Pilot Arts Program Applications Open 11 February 2020

Pilot Arts Program Applications Open 11 February 2020

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman

Arts Program To Build Capacity Of Outer Metro Communities

Victor P Taffa

  • Funding program to boost arts and culture in outer metropolitan Perth
  • Local governments to partner with arts or community organisations
  • Applications open February 11 for activities commencing on or after July 1, 2020

Perth’s outer metropolitan communities will have more opportunities to participate in high-quality arts and cultural experiences thanks to a new pilot program opening next month.

“Program responds to the exponential growth of outer metropolitan communities.” Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman said.

“In fact, our outer metropolitan communities make up 75 % of Perth’s overall population growth.”

Outer Metro Arts Grant Program provides up to $50,000 for targeted local governments to partner with State funded arts entities and/or community organisations in presenting a broad range of activities.

Program complements local creative strengths and existing programs to increase participation and relevance to the local community.

Projects will support professional development opportunities for local artists, build capacity within the local government and contribute to the liveability of outer metropolitan Perth.

Local governments invited to apply to the pilot are the cities of Wanneroo; Swan; Kalamunda; Armadale; Kwinana; Rockingham, and the shires of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Mundaring.

Outer Metro Arts Grant Program is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.