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The Department of Culture and the Arts eNews
13 April 2017
Department of Culture and the Arts Grants Programs
Apply any time
Applications to the U-15k categories of the Community Engagement, Creative Development, Aboriginal Arts, and Commercial Development Grants Programs are open year round.
Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.
Visit the website for more information and to apply.
See the DCA Grants Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.
Life in Pictures Short Film Competition
The Life in Pictures short film competition is now open, inviting film makers to submit a two-minute film to show the world that age is just a number.
Entries that use creative storytelling to challenge perceptions of ageing, and start the conversation of how seniors add value to communities are highly sought.
Life in Pictures is open to individuals and organisations in three age categories (under 17, 18-59, & 60 and over), with a total prize pool valued at up to $20,000.  Prizes include Screen Producers Australia membership and registration at Screen Forever 2017, Black Magic cameras and software, AFTRS courses, cash, and more.
The winning films will be showcased in a special screening and prize presentation held during the Revelation Film Festival in July 2017, with additional screening opportunities via local government events and platforms.  The five shortlisted films in each category will be made available in a special category on REVonDEMAND.
Life in Pictures is a collaboration between the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) and Revelation Perth International Film Festival and is supported by Screenwest.
Entries close 5:00pm Wednesday, 31 May. For guidelines and to enter visit the Revelation Perth International Film Festival website.
Image credit: Courtesy of Screenwest
Gascoyne in May
Gascoyne in May is a coordinated circuit of festivals held on consecutive weekends in May and into June across the region. The festivals are themed to celebrate the individual culture of the various locations, reflecting the diversity of the Gascoyne Region.
Gascoyne in May 2017 is coming soon, with this year’s festivals including:
TropiCOOL Festival Carnarvon, Friday 5 May - Sunday 7 May
Barefoot Black Tie Denham, Shark Bay, Friday 12 May
Burringurrah Festival of Fire Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community, Saturday 20 May
Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival Exmouth, Friday 26 May - Sunday 28 May
Gascoyne River Music Festival Gascoyne Junction, Saturday 3 June - Monday 5 June
Festival of the Reef Coral Bay, Friday 9 June - Sunday 11 June
Click on the links above to read more about each festival.
The Gascoyne in May project has been funded by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Image credit: Courtesy of Gascoyne in May
New music lover of Hawaiian kitsch in Perth
Mike Cooper is British, lives in Rome and loves all things kitsch from the South Pacific.
A trailblazer of the folk and blues movements in the 60s in the UK, Cooper has gone through generations of transformations into the experimental musician and filmmaker he is today.
In Perth for a 10-day residency hosted by Tura New Music, the renowned artist is celebrating his 75th birthday with an Australian tour, and will collaborate with a host of Western Australian artists to impart his wisdom and skills.
A week of workshops, masterclasses and solo performances will culminate in the presentation of his genre-defining live soundtrack to the 1928 black and white classic film, White Shadows In The South Seas.
Audiences will be able to hear Cooper create vast sonic landscapes using his trademark Hawaiian Lap Steel guitar and electronics.
Beginning his career as a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his output has expanded to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art, and sound installations.
Residency details:
1. Saturday 22 and 23 April - Group Improvisation workshops at Subiaco Arts Centre
2. Sunday 23 April - Workshop Showing, Subiaco Arts Centre
4. Wednesday 26 April - White Shadows In The South Sea – Film and live performance.
    PS Art Space, Fremantle. Presented by Tura New Music and PSAS as part of the Hemispheres series.
    Tickets from Eventbrite
Image credit: Courtesy of Tura New Music
2017 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards
Nominations are now open for the Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards. This year celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Awards, designed to recognise and reward business excellence within the Western Australian tourism industry.
The Awards form part of the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. This year, the existing site visit-based program will be supplemented by a new online entry process, which will level the playing field.
Gold Medallists in categories 1-25 will become automatic finalists in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards and will represent WA on a national level in 2018.
With Perth recently announced as the host of the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, to be held in early 2018, this presents a fantastic opportunity to represent WA and win a national award on home soil.
The Awards are open to all tourism-related businesses in Western Australia regarding their industry contribution and achievements over the past 12 months.
With 31 categories to choose from, including festivals and events, adventure tourism, tours and transport, food, wine and accommodation, there is a category to suit every tourism business.
Nominations close Friday, 9 June. For more information visit the Tourism Council WA website.
Image credit: Courtesy of Tourism Council WA
Fashion Council WA in Beijing
The Fashion Council WA (FCWA) recently made its way to Beijing for Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week. FCWA showcased Western Australian creativity at China Fashion Week’s DHUB trade exhibition. This opportunity helped to cement a strong partnership with China’s largest Fashion Body, the China Fashion Association (CFA), and provide international exchange opportunities. It also secured great commercial outcomes for each of the designers that Fashion Council WA presented.
All three of the WA designers that participated in 'Australian Style Presented by Fashion Council WA', have secured orders with a Chinese online and store retailer, with more than seven million clients within China. The same company has plans to open 15-20 additional stores within China in 2017.
The Fashion Council WA’s next collaboration with CFA will be in September for the 2017 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. At the Festival, FCWA intends to present a top Chinese designer as the International Runway feature and host a delegation of CFA officials, followed by an even greater commitment at China Fashion Week in October this year. The Fashion Council WA also anticipates a number of young designer and model exchanges throughout the year.
Meeting at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, FCWA was also recognised by AUSTRADE and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for their work and will continue to receive support and guidance on a number of upcoming programs. 
Image credit: Courtesy of FCWA
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Department of Culture and the Arts
PO Box 8349
Perth Business Centre
WA 6849

Department of Culture and the Arts  •  140 William Street  •  Perth, WA 6000

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