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24 November 2017

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Culture and the Arts Grants Programs

Plan ahead

Applications to the U-15k categories of the Community EngagementCreative DevelopmentAboriginal Arts, and Commercial Development Grants Programs are open.
 
Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

Visit the website for more information and to apply.

Don't miss out! Culture and the Arts Grants is taking a break. 
 

Due to holiday closures and system upgrades in late December and early January, modified deadlines will apply for applications to U-15k grant categories.

For more information on upcoming closures and what you can and can’t do during this period, see the Culture and the Arts Grants closures fact sheet.


Major Performing Arts Companies' 2018 seasons

Tickets and subscription packages now available

All West Australian Major Performing Arts Companies have released their 2018 season programs. Check out what's on and avoid missing out!

WA Opera's 2018 season

West Australian Opera invites you to the magical forest of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, the fiery factory setting in Bizet’s Carmen and the seductive streets of Mozart’s Don Giovanni all in the home of opera, His Majesty’s Theatre Perth.

Outside the mainstage, enjoy an evening under the summer stars for City of Perth Opera in the Park with La Bohème, a free event supported by Lotterywest and Act-Belong-Commit. 

Two and three opera subscriptions and single tickets are available now.

Click here to visit waopera.asn.au

Amy Mathews as Olive and Kelton Pell as Roo, photo credit Cameron Etchells.

Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2018 season is the first to embody the vision of Artistic Director Clare Watson. 

Join 'the conversation', with a focus on local stories, a range of Aboriginal voices, and a diversity of faces and perspectives.

Subscription packages are available now, with single tickets on sale from 2 January 2018.

Click here to visit bsstc.com.au

 

Image: Amy Mathews as Olive and Kelton Pell as Roo, photo credit Cameron Etchells.

La Sylphide. Image: Fabrizio Lipari.

Prepare for West Australian Ballet’s most alluring and ground-breaking season yet.

The company will present the romantic and classic stories of La SylphideDracula, and The Nutcracker.

Along with the short work collections Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry, and the experimental Genesis, the 2018 season promises to be one of change.

Subscription packages and single tickets are available now.

Click here to visit waballet.com.au

Image: Fabrizio Lipari.

Asher Fisch. Image: Sara Hanagan. 

In 2018, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) marks its 90th anniversary year. To celebrate this milestone WASO is pulling out the stops to present a program with something for everyone. 

The centrepiece of these celebrations will be two performances of Richard Wagner's ground-breaking opera Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Principal Conductor Asher Fisch. 

Subscription packages and single tickets are available now.

Click here to visit waso.com.au

Image: Sara Hanagan. 

Peel group to compete at Dance Rites Australia

Kongal Marawar Ngoons

Image: Kongal Marawar Ngoons, State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours Ceremony, Heath Ledger Theatre, Perth, 24 October 2017. Photo by Courtney Holloway Photography.
Image: Kongal Marawar Ngoons, State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours Ceremony, Heath Ledger Theatre, Perth,
24 October 2017. Photo by Courtney Holloway Photography.

Dance group Kongal Marawar Ngoons will represent the Peel region at national Indigenous dance competition, Dance Rites Australia, on this weekend in Sydney.

Kongal Marawar Ngoons had recently performed at the State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours and the WA Regional Arts Summit.

Click here for more information on Dance Rites Australia


FRINGE WORLD Festival

Coming soon

Image: The Gold Digger in The Perth Cultural Centre, at FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017. Photo by Matthew Parker.

It's almost that time of year... the FRINGE WORLD Festival will run from 26 January - 25 February in 2018. Pre-order the Festival guide here to be ready for when ticket sales open on Thursday, 7 December 2017. 

Click here for FRINGE WORLD teasertix, gift vouchers, and more information

 

Image: The Gold Digger in The Perth Cultural Centre, at FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017. Photo by Matthew Parker.


WA artist wins Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

Exhibition still on at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Image: Jana Vodesil-Baruffi, Black swan 2017, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Clare McAlaney

Congratulations to West Australian artist Jana Vodesil-Baruffi who was recently announced as the winner of the 2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture for her aptly-titled work Black swan. The Black Swan Prize exhibition is on until 27 November at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Click here for more information on the Black Swan Prize

 

Image: Jana Vodesil-Baruffi, Black swan 2017, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Clare McAlaney


WA schools recognised in PALS ceremony

Promoting reconciliation in school communities

Image: The Hon. Ben Wyatt and staff and students at Bibra Lake Primary School.
Image: The Hon. Ben Wyatt and staff and students at Bibra Lake Primary School.

