ARTalkWA eNews

October 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.

 Creative Regions Grants Programs

Applications close: AWST 4pm, 8 November 2018

The 2018-2019 Regional Venues Improvement Fund supports improvements and upgrades to eligible arts and cultural venues in regional Western Australia operated by Local Government Authorities and not-for-profit organisations.

More information on the Regional Venues Improvement Fund.

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 close: AWST 4pm, 15 November 2018

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

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation funding

Applications now open

The Priority Sector Funding Program aims to assist WA companies to engage with and develop international business capabilities in Asia.

More information on the Priority Sector Funding Program.

 Australia Council for the Arts funding 

Applications close: 
AEST 11:59pm, 7 November 2018

Expressions of Interest are open for the 2019 Young and Emerging Dreaming Award

More information on the Young and Emerging Dreaming Award.

These are the champions - of the arts!

Champions of the arts were honoured at the second annual State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours.

The honours acknowledged the outstanding contributions of individual philanthropists and businesses who partner with arts and cultural organisations across WA.

The event featured a multi-disciplinary performance by students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. 

Check out the recipients of the 2018 State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours.


Images (clockwise from top left): Andrew and Nicola Forrest from the Minderoo Foundation, Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman and Marina Hogan from the Foundation for the WA Museum; Duncan Ord Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; WAAPA performers with David Templeman. 

Act for the future

Arts and cultural organisations, peak bodies and individuals are invited to help transform local government by having a say on a new Local Government Act.

By contributing to local government reform you can help improve the way local governments support arts and culture in their communities. 

Have your say on the local government reform.

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 (MPA) Framework.

Check out the consultation paper and have your say via a submission or at the upcoming Perth consultation forum.


Perth MPA Consultation Forum

10am to 11:30am, Friday 9 November
Theatrette, Art Gallery of WA

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

Opportunities at the Venice Biennale

Applications are open for the Australia Council for the Arts' Venice Biennale 2019 Professional Development Program.

Opportunities are available for WA arts workers to take part in a professional capacity, gaining access to the networks, events and inner workings of this large-scale international visual arts event, while building practical skills and insight.

Henry Boston steps down

Chamber of Arts and Culture WA Executive Director Henry Boston has retired. The department recognises and thanks Henry for his significant contribution to the WA arts and culture sector. 

Pictured: Henry Boston with Alice Jorgensen at the 2018 State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours.

Series of capsule exhibitions to tour regional WA

A series of small, 'capsule' exhibitions will be developed with regional galleries as part of the Regional Exhibitions Touring Boost.

New chairperson of the Art Gallery Board

One of the State's most influential and respected businesswomen, Janet Holmes á Court, has been named as the new chairperson of the Art Gallery of WA.

Crescendo boosts learning

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra's Crescendo program has been reported to boost NAPLAN results. Tianqi Lithium's support of the program was recognised at 2018 State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours

Image: Crescendo education program. Photo by Andy Tyndall.


Field of Light: Avenue of Honour

An art installation honouring peace and reconciliation with 16,000 glowing spheres has been planted in the ground at Albany’s Mt Clarence.

Commissioned by FORM in partnership with the City of Albany, acclaimed UK artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light is about cherishing the lives of the Anzacs who died in theatres of war.

Find out more about Field of Light.


On now until 25 April 2019
Avenue of Honour, Mt Clarence, Albany


Image: Field of Light Avenue of Honour, Bruce Munro, Albany, 2018. Photograph by Mark Pickthall, courtesy of the Bruce Munro Studio.


Part of the Fremantle Festival, this annual free event is a celebration of Noongar culture told through songs, dance and stories.

Read more on Wardarnji.

26 October 2018
Fremantle Arts Centre


Image: Wardarnji at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Photography by Rachael Barrett.

Culture Juice - Beyond Bling!

In the next exhibition in its Culture Juice program, the Art Gallery of WA presents Beyond Bling! celebrating, exploring and making jewellery and adornment.
Read more on Beyond Bling!

On now until 14 January 2019
Art Gallery of WA

Image: Mari Funaki Bracelet 2008. Heat coloured mild steel, 10.7 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2014.

WAMFest 2018

WAMFest is back, celebrating emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers.

Check out the 2018 program to start planning your WAMFest weekend. 

More on WAMFest.

1 - 3 November 2018
Various venues throughout Perth

Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO

A unique combination of spoken-word poetry, angelic vocals and sublime improvisation.

Read more on Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO.


26 October 2018
Perth Concert Hall

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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