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Contemporary Music Fund empowering local music industry

Nov 6, 2019
Western Australia’s premier contemporary music conference received $200,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to support its continued success over three years.
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Highway councils band together to stage AC/DC tribute

Oct 31, 2019
Three metropolitan councils are banding together to help create a family event that promises to be one of the highlights of the 2020 Festival of Perth.
Culture and the Arts Minister Templeman with members of the Barking Gecko Theatre Company

Significant investment into WA arts orgs

Oct 24, 2019
Thirty-seven Western Australian arts, cultural and creative sector organisations will share in more than $31 million in funding over three years as part of the Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP).
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Local and international artists pay homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

Oct 21, 2019
Western Australians and Perth Festival goers will be able to pay homage to AC/DC's Bon Scott and his Western Australian links on the world's longest stage at the 2020 Perth Festival free public finale event.
Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman with Ash and Timieka from Perth band Dulcie

Contemporary Music Fund nurtures aspiring musicians

Oct 9, 2019
Western Australia's aspiring young musicians will have more opportunities to take part in the contemporary music sector thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Contemporary Music Fund.
Carlien Jeanne at Gascoyne in May

Grant programs to increase regional arts activity

Sep 19, 2019
Two new grant programs that opened this week will increase the number and variety of arts and culture activities presented in regional Western Australia, by supporting the costs of their delivery.
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State Art Gallery works to go on new regional tour

Sep 13, 2019
A new capsule exhibition featuring sculptures, jewellery and ceramics from the State Art Collection will visit regional audiences across Western Australia from 2020.
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Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

Sep 11, 2019
Funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold cultural diversity and inclusion activities for Harmony Week 2020.
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National Arts and Disability Awards 2019-21

Sep 4, 2019
The Australia Council for the Arts are calling for nominations to the National Arts and Disability Awards 2019-21.
Georgia McAlpine (Demos from The Wheatbelt artist from Buntine), photographed at The Cummins Theatre

WA music artists reaching new audiences

Aug 29, 2019
The Contemporary Music Fund is continuing to support Western Australian contemporary music artists to play to new audiences across the State and nationally.
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Statement on the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf

Aug 14, 2019
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt has today expressed his deepest sorrow at the news of the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf, a Gooniyandi woman from the Kimberley's Fitzroy Valley.
Minister David Templeman with staff from the State Library of Western Australia.

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

Jul 26, 2019
The winners of the 2018 Premier's Book Awards were announced at the State Library of Western Australia tonight, marking the beginning of a new era for the annual awards.
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