ARTalkWA eNews

May 2019

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

Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities

DLGSC culture and the arts grant programs

Applying for funding in 2019?

Find out everything you need to know about our 2019 grant programs.

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

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 28 May 2019.

More information on the Arts 15k-plus Grant Program.

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

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. Grants are offered in two categories:

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

15k-plus category (applications $15,000 to $60,000)
Applications open 28 May 2019.

More information on the Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.

Other grant programs

The City of Perth's Community Enhancement Grants support a range of activities (including arts projects) that assist in building strong, connected and inclusive communities. 

Applications open now. Closes 4 June 2019.

The City of Perth's Arts Grants are accessible to a wide range of applicants and support a broad variety of art forms and creative cultural practice.

Applications open now. Closes 18 June 2019.

More information on City of Perth's grant programs.


Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program 2019-2023

The new Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program will deliver almost $20 million in funding to regional Western Australia over the next four years.

The program will increase the capacity for the regions to engage with arts and culture, improving the social cohesion, liveability and vibrancy of local communities.

The RACIP will be delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, with funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. 

Read the Ministerial media release on the RACIP.


Immerse yourself in XR:WA, a new virtual reality festival taking place as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July.

XR:WA was announced by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman at The Backlot Studios yesterday. 

More on XR:WA.

Pulse Perspectives

WA's talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.

More information on Pulse Perspectives.


On now until 22 July 2019
Art Gallery of WA


Image credit: Richard Nguyen All mixed up 2018. Digital video, duration 1:57 min. Canning Vale College.

Revealed: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 120 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art.

More information on Revealed.

On now until 1 June 2019
Fremantle Arts Centre

Image: Revealed: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists Exhibition Opening. Photography by Steph Pease.

Disrupted Festival of Ideas

The annual festival that challenges the status quo. In 2019, Disrupted will explore the theme of truth and how it is subverted and manipulated to influence.

Join in discussion, debate, intimate conversations and immersive events with wild and creative thinkers from around Australia.

More information on Disrupted.


27 to 28 July 2019
State Library of WA

The Line

Co3 Australia presents The Line, a world premiering creation by Raewyn Hill in collaboration with Mark Howett.

This powerful dance-theatre work draws on the boundary line that demarcated a prohibited area in central Perth for Aboriginal people between 1927 and 1954. 

More information on The Line.

15 to 19 May 2019
State Theatre Centre of WA


Join the Western Australian Youth Orchestra at its 2019 Concert Season launch featuring a collection of mystical masterpieces that will leave you spellbound.

More on Spellbound.


25 May 2019
Perth Concert Hall

From Another View

This exhibition by the State Library, in partnership with the Minderoo Foundation considers the legacy of John Forrest’s 1874 trek in shaping Western and South Australian exploration history.

More information on From Another View.


On now until 19 July 2019
State Library of WA

Walkman Antiquarian

Intercurrent present contemporary chamber music for piano, percussion, bass clarinet and electronics. Hear renowned works by Thomas Meadowcroft and John Cage, and a new work by Perth composer Olivia Davies.

More on Walkman Antiquarian.

27 May 2019
Callaway Auditorium, UWA

The Augmented Piano

Renowned Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan presents The Augmented Piano, an immersive, multi-layered event combining music, film, and electronics. 

More information on The Augmented Piano.


15 May 2019
Subiaco Arts Centre

Image: Eve Egoyan by David Rokeby

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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