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WA Reflections is back for season two

Jun 10, 2022
After a successful debut season, the State Library of Western Australia and Screenwest are partnering to produce season two of 'WA Reflections — Our History Rediscovered'.
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Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

May 24, 2022
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
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$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

May 18, 2022
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.

Event Grants Program

Apr 27, 2022
The State Government has announced a new $4 million event grants program towards events and activities to revitalise the CBD and Northbridge.
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State Government commits additional $5 million to support East Fremantle Oval redevelopment

Apr 14, 2022
The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will proceed as planned thanks to a further $5 million contribution from the State Government.
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Applications are now open for the Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Mar 21, 2022
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
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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New funding program to build capacity of State Sporting Associations

Mar 14, 2022
State sporting associations (SSAs) will have access to a new program that provides more pathways for coaches and officials to pursue development opportunities, thanks to the State Government.
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State Government shines light on outdoor recreation

Mar 8, 2022
The State Government is investing $400,000 to encourage more Western Australians to get active outdoors.
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WA regions score with grants to grow sport

Mar 4, 2022
Regional Western Australians will get more opportunities to participate in sport thanks to the State Government's latest round of Regional Servicing Grants worth $870,000.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021