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Screen Industry Strategy to provide 10-year vision for development of WA Screen sector

May 10, 2022
The development of a WA Screen Industry Strategy is getting underway to ensure Western Australia is best placed to grow and develop the film and screen sector over the coming decade.
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Music, markets and mini-museums to bring Yagan Square to life

May 10, 2022
Yagan Square will come alive with activity across autumn and winter, with the launch of an exciting free events program at the precinct in the heart of the city.
A crane lifting a restored balcony on His Majesty's Theatre

Uplifting experience for His Majesty's Theatre

Apr 29, 2022
The restoration of His Majesty’s Theatre reached another key stage on Saturday 23 April, with the installation of the first level of the iconic Perth landmark’s balconies to their original state.
Graphic with text: CenefestOZ Albany Film Festival 28 April to 1 May 2022

Albany audiences take their seats for expanded CinefestOZ

Apr 28, 2022
CinefestOZ Albany will take place from 28 April to 1 May 2022, allowing Great Southern film lovers to experience and celebrate the very best in Australian film.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

Apr 27, 2022
March 2022 results out now.
Two artists in costume in a field. Paul Foulds and Carl Heslop, The Beauty Index – Ravensthorpe, by Annette Carmichael Projects. Photo by Dene Bingham.

Seven home-grown productions hit the road to tour regional WA

Mar 17, 2022
Seven locally produced shows, including a production of 'Sydney II — Lost and Found' by Theatre 180 Inc, will tour regional Western Australia thanks to a $514,000 State Government funding program.
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Regional galleries welcome upgrades to support touring visual arts

Mar 15, 2022
11 regional art galleries from Beverley to Port Hedland have been awarded $346,000 through the second round of the State Government's Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund.
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Getting the show back on the road for rescheduled events

Mar 15, 2022
Western Australians can look forward to a series of rescheduled events thanks to the expansion of a popular State Government initiative.
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Architect named for Perth Concert Hall redevelopment

Mar 10, 2022
WITH Architecture Studio and OMA have been appointed as lead architects for the redevelopment of Western Australia's iconic Perth Concert Hall.
State Cultural Treasures Awards 2022

Prestigious WA arts and culture award calls for public nominations

Mar 8, 2022
The State Government is proud to bestow the State Cultural Treasures Awards (formerly State Living Treasures) in 2022.
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Work begins on $5.9 million youth hub for Ellenbrook kids

Feb 25, 2022
A sod turning today has marked the start of construction on a $5.9 million purpose-built youth centre to support young people in Ellenbrook.
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Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

Feb 24, 2022
The State Government has announced almost $67 million for a new COVID-19 Business Assistance Package for businesses adversely affected by increasing cases and the necessary implementation of Level 1 public health and social measures.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021