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17 February 2017
Department of Culture and the Arts grants
Now open
Applications are open for the Community Engagement Grants Program, 15k-plus category. Applications are due by 23 March 2017, for a project/activity start date of 1 July 2017.
Apply any time
The following grants can be applied for at any time, provided applications are submitted at least 25 business day before the intended start of a project or activity:
~ Community Engagement Grants Program, U-15k; 
~ Creative Development Grants Program, U-15k;
~ Aboriginal Arts Grants Program, U-15k; and
~ Commercial Development Grants Program, U-15k.
Visit the website for more information and to apply.
See the DCA Grants Key Dates Calendar for other important dates. 
Australian Cultural Fund Information Session
The Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) is a dedicated fundraising platform for Australian artists and arts organisations, assisting them in sharing their stories, passion, and creativity around Australia and the world.
If you’re interested in finding out what’s involved in running a fundraising campaign but you’re not sure where to start, the ACF are holding an information session from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday 1 March, at the King Street Arts Centre.
Esther Gyorki, ACF’s fundraising specialist, will detail the key dos and don’ts and the best ways to engage with donors and maintain relationships with them. By the end of the session, you will know what tools you need to start, what makes a successful campaign and how to implement it.
Don’t miss out - attendance at the session is FREE, but registrations are essential.
Image credit: Courtesy of Creative Partnerships Australia
WANTED - Election Ephemera
With the State Election on 11 March 2017, the State Library of Western Australia is seeking election ephemera for permanent retention. Election ephemera can give insight into WA's political, cultural, social, and economic history. It can also provide biographical information about the candidate, parties, and people involved in campaigns.
The State Library would like to collect your election campaign material, including how-to-vote cards, newsletters, posters, flyers, and stickers. 
Material can be posted to:
Ms Sue Byrne
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Northbridge 6000
Materials can also be depositted in the tub at the Welcome Desk at the State Library. Electronic material can be forwarded to
Dave Warner releases WHEN
Musician, novelist, writer, performer, and 2015 State Living Treasure Dave Warner has released his latest album, WHEN.
Born in Perth, Dave was one of the key voices of the Australian punk movement in the 1970s, and he continues to comment on suburban life in the lucky country today.
Dave formed his first professional band in 1973, Pus, with original bassist Michael Feeney. Pus has been lauded as one of the first real underground punk bands in Australia. By the end of 1974, the band had a cult following.
In 1977, Dave formed his second band, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs, with songs like Suburban Boy and Convict Streak. Their first album, Mug’s Game, was certified gold in 1978.
The official album launch for ‘WHEN’ is on Friday, 17 March at The Charles Hotel in North Perth. The next night, Warner will also play at the Fly by Night Club in Fremantle on 18 March. Visit the website for more information. 
Image credit: Frances Andrijich
Leadership and Governance Program - Office of Multicultural Interests
The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) is seeking Expressions of Interest for participation in the Leadership and Governance Program for members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 
The purpose of the program is to encourage greater representation on public, private or not-for-profit sector boards and committess. 

The program consists of three components:
~ a governance training program based on the OMI publication 'Diversifying boards: Your cultural advantage';
~ a three-hour mentoring session; and
~ a 12-month mentoring program to support graduates of the training program.
Registration close 28 February 2017. For full details, visit the OMI website.
Schools Inclusion Program - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s School Inclusion Program is designed to assist schools and students who don’t have the opportunity to engage with the performing arts due to distance, cost, or some other disadvantage.
The Program offers subsidised ticketing and bussing in order to attend a performance in Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s 2017 Schools Program.
If you are a teacher or a principal and wish to apply for your school to take part, applications are now being accepted until Friday 3 March.
Image credit: Jessica Wyld
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Department of Culture and the Arts
Postal Address:
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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