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3 March 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 days 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 Government International Relations Grants Program
Are you involved in an arts or cultural project that will promote Western Australia’s people-to-people links with countries such as Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam or the United Arab Emirates? 
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is now inviting applications for the International Relations Grants Program. 
DFAT is interested in projects that stimulate ongoing meaningful collaboration between Australia and other countries. This includes art and culture projects which deepen the understanding between artists of different backgrounds and cultures, including through creative collaboration and the joint creation of artistic work.
For information on how to apply, go to the DFAT website. But be quick, applications close in late March and April. 
Image Credit: HOME - Gwangju, by Craig Walsh and Hiromi Tango, exhibited at the Gwangi Biennale in Korea, November 2012 (Supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation). Photographer credit: Craig Walsh
Encore! to the Symphony in the City Broadcast
In December last year, WASO celebrated their 10th birthday under the stars with Symphony in the City at Langley Park. The performance was broadcast live to regional audiences across Western Australian over the Department of Regional Development’s Westlink Satellite TV.
If you missed the live broadcast, don’t fret - this spectacular event will once again be broadcast to regional audiences in an encore presentation on 7 April at 6.30pm. Westlink is available across Western Australia to all viewers who receive their Free to Air TV via satellite on Channel 602 and also at Community Resource Centres.
For more information visit                                                           
Image Credit: Courtesy of Westlink
Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe
The 13th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition starts today at the iconic Cottesloe Beach, Perth. This FREE exhibition transforms the beach into a sculpture park; with works displayed across the sand, from the sea wall towards North Cottesloe, and also on the surrounding grassed areas.
This year, Sculpture by the Sea exhibits works from 78 artists from 16 countries including Australia. There will also be free Artist Talks between 10am and 3pm every weekend, featuring both local and international exhibiting artists.
Sir Tony Cragg RA and Zadok Ben-David, two of the world's best known artists, have been selected as this year's Tourism Western Australia 'Invited Artists'. This marks the first time either artist has exhibited major works in Western Australia. 
The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition runs until 20 March 2017. 
Right image: Alessandra Rossi, Untitled Coral (aqua), Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017. Photo - Richard Watson.
Bottom image: Zadok Ben-David, Big Boy (2016), Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017. Photo - Richard Watson.
Grant Writing Information Session
In partnership with Artsource, the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) is hosting a FREE full-day Grant Writing workshop for Artsource members at the King Street Arts Centre on Saturday, 29 April 2017.
The workshop consists of a morning Information Session from 10am–12pm and an afternoon Masterclass from 12-4pm.
The Information Session details the DCA’s grants programs, the application process and offers some handy tips and tricks.
The afternoon Masterclass is by application only, for mid-career and senior artists to discuss current and future projects, and how they can be framed within grant requirements.
Please note that this full-day Grant Writing workshop is for Artsource members only. Additionally, the Masterclass is by application only and places are limited. Registrations are open now.
Image Credit: Gera Woltjer visiting Gosia Wlodarczak (Segue artist-in-residence) at the Street Theatre Canberra, 2016. Photographer: Longin Sarnecki.
Images courtesy of Artsource, the artist and the Street Theatre.
Fairbridge Festival
It’s that time of year where the Fairbridge Festival will shortly make its way to the Fairbridge Village in
Pinjarra, Western Australia.
The Fairbridge Festival is WA’s most popular family camping festival that celebrates folk, roots, blues, acoustic, Celtic, acapella and world music.
This year, from 21 – 24 April, Festival goers will be surrounded by mature bushland and picturesque views over the Darling Escarpment. This landscape provides the perfect setting to hear music from over 100 acts echoing from numerous marquees and permanent buildings, to colourful markets, and catering areas.
The Fairbridge Festival is presented by the not-for-profit organisation, FolkWorld Inc., and this year will mark its 25th anniversary.
With only an hour’s drive from central Perth, the choice is yours to head down to the Festival for the day or camp over the four-day weekend.
Visit the website for more information on the Festival or to book your tickets now.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Fairbridge Festival
Coming up at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven 7
Join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) this month, with Beethoven 7, featuring the composer’s “powerhouse crowd-pleaser”, Symphony No.7 and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture. This performance is a part of WASO’s Morning Symphony Series on Thursday, 16 March at 11am at the Perth Concert Hall.
Additionally, Beethoven 7 shows with Bruch’s passionate Scottish Fantasy will also be performed on Friday, 17 March and Saturday, 18 March at 7:30pm as part of WASO’s Classics Series. These performances will feature talented young violinist Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng (pictured) performing on an extremely rare violin made by the master Italian luthier Guiseppe Guarneri del Gesu in 1732.

Kate Miller-Heidke with WASO
In her first collaboration with WASO, Australian theatre and pop star Kate Miller-Heidke heads to Perth to perform popular hits, favourites from recent albums, songs from her Helpmann Award-winning opera The Rabbits, covers and brand new songs.
Kate Miller-Heidke with WASO is a one-off performance on Friday, 31 March at 8pm at the Perth Concert Hall.                             
Image Credit: Courtesy of WASO
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Department of Culture and the Arts
PO Box 8349
Perth Business Centre
WA 6849

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