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WA to host Australian Performing Arts Market

May 13, 2024
The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) will be hosted in Western Australia for the first time in the major event’s 30-year history.
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Cricket pitch perfect — Carmen at the WACA Ground

Feb 24, 2023
Audiences should prepare to be bowled over as the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground plays host to operatic masterpiece Carmen in association with Perth Festival.
Two performers in a remote location. Text reads, Playing WA Grant Program.

Regional audiences to welcome 5 exciting performances

Feb 9, 2023
The Playing WA program will support 5 performing arts companies to tour their shows to communities in regional WA, sharing in $475,685 as part of the first funding round of 2022-2023.
Audience participants on stage at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Regional funding creates new home-grown performances

Dec 6, 2022
The State Government’s Made in WA funding will support four successful recipients to bring their Western Australian projects to fruition.
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It’s show time: bigger and better FRINGE returns to WA

Nov 10, 2021
The FRINGE WORLD Festival will return in 2022 bigger and better than ever, with the State Government providing a significant funding boost.
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WA dance company recognised on national stage

Jun 11, 2021
WA Aboriginal arts organisation Marrugeku has been recognised for its significant contribution to the performing arts as a new entrant in the National Performing Arts Partnership (NPAP).

In the House expanding WA’s vibrant regional culture and arts programs

Dec 21, 2020
Arts and cultural venues in regional Western Australia will be buzzing with increased programs of activity next year, thanks to the In the House grants program.
2020 Awesome Festival: International Arts Festival for bright young things

2020 AWESOME Festival to delight young and old

Aug 12, 2020
The AWESOME Arts Festival will once again delight audiences young and old, when it is presented at the Perth Cultural Centre during the next school holidays in spring.
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