- 34 new arts and culture programs to receive grants
- 12 regional and 22 Perth-based projects
- Circus performers, mural painters, filmmakers and actors among recipients from Kimberley to Australind
A diverse array of artists, performers and creators have received grants worth up to $60,000 as part of the McGowan Government's Arts 15k-plus initiative.
From an $18,450 grant for the Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation to create stories through textile design, to $59,998 for a performance work by Jay Emmanuel in Perth, the Arts 15k-plus program acknowledges the value of arts and culture in creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected community.
The program, which is currently open for applications, is available for programs or activities throughout Western Australia.
Artists and organisations are urged to apply before February 17, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Arts 15k-plus page.
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"Arts funding supports the development and growth of a vibrant arts and culture sector, that produces engaging high-quality experiences for everyone across the State to enjoy.
"I am thrilled to see a wide variety of locations and projects being produced from this funding.
"It's great to know that there's something for everyone from circus and physical theatre to literature and writing, along with my passions of theatre and music.
"The McGowan Government acknowledges the value of arts and culture in creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected community. Arts activities provide much needed social connection and support economic wellbeing - for artists and local communities.
"If you have an arts project you'd like to bring to life, I encourage you to visit the DLGSC website and apply for funding."
Minister's office - 6552 5400
Full alphabetical order list of Arts 15k-plus grant recipient, project name and location
|Audioplay Australia, Audioplay: Remote delivery research & development (Perth)||$58,293|
|Big hART, Songs for Freedom (Perth & Pilbara)||$30,540|
|Caitlin Maling, West Coast, Poems and Essays (Gascoyne, Mid-West, Wheatbelt)||$39,347|
|Camera Story, Piriwa Placemaking Mural (Kimberley)||$59,124|
|Campbell Whyte, Luna Express, a graphic novel (Perth)||$35,080|
|Centre for Stories, Building for the future through a stronger web presence (Perth)||$33,578|
|City of Albany, gARmenT, a wearable art project (Great Southern)||$57,300|
|City of Belmont, The Imaginarium 2022 (Perth)||$25,000|
|Claire Coleman, Feminist Anthems (Perth)||$51,424|
|Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation, Djarindjin fuel tank mural project (Kimberley)||$30,402|
|Dorothy Erickson, Hesperian - a new collection of jewellery (Perth)||$40,000|
|Ella Hetherington, Golden Hour (Perth) ||$43,562|
|Fliptease, West is West (Perth)||$47,110|
|Gascoyne in May, CREALITY - Gascoyne Travelling Arts Festival (Gascoyne)||$59,970|
|Isha Mott, ASCENT, stage two creative development (Perth)||$41,720|
|Laurence Steed, Better Than Me - new full-length non-fiction manuscript (Perth)||$34,000|
|Melanie McKee, Seven Forms (South-West)||$32,980|
|Monique Le Lievre, Production and launch of a debut album (Kimberley)||$24,755|
|Natalie Allen, In Crimson (Perth)||$58,787|
|Performing Lines Limited - WA, Equations of a Falling Body by Laura Boynes second creative development (Perth)||$59,773|
|Performing Lines Limited - WA, Sunset: first stage creative development of a new work by Jay Emmanuel - administered for Encounter Theatre (Perth)||$59,998|
|Performing Lines Limited - WA, Creative development of Can't Won't Don't by Jo Pollitt & Maitland Schnaars (Perth)||$55,443|
|Rebecca Giggs, Pet: The Future of the Animals we Keep, a literary nonfiction book project (Perth)||$30,000|
|Red Bird Creative, Young Phoenix: Digital short graphic novella development (Perth)||$57,500|
|Scott Elstermann, Petrushka - Game, Set, Match (Perth)||$59,906|
|Sophie Curtis, WA Young Artists Chamber Music Program 2022 Season (Perth)||$23,972|
|The Trustee for Herbert Jones Trust, Between The Lines Festival (South-West & Peel)||$22,032|
|The Trustee for Mazza-Parton Family Trust, The Current: A literary novel set on Leschenault Peninsula near Australind (South-West)||$48,974|
|Theatre 180, Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall (Perth)||$60,000|
|Toni Wilkinson, Tough Pleasures, a photographic publication (Perth)||$34,000|
|UWA Westerly Magazine, Publication with Westerly Magazine in 2022 (Perth)||$31,262|
|WA Circus School, Annual Youth Troupe Program (Perth)||$59,930|
|Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project Inc, The Wirlomin Noongar language cultural enhancement project (Great Southern)||$60,000|
|Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation - Stories re-envisioned through textile design (Kimberley)||$18,450|