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29 September 2017

Culture and the Arts (WA) Grants Programs

Apply any time

Applications to the U-15k categories of the Community EngagementCreative DevelopmentAboriginal Arts, and Commercial Development Grants Programs are open year round.
Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.
Visit the website for more information and to apply.
See the Culture and the Arts (WA) Grants Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.

Commercial Development Grants Program 15k-Plus

Closing AWST 4:00pm, 5 October 2017

Culture and the Arts (WA)’s Commercial Development annual 15k-Plus round (grants over $15,000) is now open for applications. Grants assist WA-based creative businesses to develop their commercial potential, increase business viability and extend market reach. Apply by AWST 4:00pm, 5 October 2017. Refer to the program handbook for more information on this program.

Sam Lovell AM donates photos and memorabilia

Personal archive will be accessible through Storylines

Image: Mr Sam Lovell AM showing his personal archive of photos to Mr John Carey MLA, Member for Perth and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Earlier this morning, Kimberley legend Sam Lovell AM donated his personal archive of photos and memorabilia to the State Library of Western Australia.

Mr Lovell, also known as ‘Mr Kimberley’, grew up on Moola Bulla station, travelled the length and breadth of the region as a stockman, and is now regarded as the father of Indigenous tourism in WA.

Mr Lovell’s archive, which documents his extraordinary life and history of the Kimberley, will be digitised by the State Library as part of its Storylines initiative.

As well as his personal archive, a video documentation recording stories from Mr Lovell’s early life will be filmed in coming months at Moola Bulla station with the help of a $35,000 grant awarded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to film-maker Sian Darling.

Click here to read the media statement

2018 Asialink Artist Exchange Program

Opportunity for West Australian artists

Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei.
Image: Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei

Applications are now open for the 2018 Asialink Artist Exchange program. Successful applicants will undertake a residency at the Taipei Culture Foundation, Taiwan. The grant is valued at $9,000, with up to $3,000 of in-kind support provided by host organisation the Taipei Artist Village. Applications close midnight Sunday 8 October.

Visit the Asialink website to apply and for more information

Making Music Work

Have your say

West Australian musicians - have your voices and experiences heard in the Making Music Work national survey.

The project is exploring the conditions and strategies needed for Australian musicians to sustain successful, dynamic careers.

The Making Music Work survey can be accessed here

CinefestOz 2018

Save the date

CinefestOz Save the Date 2018

Set aside the dates in your calendar - CinefestOZ is returning to the South West in 2018. Australian film and In Conversation dining experiences will be on offer, as well as the prestigious $100,000 Film Prize, awarded for excellence in Australian filmmaking.

Visit the website to keep up to date on the CinefestOz film festival


Finalists announced

Image: The Shackles You Cannot See, St. Mary’s Anglican Girls' School, WA

The finalists for the 2017 SAE ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards have been announced.
Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals. For the second year running, ATOM has partnered with SAE to recognise excellence in the areas of film, television, animation and new media.
The 2017 SAE ATOM Awards Student Awards Presentation, where the winners of this year’s primary, middle and senior secondary school categories are announced, will take place on 25 October at the SAE Institute in Melbourne.
The Western Australian Student Presentation Awards finalists are Filmbites Screen Academy; Roleystone Community College; All Saints’ College; St. Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School; and Perth College Junior School.
The Tertiary & Industry Awards will be announced on 24 November at LUX in Melbourne. The WA finalists are the WA Screen Academy, Edith Cowan University; WA Screen Academy, Edith Cowan University and The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation; Artemis International; Factor 30 Films; Farmhouse Films; and Metamorflix. 

Click here for more information about all award categories and to view the finalists’ works

McGowan Government secures future for Goldfields Arts Centre

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has announced that the Goldfields Arts Centre will continue to operate thanks to a new deal being negotiated between the McGowan Government and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Click here to read the full media statement on the Goldfields Arts Centre
Collie Art Gallery launches Australia’s richest regional art prize

Collie Art Gallery has launched Australia's richest country art prize in a bold move to make the coal mining town a regional centre for the arts.

Click here to read the media statement on the $50,000 Collie Art Prize
Giant dinosaurs descend on Perth in bigger and better exhibition

Western Australians can get up close and personal with some of the giants of the Cretaceous period these school holidays.

The Western Australian Museum's Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition features 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of the Cretaceous period.

Click here to read the full media statement on the Dinosaur Discovery exhibition
World-class Pompeii exhibition opens in Fremantle

The courage of the Roman navy as it tried to save lives in the wake of the devastating Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD is at the centre of a new exhibition opening at the Western Australian Maritime Museum on Friday, September 22.

Click here to read the media statement on the Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue exhibition

Better Beginnings Book Cubby

School Holidays

Better Beginnings Book Cubby

The Better Beginnings Book Cubby is brought to the AWESOME Festival by the State Library of Western Australia and Kids Own Publishing. At the Better Beginnings Book Cubby, children can create their very own book to take home and families can publish works for others to enjoy. All published works will contribute to the growing library of books made by families from all over WA.

Better Beginnings Book Cubby

30 September - 9 October 2017

Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre

Click here for more information on the Better Beginnings Book Cubby

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming events

EChO Kids' Cushion Concert

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO) will be travelling to Kwinana to present a free 50 minute music concert designed for children aged 0-6 years. This fun and interactive concert will introduce them to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra, and provide an opportunity to have-a-go on the various instruments.

EChO Kids' Cushion Concert

Bring a comfy cushion

9:45am, Wednesday 1 November

Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre
2 Robbos Way, Kwinana

Click here for more information on the EChO Kid's Cushion Concert

CONNECT Open Rehearsals are a new initiative by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, which provide registered community groups the opportunity to observe an orchestra and conductor putting the final touches on a concert performance. This program is specifically tailored to individuals who may be unable to attend a full symphony orchestra concert due to issues with access, and is presented by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit positive mental health message.

CONNECT Open Rehearsal

9am, Friday 13 October

Perth Concert Hall

Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre

Click here for more information on the CONNECT Open Rehearsals

Western Australian Museum

Prehistoric parties and more

Dinosaur and Pompeii themed activities are proving a hit with visitors to the Western Australian Museum’s new exhibitions. Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous, which started last week at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, has lots of activities to entertain the children these school holidays.
With two monstrous Tyrannosaurus rex and other life-size models, the exhibition has a range of activities for kids including a special play zone and a digital dinosaur track experience.
For adults, there are themed evenings with the first Dino Disco 18 + event kicking off on Friday 6 October at 7:30pm. Dance among the 23 life-size dinosaurs at the prehistoric party and enjoy trivia, games and challenges. 

Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue, at the WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle, provides kids with the opportunity to explore ancient Rome.

There are Roman costume demonstrations and re-enactments with Roman soldiers and pirates plus pizza making classes.
For an Italian-inspired night out, there’s Pompeii After Dark on Friday 29 September from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Click here for more information and bookings on the WA Museum exhibitions


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