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July 2018




DLGSC Culture and the Arts Grants

Open now

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.

Opening soon

Aboriginal Arts 15k-plus

Applications open 30 July 2018

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.

Dr Hans Briner - Founder of the West Australian Opera Society

Opera Stories - The Museum of Performing Arts with Ivan King OAM

In March 1946, a small group of enthusiasts, hungry to have opera firmly established in their city, met in the Adult Education Board library at 39 King Street, Perth. Among them were highly educated newcomers who were longing for the rich musical life they had known in pre-war Europe.

As a result of that meeting, West Australian Opera Society was founded by one of those immigrants, Dr Hans Briner.

Read more on Dr Hans Briner.

The West Australian Opera is sharing opera stories from the Museum of Performing Arts in a series with His Majesty's Theatre Archivist Ivan King OAM. Keep up to date by subscribing to the West Australian Opera's newsletter. 

Fremantle Press novelist shortlisted for Dobbie Literary Award

Madelaine Dickie with her novel Troppo

City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award winner Madelaine Dickie is on the shortlist of the 2018 Dobbie Literary Award for her novel Troppo.

The $5,000 award, which is part of the Nita B Kibble Literary Awards, recognises a first published work by an Australian woman writer.

Read more on Madelaine Dickie's novel Troppo and her shortlisting.

Innovations Lab takes community into the future

Users of the Mirrabooka Library now have an outlet for their creative juices thanks to the new Innovations Lab.

Read more on the Mirrabooka Library Innovations Lab.
New strategy for cultural infrastructure

The lives of Western Australians will be enriched by having greater access to art and cultural experiences thanks to a WA Cultural Infrastructure Strategy.

Read more on the WA Cultural Infrastructure Strategy.

NAIDOC week at the Perth Cultural Centre

Aboriginal Artwork by Nerolie Blurton titled 'Kambarang'.

NAIDOC Week 2018 starts this weekend, celebrating the invaluable contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made - and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

There will be heaps of free events and activities at the Perth Cultural Centre this NAIDOC Week. Celebrations kick off with a free concert at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on 7 July 2018. Panels throughout the area tell the stories of 12 inspiring Aboriginal women.

Check out the full NAIDOC Week program at the Perth Cultural Centre.


Image: Nerolie Blurton Kambarang 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

7 - 15 July

Throughout the Perth Cultural Centre

Disrupted Festival of Ideas

Disrupted Festival of Ideas

The Disrupted Festival of Ideas 2018 program is now LIVE, bringing you experts from across the country to explore technology and its impact on humanity. See keynote presentations from Children's Laureate Morris Gleitzman, Anthropologist Genevieve Bell and Dr Munjed Al Muderis. Plus over 30 speakers, panel discussions, interactive activities and plenty of disruptive happenings across the weekend. 

Read more on Disrupted.

28 - 29 July 2018

State Library of WA, Perth Cultural Centre

Chinese Ceramics Revealed, 5th Century BC - 1983:
Highlights from the Yuen Collection

Oval shaped chinese ceramic showing figures in a boat

Image: Unknown (China) 20th Century famille rose oval shape jar 20th Century. Oval shape jar and wood base. On loan from Private Collection.

The seventy-six objects on display comprise a selection from the extensive collection of Chinese ceramics belonging to Albert Yuen, a Perth-based Hong Kong native with a longstanding passion and knowledge for this particular aspect of Chinese art.

The works range from the 5th century BCE to the late 20th century, covering all important moments for Chinese ceramics under the Warring States, Han, Jin, Tang, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as the People’s Republic of China.

Read more on the Chinese Ceramics exhibition.

On now until 17 September 2018

Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre


Hero image of Carmen

West Australian Opera’s much loved production of Carmen returns!

Proud, fiery and defiant, Carmen (Milijana Nikolic) is a femme fatale who lives by her own rules. She draws Don Jose (Paul O’Neill) into her wild world and he falls under her spell, leaving his sweetheart, Michaela, and his honour behind. When Escamillo (James Clayton), the strutting bullfighter arrives, jealousy pushes Don Jose to the brink. Passion burns brightly in this fiery tale.

Read more on West Australian Opera's Carmen.

21 - 28 July

His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth

Current exhibitions at Mundaring Arts Centre

Richard Woldendorp AM, Conscription Protest, Forrest Place, Perth WA, 1964
Stephanie Reisch's 'River Jewels'.

At Mundaring Arts Centre, renowned landscape photographer Richard Woldendorp AM opens his archive for Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective, alongside Stephanie Reisch’s residency project Silent Synchronicity.

Read more on Mundaring Arts Centre's current exhibitions.

On now until 15 July 2018

Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

Images: (top) Richard Woldendorp AM, Conscription Protest, Forrest Place, Perth WA, 1964. Courtesy of the artist; (bottom) Stephanie Reisch, 'River Jewels', 2018, oil, haematite, tiger eye, bone ash and Lumcolour pencil on Arches paper. 

Great Big Book Club Tea Party

Fremantle Press and the City of Melville present the Great Big Book Club Tea Party

Fremantle Press and the City of Melville are pleased to announce a new community partnership to host the Great Big Book Club Tea Party. Nine Western Australian authors will celebrate the launch of seven new books as well as the reopening of the newly refurbished AH Bracks Library.

Register your interest in the Great Big Book Club Tea Party.

2:30pm, 21 October 2018

AH Bracks Library, 431 Canning Highway, Melville

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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