ARTalkWA eNews

December 2018

Welcome to the ARTalkWA eNews.
Find news, events and opportunities from the Western Australian culture and arts sector. 

Funding opportunities
Funding opportunities

DLGSC Culture and the Arts Grant Programs

Applying for funding in 2019?

The Program Guides for our 2019 Arts Grant Programs are out now. 

Please note that Culture and the Arts Grants is taking a break for the Christmas holidays and system upgrades. Check out the grants closures fact sheet for important dates.

Creative Regions Grant Programs

Applications open: AWST 4pm, 8 January 2019

The 2018-19 Regional and Remote Touring Fund supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in WA. 

More information on the Regional and Remote Touring Fund.

Read more on DLGSC arts grants and funding

New grant program for contemporary music artists

A new $1 million grant program for WA's contemporary music artists was announced this morning. 

Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman made the announcement at Perth venue Lucy's Love Shack, alongside WA Music CEO Mike Harris and local musicians. 

The grant program is part of the Contemporary Music Fund, which will inject a total of $3 million into WA’s contemporary music sector over the next four years.

Find out more on the Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program, administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Images (clockwise from top): Luke Riches, Suzie Tuilali, Jordi Davieson, David Templeman, Phoebe Gunson, Carla Geneve, Ofa Fotu, Scarlett Stevens; Phoebe Gunson; Mike Harris; David Templeman; Carla Geneve.

National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority

Have your say on the development of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority

Check out the survey and discussion paper, then contribute by 5pm AEDT, Thursday 28 February 2019.

New Award for young writers

The Fogarty Foundation will partner with Fremantle Press to provide one of Australia’s richest literary prizes for young writers, the Fogarty Literary Award.

The winner receives a $20,000 cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

More information on the Fogarty Literary Award.

Opportunity to feature your work

Screenwest is calling for content submissions from WA creators to display on the Yagan Square Digital Tower.

Find out more and submit your content.

Hungerford Award winner announced

Geraldton-born writer Holden Sheppard has won the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award for his manuscript Invisible Boys.

More information on the recent win.


Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak

The awe-inspiring Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak returns to Kings Park to celebrate our unique environment and Indigenous culture at the 2019 Perth Festival opening weekend.

More than 110,000 people experienced this landmark Perth event in 2017. The 2019 encore presentation will transform Perth’s iconic park into a nocturnal wonderland.

Find out more about Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak.

8 to 11 February 2019
Kings Park


The 2019 FRINGE WORLD Festival is just around the corner... plan your FRINGE experience now.

18 January to 17 February 2019
Various venues

Image: FRINGE Central in The Perth Cultural Centre. Photo by John Leonard.

WA Now - Andrew Nicholls - Hyperkulturemia

Andrew Nicholls’ WA Now solo exhibition will showcase his recent Hyperkulturemia series. The major focus of his practice over the past five years, Hyperkulturemia is the outcome of a series of residencies in Italy between 2014-2017.


On now until 15 April 2019
Art Gallery of WA

Image: Andrew Nicholls Mangia Gelato (Piazza del Popolo) 2015-2018. Large format photograph, 150 x 120 cm. © the artist.


Animaze is about amazing animals of all sorts, where kids can wander and explore the wonderful world of animals and art. 

More on Animaze.

On now until 23 January 2019
Fremantle Arts Centre

Moominpappa at Sea

Moominpappa at Sea follows the plucky Moomin family as they begin an exciting new life on a rocky island far out to sea.

More on Moominpappa at Sea.

14 January to 2 February 2019
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

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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