ARTalkWA eNews

November 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 Grants Programs

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.

Due to holiday closures and system upgrades in late December and early January, modified deadlines will apply for applications to U-15k grant categories.

Find out more on the upcoming closures and check out the grants closures fact sheet to see what you can and can’t do during this period.

 Creative Regions Grants Programs

Applications close: AWST 4pm, 13 December 2018

Future Focus for WA Aboriginal Arts Centres supports organisations to develop self-identified, tailored solutions to improve organisational viability.

The purpose of Future Focus is to strengthen and advance the development of WA’s Aboriginal arts centre sector.

More information on Future Focus for WA Aboriginal Arts Centres.

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 Western Australia. 

More information on the Regional and Remote Touring Fund.

Read more on DLGSC arts grants and funding

National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority

A consultation process is underway across Australia to inform the development of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA).

Check out the survey and discussion paper, then have your say by 5pm AEDT, Friday 7 December 2018.

More information on the NIACA consultation.

First Nations peoples can also attend one of the upcoming forums:

Broome Consultation Forum

9:30am to 12pm, Monday 26 November
Mercure Hotel
Kalgoorlie Consultation Forum

3pm to 5pm, Tuesday 27 November
Wongatha Birni Aboriginal Corporation


Albany Consultation Forum

11:30am to 1:30pm, Wed. 28 November
Museum of the Great Southern
Perth Consultation Forum

9am to 12pm, Thurs. 29 November
Kuditj, 201 Beaufort St

National Arts and Disability Strategy

The National Arts and Disability Strategy is being renewed for 2019. Have your say on how the strategy can be strengthened to improve access and participation in the culture and arts sector for people with disability.

People with disability, carers and organisations can contribute their ideas via an online survey or a written, verbal or recorded submission by 5pm AEDT, Monday 3 December 2018. 

Access the National Arts and Disability Strategy and have your say.

You can also take part by attending one of the upcoming face-to-face consultations:

Fremantle face-to-face consultation

10am to 1pm, Tuesday 20 November
DADAA, Fremantle Hub Old Boys' School
Geraldton face-to-face consultation

10am to 1pm, Wednesday 21 November
Gary Clark Room, Mid West Sports House

RSVP to Rea Singh via or 1800 555 029

Major Performing Arts Framework - have your say

The Australia Council for the Arts wants your input on how to strengthen the Major Performing Arts Framework.

Check out the consultation paper and have your say. Submissions close 5pm AEST, Monday 26 November 2018. 

Image: Sara Hannagan. Courtesy of West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

ANZAC Bell has first official ring

As part of the Remembrance Day Commemorative Service over the weekend, the newly installed ANZAC Bell had its first official ring at the Bell Tower Perth.

Hear the ANZAC Bell.

WAMAwards winners

The recipients of the 2018 WAMAwards have been announced, celebrating local West Australian music.

Check out all the WAMAwards winners, including Caitlin Nienaber (pictured).

Image by Cam Cambell.

Designer Call Out

Student and emerging designers are invited to present runway collections for the 2019 Urban Couture program. 

Urban Couture aims to supports the WA fashion industry and bring fashion designers, photographers, textile artists and creative business entrepreneurs into the northern corridor of Perth.

More information on Urban Couture.

Image: Shot by Thom Urban Couture 2018.


PUBLIC Silo Trail

With the completion of the last Silo in the country town of Pingrup, now is the time to check out the PUBLIC Silo Trail.

The trail can be likened to a large outdoor art gallery that celebrates regional WA. The initiative has transformed iconic agricultural infrastructure and utility assets across the State into sites of world class mural art.

Find out more about the PUBLIC Silo Trail.


Northam, Merredin, Katanning, Pingrup, Newdegate, Ravensthorpe, Albany


Images (clockwise from top): Hense, PUBLIC Silo Trail, Northam (2015); Evoca1 for the PUBLIC Silo Trail, Pingrup, (2018); Brenton See, PUBLIC Silo Trail, Newdegate (2018). Photographs by Bewley Shaylor. Courtesy of FORM.

Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

Celebrating its twelfth anniversary and its third year at the Art Gallery of WA, finalists have been chosen from over 500 artists to enter their works in this beloved annual portraiture prize. 
Read more on the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.

On now until 26 November 2018
Art Gallery of WA

Image: Winner of the 2017 BSPP Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize Marie Mansfield Mertim 2017. Oil on board, 41.5 x 31.5 cm. Photographed by the artist.



Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Te Rehia Theatre Company present SolOTHELLO, their adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play Othello.

More on SolOTHELLO.


20 - 24 November 2018
Subiaco Arts Centre

Jazz Under the Stars

Join the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra as they perform jazz classics by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington plus hits from the 1960 album, The Nutcracker Suite.

Read more on Jazz Under the Stars.


22 - 23 November 2018
Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach


Bazaar is three days of retail heaven featuring 50 of WA's most talented designers and makers. This is the perfect chance to pick up unique, quality Christmas gifts.

Read more on Bazaar.

30 November - 2 December 2018
Fremantle Arts Centre

Stay With Us

The Last Great Hunt's latest world premiere is an epic theatre experience of intimate proportions.

Read more on Stay With Us.


27 November - 8 December 2018
Riverview Hotel

Image by Cameron Etchells.

Steve Goes to Carnival

From concept to picture book, join Steve on his adventure through Rio’s Carnival and explore how this story came into existence.

More on Steve Goes to Carnival.


On now until 20 January 2019
State Library of WA

More and More and More

This environmentally friendly fable about over-consumption calls for a realignment of our priorities. Explore illustrations from Ian Mutch’s new picture book.

Read more on More and More and More.


On now until 21 January 2019
State Library of WA

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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