultural activities from Balgo and Mulan
  • Tura New Music — $75,710 for a music and storytelling community outreach and engagement program in 10 regional communities in the North West
  • Building Busselton Town Team — $37,966 for a mural in Undalup/Busselton using aspirations and ideas shared by the local Aboriginal community
  • Community Arts Network Western Australia — $80,000 for an intercultural music, dance and digital media project bringing together young people from First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Port Hedland
  • Theatre Kimberley — $79,950 to create a large-scale version of Winthali (Fire story) as a keystone event for the 2023 Yajilarra Festival in Fitzroy Crossing
  • Gascoyne in May — $79,820 for Faerial, a Gascoyne-wide community circus project including school holiday and outreach programs, weekly classes, teacher training and social circus productions
  • Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation — $76,500 for SKUTTA 2023, regional workshops and a runway event in Broome to develop and celebrate textiles, fashion and performing arts in the Kimberley
  • Fine Rendition Operatic and Lyrical Intercultural Collaboration — $79,440 for creative development workshops for Yamaji Calisto, an Italian-Yamaji opera and accompanying dance elements in the Mid West.

CPIP is a grants program delivered as part of the State Government-funded Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP). It is open to Western Australian-based organisations, groups and individuals undertaking activities in the regions.

The funding supports the development and delivery of projects with activities starting from 1 May.

Community Participation and Inclusion Program


Page reviewed 27 February 2023