Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Former Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    $700,000 to improve social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional communities

    17/02/2022 7:00 AM
    • Funding supports nine regional and remote communities across the State
    • Community Participation and Inclusion Program supports arts and cultural activity participation for people from diverse backgrounds 

    Nine regional arts and cultural organisations have been funded by the Community Participation and Inclusion Program, which is part of the McGowan Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).


    These include three initiatives in the Mid-West, two in the Pilbara and Kimberley, one in the Great Southern and one project that spans the Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern and South West regions. Funded projects include:


    Breaksea Incorporated - $80,000 for Seachange Program Phase One in Albany. A first-phase creative development, workshop series, performance and exhibition program, Breaksea is partnering with community participants and five local organisations in the Great Southern, inspired by the concept of change.


    Broome CIRCLE Inc - $80,000 for the Artists Away from Home Program in the Kimberley. Working with Australian First Nations artists who have active agreements with Remote Community Art Centres, Broome CIRCLE Inc is supporting them to continue their artistic development away from home, in encouraging creative excellence, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes.


    The Community Participation and Inclusion Program offers up to $80,000 to projects that facilitate arts and cultural activity participation for people from diverse backgrounds. Projects encourage creative expression and provide opportunities for marginalised communities to strengthen and present their art and culture.


    Launched by the McGowan Government in 2019, the RACIP acknowledges the importance of culture and arts programs in regional and remote Western Australia. It continues to focus on delivering social inclusion, accessibility and employment opportunities in regional WA - receiving an additional $5 million in the 2021 State Budget to extend the program.


    The RACIP is delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), with funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Since 2019 the RACIP has injected almost $13 million into arts and culture in regional and remote WA.


    For more information about programs that fund regional WA communities visit the DLGSC website.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The RACIP provides regional artists and arts organisations the chance to deliver inclusive programs in their local communities.


    "Programs like these create arts and culture jobs and career pathways for regional artists from diverse backgrounds."


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "It's important to encourage creative expression and arts participation, which shows the rich diversity of communities across regional WA.


    "It also provides the opportunity for regional audiences to engage with new and unique arts and cultural initiatives."


    Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 5400

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200


    Full list of RACIP Community Participation and Inclusion Program recipients

    Annette Carmichael, Distributed 15 Program (Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern and South West)$79,893
    Big hART Inc, Positive Futures at the leramugadu Digital Lab (Pilbara)$79,200
    Breaksea Incorporated, Seachange Program Phase One 2022 (Great Southern)$80,000
    Broome CIRCLE Inc, Artists Away from Home Program (Kimberley)$80,000
    DADAA Limited, Call and Repeat (Mid-West)$79,316
    Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corporation Kimberley Aboriginal Women: maintaining culture, law and language within remote communities (Kimberley)$80,000
    Regional Sounds Incorporated Engaged Communities - Songwriting Workshop Program 2022 (Mid-West)$78,500
    The Junction Co, Pilbara Creative Disability Inclusion Program (Pilbara)$79,618
    Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation Moorla-na Bulla Woola Boolangul - Massacre at Pelican Springs (Mid-West)$80,000