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June 2018




DLGSC Culture and the Arts Grants

Community Engagement U-15k
Creative Development U-15k
Aboriginal Arts U-15k
Commercial Development U-15k

Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

Regional and Remote Touring Fund

Apply at least 60 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

See the Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.

Visit the website for more information and to apply. 

Online Grants system temporary closure

We're making some important changes, and the Online Grants system will close from 4pm, Thursday 5 July until 9am, Tuesday 17 July 2018 for service improvements.

Visit the website for more information or contact the Grants and Programs team.

DLGSC Culture and the Arts Website Survey

The DLGSC Culture and the Arts website is changing. There are a few ways you can be part of the change and it all starts here - have your say in the website survey to help us improve the design and content. 

Launch of The Exchange - Carnamah

Young people relaxing and chatting inside a building.

Early last month, the North Midlands Project launched The Exchange – Carnamah, transforming a former 1930s showroom and garage into a central hub to serve the local community.

The Exchange offers free activities and services such as a book exchange, arts studio, internet access, community lounge and provides a space for local not-for-profit organisations to run their programs.

The North Midlands Project is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards improving the quality of life, health and wellbeing of the local community.


Images: (top) Courtesy of ABC Mid West and Wheatbelt; (left) Courtesy of North Midlands Project.

Fremantle artist takes out Song of the Year Awards

Young person in a diner wearing a yellow button up shirt winking.

Stella Donnelly has taken out the Grand Prize at WAM's Song of the Year Awards 2017-18 for her song 'Boys Will Be Boys'. The annual Awards celebrate the best in original West Australian songwriting.

Find out more and listen to the full list of of WAM's Song of the Year Awards winners.

Sensorium Theatre's New York tour

Performers wearing hat puppets of a crab and a turtle
Young children playing in a sand pit

WA-based immersive theatre makers Sensorium Theatre have completed a New York tour, produced by Performing Lines WA, of their work Oddysea.

The show was presented as part of the Lincoln Center Education's Big Umbrella Festival for children on the Autism spectrum and their families.

Find out more about Sensorium's international success at the Big Umbrella Festival.

Photography by Jessica Wyld.


Two young people jumping over a hurdle.

FITTER. FASTER. BETTER. is a boot camp performance like no other, where your personal trainer isn't a gym junkie with an Instagram obsession, but rather, an 8 to 10 year-old. It challenges the contemporary commodification of fitness offering an opportunity to reflect on childhood and movement. Reclaiming play as audience participants work out, in and around an open space within the school.


Image: Kiah Marie Vinyette (9), and Practim teacher Alisha Bates (20) at Westminster Primary. Photo Rebecca Mansell.


Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards)

Person wearing a sleeveless shirt looking out into the distance and gesturing with their hand.

Internationally acclaimed contemporary dance-theatre company Marrugeku presents the world premiere of Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards)an evocative triple bill of new solo works.

Burrbgaja Yalirra is a deeply poetic and vivid engagement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures across dance, music and storytelling.

Read more on Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards).


Image: Edwin Lee Mulligan in Ngarlimbah. Courtesy of Marrugeku and Michael Torres of Jalaru Photography.

7 - 16 June 2018

PICA, Perth Cultural Centre

REMIX Academy Perth 2018

Information on REMIX Academy Perth 2018

REMIX Academy is a multi-stream conference on the opportunities arising at the intersection of art, technology and entrepreneurism.

REMIX Academy Perth is presented by the City of Perth and the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA and supported by State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Read more on REMIX Academy Perth.

2 August 2018

State Theatre Centre of WA

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival

A lightpost with street sign stating 'King St'. His Majesty's Theatre is lit up in background.

King Street Corner Pocket is the newest jazz festival in Perth. With more than 40 shows and 120 performers, the festival will showcase some of WA's top emerging and established jazz musicians in venues around the city’s King Street precinct.

Read more on King Street Corner Pocket.

5 - 7 July 2018

Various venues around the King Street precinct

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour

Art installation with lights that look like lit up flowers over a field with large trees.
A man kneeling in front of a tree with a commemorative plaque.

An immersive art installation by Bruce Munro will illuminate the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence this October.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will pay homage to the Anzacs with 13,000 shining spheres, marking the last sight of home for 41,000 troops who departed from Albany for the Great War.

Read more on Field of Light: Avenue of Honour. 


Images: (top) Cheekwood Field of Light, 2013. Image courtesy Bruce Munro Studio; (bottom) Bruce Munro in the Avenue of Honour, Albany, 2018. Photograph Courtesy of Laurie Benson.

October 2018 - April 2019

Avenue of Honor, Mt Clarence, Albany

See My Hat!

A black and white photograph of a young girl wearing a white hat.

Featuring photographs and picture books from the State Library of WA's collections, this exhibition is designed especially for children and their families.

Dress hats, uniform hats, military hats and fancy dress hats are some of the many millinery styles to explore.

Children and their families have the opportunity to make a hat and share a picture book together. 

Read more on See My Hat!

On now until 11 July 2018

State Library of WA, Perth Cultural Centre

World Track Laying Record

Workers laying a train track

World Track Laying Record looks at how the railway record was achieved, the heat and isolation of the Pilbara, camp life, and the camaraderie that developed as the Torres Strait Islander community worked to retain their identity while being separated from their land, islands, and families.

Read more on the World Track Laying Record.


Image: Railroad. Initial spiking, Mt Newman Railroad Construction, 1968, BHP Collection, BA2948/1, State Library of WA.

On now until 15 July 2018

State Library of WA, Perth Cultural Centre

Resurrection Mahler Symphony No. 2

Banner image for Resurrection

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 Resurrection is an awe-inspiring, musical saga of life, death and transcendence. WA Youth Orchestra is joined by members of Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore) in an epic international collaboration under the baton of Maestro Tze Law Chan.

Read more on Resurrection Mahler Symphony No. 2.

7:30pm 7 July 2018

Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace Perth

The Department acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the
traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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