Applications open to the arts for a slice of $4m
The latest round of the State Government’s Creative Regions program has opened for applicants.
More than $4 million is available through several funding streams to improve arts infrastructure, developing regional venue programs, Aboriginal art centres and access to tours for regional audiences.
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said the program made it easier for regional communities to engage with quality arts and cultural experiences.
“The benefits of the arts to the regions cannot be understated — artists, presenters, audiences and venues all contribute to the identity of regional communities,” he said.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the program improved the viability of regional arts venues.
“The State Government’s $24 million Creative Regions program is laying the foundations for a culturally alive regional Western Australia and has been tailored to the cultural and arts flavour of regional communities,” she said.
Ms MacTiernan said arts contributed to the vibrancy and economic development of regional communities.