37 Western Australian Arts Organisations Secure Funding

37 Western Australian Arts Organisations Secure Funding

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman

Significant Investment Into Western Australian Arts Organisations

Victor P Taffa

  • 37 Western Australian arts organisations to share in more than $31 Million over 3 years through Arts Organisations Investment Program
  • Through this investment, successful organisations will support jobs, tourism, and regional and Aboriginal arts practice
  • New program categories include ‘Producing and presenting’ and ‘Service’ organisations

37 Western Australian arts, cultural and creative sector organisations will share in more than $31 Million in funding over three years as part of the Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP).

“These arts organisations are a vital part of Western Australia’s arts ecology, creating exceptional arts and cultural experiences for both artists and audiences.” Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman said.

“Congratulations to the successful organisations. I can’t wait to see the positive outcomes for arts, cultural and creative sector professionals and audiences, as well as the wider community.”

Competitive funding program, starting in 2020, will support organisations from a range of art forms to create high-quality diverse arts and cultural experiences for the people of Western Australia.

One of the new recipients, Sensorium Theatre, creates immersive theatre experiences tailored for children with disabilities. Sensorium have presented several highly acclaimed productions in Western Australia, at the Sydney Opera House and internationally at the Lincoln Center in New York and The Artground in Singapore.

Other successful organisations include Perth Symphony Orchestra which presents classical music in playful and unexpected ways, and the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA which supports the extensive network of Aboriginal Art Centres across Western Australia.

AOIP contains 2 categories:

  • Producing And Presenting
  • Service

Producing And Presenting

Producing and presenting organisations develop, produce and/or present professional arts, cultural and creative programs.


Service organisations provide professional support for artists, cultural practitioners, creatives or for a particular art form. They may also provide opportunities for specific groups to engage and participate in arts, cultural and creative activities.

Applications to the AOIP went through a competitive process and were assessed by an independent advisory panel of highly skilled and experienced members of Western Australia’s arts and business communities.

Arts Organisations Investment Program Recipients (Listed Alphabetically)

Producing And Presenting Organisations

  2. Artrage
  3. AWESOME Arts
  4. Barking Gecko Theatre Company
  5. Co3 Australia
  6. DADAA
  7. FORM
  8. Fremantle Arts Centre
  9. Fremantle Press
  10. International Art Space
  11. Magabala Books
  12. Marrugeku
  13. Perth Centre for Photography
  14. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
  15. Perth Symphony Orchestra
  16. pvi collective
  17. Sensorium Theatre
  18. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  19. The Blue Room Theatre (part of the Performing Arts Centre Society)
  20. The Last Great Hunt
  21. The Literature Centre Inc.
  22. TURA New Music
  23. WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  24. WA Youth Orchestra
  25. WA Youth Theatre
  26. Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation

Service Organisations

  1. Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA (AACHWA)
  2. Artsource
  3. CircuitWest
  4. Community Arts Network
  5. Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC)
  6. Performing Lines WA
  7. Propel Youth Arts WA
  8. Regional Arts WA (formerly Country Arts WA)
  9. STRUT Dance
  10. WAM (The West Australian Music Industry Association Incorporated)
  11. Writing WA


WA                 Western Australia