ARTalkWA eNews

January 2019

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 2019 Grant Program Guides are out now.
Find out everything you need to know about our 2019 grant programs.

You can also check out the Key Dates Calendar for all important dates in 2019.

The Arts U-15k grant program offers up to $15,000 for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

Open year-round

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

More information on the Arts U-15k grant program.

The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program assists homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, building links nationally and internationally.

The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities. 

Open year-round

U-15k category (applications up to $15,000)

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

Opening soon

15k-plus category (applications $15,000 to $60,000) 

Applications open: 22 January 2019

More information on the Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.

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. 

Applications close: AWST 4pm, 28 February 2019

More information on the Regional and Remote Touring Fund.

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding to artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

Applications open: 22 January 2019

More information on the Arts 15k-plus grant program.

Australia Council for the Arts funding

The next round of Australia Council for the Arts grant programs are open now. Western Australian artists and arts groups are invited to apply.

Applications close: AEDT midnight, 5 February 2019

Refer to the Australia Council website for further information.


Premier's Book Awards

The revamped Premier's Book Awards, which aim to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing, is now open for entries.

The new format will see the awards reinstated as an annual event and feature three separate Western Australian awards and one national indigenous award.

Applications close 18 February 2019.

More on the 2018 Premier's Book Awards.

Major Performing Arts in 2019

The West Australian Major Performing Arts Companies have released the programs for their 2019 seasons.

Black Swan State Theatre Company explores ‘Where the Heart Is’ in 2019, about family, and in particular, the myriad of Australian families.

More on Black Swan's 2019 Season.

Image: Ian Michael. Photo by Richard Jefferson. 

After a highly acclaimed Season 2018 featuring multiple sell-out productions, West Australian Ballet’s Season 2019 will be an exploration of the theme ‘live and alive’.

More on WA Ballet's 2019 Season.

In 2019 West Australian Opera offers you powerful stories of passion, peril and pleasure. Join them in the home of opera, His Majesty's Theatre Perth.

More on WA Opera's 2019 Season.

In 2019 the West Australian Symphony Orchestra will offer a range of exhilarating, inspirational and extraordinary music experiences for all Western Australians to enjoy.

More on WASO's 2019 Season.


Opera in the Park

West Australian Opera and the City of Perth present Verdi’s masterpiece of love, hope and second chances in the annual Opera in the Park.

Take a picnic, find a spot and enjoy this free concert under the stars. Or upgrade to the ultimate Opera in the Park experience with Sunset Supper - a two-course gourmet dinner in the Government House Gardens and VIP seating at the park.

More on the City of Perth Opera in the Park.

2 February 2019
Supreme Court Gardens

Perth Festival Writers Week

From searing memoirs and family dramas to sweeping historical sagas and fun sessions on music and film, Perth Festival Writers Week: Our Imagined Selves explores why your story is part of every story.

Don't miss spending an evening with Booker Prize-winning Nigerian writer Ben Okri (pictured).

18 to 24 February 2019
University of Western Australia


An international co-production on the shared perils of global warming, Kwongkan is visually and sonically startling with passionate, powerful physical performances at its core.

On now until 20 February 2019
Fremantle Arts Centre

Image by Mat McHugh

The Nature of Why

Perth Festival presents heart-warming work The Nature Of Why, where you’ll feel the transformative power of music and dance in a performance of passion and joyous intensity.


21 to 23 February 2019
Heath Ledger Theatre

Rooftop Movies

Rooftop Movies continues into 2019 with its chilled vibe and spectacular city views. Check out what's on in Program 3. 

On now and into February 2019
Roe Street car park rooftop

Image: Dan Grant. Courtesy Rooftop Movies.

Business of Being a Writer

Want to learn about the business of side of being a professional writer? Join Fremantle Press at the Business of Being A Writer seminar.


23 February 2019
UWA Boat Shed, Crawley

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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