Late last week, WA schools travelled from across the state to the State Library of Western Australia to attend the annual PALS Awards Ceremony, held by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Aboriginal Culture and History WA division.
 
PALS (Partnerships, Acceptance, Learning, Sharing) is a funding initiative which encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community. 
 
A huge congratulations to the winning schools in the 2017 PALS Awards:

  • Bibra Lake Primary School – Digital and Technology, Troy Cook Award

  • Bluff Point Primary School – Health and Wellbeing

  • Bold Park Community School – Aboriginal Language and History

  • Durham Road School – Student Engagement and Community Participation

  • Lancelin Primary School – Environment

  • Lumen Christi College – Arts and Culture

  • Mater Dei College – Student Engagement and Community Participation


Click here to learn more about the PALS Program


2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

WA authors shortlisted

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson and Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow by Suzanne Falkiner have been shortlisted for the fiction and non-fiction categories of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are worth $80,000 each and will be announced in early December.

Click here for more information on the Prime Minister's Literary Awards


16 Days of Action to Stop Violence Against Women

Culture and Arts venues taking part

Premier Mark McGowan, and WA's first Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister, Simone McGurk, today launched the State Government's '16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women' campaign at Parliament House.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of violence against women in WA and encourage communities to take an active role in making change.

Some of WA's recognisable landmarks, including the Bell Tower and the State Theatre Centre of WA, will be aglow in orange, serving as a visual reminder about the need to change the conversation and how stopping violence against women is everyone's responsibility.

Click here for more information on the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign

Noongar word for dance to grace State Theatre's Rehearsal Room 2

The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia's Rehearsal Room 2 has been renamed Middar Room, with the new name bestowed in a ceremony early last week.

Click here for more information on the renaming of Rehearsal Room 2
Limelight Theatre gets funding boost

The McGowan Government has allocated $93,000 for upgrades to the Limelight Theatre in Wanneroo, allowing for the installation of new stage curtains, foyer furniture and a new storage area for the theatre's equipment.

Click here for more information on the Limelight Theatre upgrades
Events

Rooftop Movies

Program 1 out now

Image: Dan Grant. Courtesy Rooftop Movies.

Rooftop Movies is returning, with its chilled vibe and spectacular city views. Program 1 of the 17/18 summer season kicks off Friday, 1 December.

Click here to visit the Rooftop Movies website

Image: Dan Grant. Courtesy Rooftop Movies.

2018 Perth Festival

Program out now

Perth Festival 2018

This summer, the 2018 Perth Festival invites you to see art in a different light. The program is out now with experiences to suit every taste and budget.

Click here to visit the Perth Festival website

9 February - 4 March 2018

Various venues around Perth


Berndt Museum Design Ideas Competition

Exhibition and presentation evening

Image: Unknown artist, Bardi, incised pearlshell with ochre. P. Dalton Collection, Berndt Museum [00841]

The Berndt Museum will be hosting an exhibition and presentation evening to view submissions from their Design Ideas Competition.

The purpose of the Competition was to engage students in a conceptual project, based on designing an inspired and functional musum facility that can house, protect, conserve and display the entire Berndt collections.

Click here for more information on the Berndt Museum Design Ideas Competition 


Image: Unknown artist, Bardi, incised pearlshell with ochre. P. Dalton Collection, Berndt Museum [00841]

6 - 8pm, 5 December 2017

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley


Bazaar

Fremantle Arts Centre

Image: Copyright and courtesy of Fremantle Arts Centre. Photography by Rebecca Mansell.
Image: Copyright and courtesy of Fremantle Arts Centre. Photography by Rebecca Mansell.

Fremantle Arts Centre's Christmas market, Bazaar, returns this year featuring more than 50 local artisans showcasing and selling their wares.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Bazaar

5 - 10pm, 1 December
9am - 5pm, 2 - 3 December

Front Garden
Fremantle Arts Centre


Lotterywest Symphony in the City

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

WASO Symphony in the City

Save the date, 16 December, for the Lotterywest Symphony in the City

Lotterywest Symphony in the City is a free outdoor concert at Langley Park, featuring the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and is broadcast live to metro and regional audiences across Western Australia.

Click here for more information on WASO's Lotterywest Symphony in the City

7:30pm, 16 December

Langley Park
Perth CBD, alongside Riverside Drive

 


Can't make it to Langley Park?

Symphony in the City will be broadcast live onto screens at Northbridge Piazza, Perth Cultural Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, Kalgoorlie Arts Centre, and Margaret River Cultural Centre.

The concert can also be viewed live on computer and mobile devices, and in regional homes and gatherings via Westlink.

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