Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Regional touring fund driven by the community

    12/11/2015 9:00 AM
    • $3.1 million to increase the number and variety of performing arts in regional WA
    • Tours to be supported by two or more towns and remote communities
    • Applications open today

    Regional and remote communities will have a say in what performing arts shows they want to see through the new Regional and Remote Touring Fund, part of the $24 million Creative Regions program.


    Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the $3.1 million fund was designed to provide regional communities with greater influence in selecting shows for their town or community.


    "This fund will increase the number and variety of performing arts shows touring regional communities," Mr Day said.


    "Applicants will need to demonstrate that their tour is supported by two or more towns or remote communities in the State.  This will allow local communities to determine the types of shows they would like to see in their region."  


    Applications open today and will be accepted from regional local government authorities, regional development commissions and Western Australian performing arts organisations, including major performing arts companies and festivals.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Royalties for Regions was investing in strategic initiatives such as the Creative Regions program to contribute to the vibrancy of regional WA.


    "This investment greatly supports decision making at a local level so that activities align with what our regional communities want, while complementing existing opportunities for economic growth and social engagement," Mr Redman said. 


    "Providing residents with the access to arts and culture increases the amenity of towns and enriches the quality of life for people in our regions."


    Fact File

    • The Regional and Remote Touring Fund opens today
    • The Creative Regions program is administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts with support from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program
    • For more information, visit http://www.dca.wa.gov.au or Bigger Picture - Regions

    Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 6200

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700