Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    Lotterywest’s $7.7 million wave of support for Perth Festival

    23/11/2021 8:30 AM
    • Lotterywest $7.7 million grant for 2022 Perth Festival
    • 2022 Perth Festival celebrates the theme of Wardan (Ocean)
    • Lotterywest Films, part of Perth Festival, now open  

    The McGowan Government, through Lotterywest, has set the stage for the 2022 Perth Festival, with significant funding for free community events and core program costs.


    Lotterywest's $7.7 million grant will assist local arts initiatives and avenues for Western Australian artists and creative organisations to join Perth Festival through its Connect program.


    The program provides opportunities for WA creatives to work alongside local and national artists, giving them access to professional development.


    Perth Festival 2022 celebrates the theme of Wardan (Ocean); this follows on from the success of the 2021 all-Western Australian program themed around Bilya (River).


    Lotterywest Films, which opened last night, will show some of the world's finest films under the stars at the iconic outdoor theatre, UWA Somerville.


    Lotterywest Films will feature Cannes Film Festival award-winners Memoria, Murina and opening night romantic comedy The Worst Person in the World, plus the world premiere of Renée Webster's WA-made How to Please a Woman.


    For more information about the festival, visit http://www.perthfestival.com.au


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "Perth Festival is an exciting time for the local arts and events sectors.


    "The 2022 festival features all-Australian work, which is a chance to support local artists and encourage us to be proud of world-class talent in our own backyard.


    "I hope we can mirror the success of last season's festival, which saw more than 470,000 attendees unite through shared cultural experiences."


    Comments attributed to Perth MLA John Carey:


    "Perth Festival is always a highlight of our city's culture and arts calendar, and a great time for people to get out with their families and friends to support business and see some of our State's best artists.


    "The McGowan Government has always been a strong supporter of the Perth Festival and our local arts scene, and the $7.7 million Lotterywest grant will help make sure the 2022 festival is one of the best yet."


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