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In the House expands arts and cultural activity in regional Western Australia

In the House expands arts and cultural activity in regional Western Australia
December 23, 2020

In the House grants program will see ten regional Western Australian venues share in $1,570,290 to expand their arts and cultural programs delivered by regional performing arts venues during a two-year period.

In the House is delivered as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP) to support arts and cultural activity in regional WA with RACIP being administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

In the House 2021-2022 funds local governments and not-for-profit organisations to deliver expanded programs of activity at regional performing arts venues

Highly varied, the expanded programs span from community arts and cultural development, cross-art form, music and theatre.

Funding of $160,000 will give visitors to the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre the opportunity to become involved in events, giving them the chance to create, not just consume.

The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC) will receive $160,000 to deliver the Rave About Arts Expanded Theatre Program.

RRAC will work alongside the Lake Grace and Jerramungup communities to develop skilled leaders, driving and implementing their touring model, while leveraging income and investment.

WA Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman notes "quality culture and arts experiences are fundamental to developing and sustaining vibrant regional communities.

"The In the House program is providing substantial funding to these communities to expand their programs and get more people involved.

"WA's culture and arts scene has had a tough year - particularly in the regions - so this funding gives these venues a must needed boost."

WA Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan adds "The In the House funding means culture and the arts can continue to flourish in the regions, which is great news for these local communities.

"Our Government recognises the importance of creative industries to regional Western Australia, driving local jobs and helping the State's economic recovery."

Other programs receiving In the House funding are:

Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre ($160,000) for its Expanded Annual Performing Arts Program 2021-2022;

Arts Narrogin Incorporated ($157,050) for the Take Your Seats - Connecting Community through Performing Arts Program 2021-2022;

Broome Civic Centre ($160,000) for Community In the House;

Goldfields Arts Centre ($159,914) for In the House Expanded Programming;

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River ($134,795) for the Homegrown@HEART Music Program;

Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc ($160,000) to expand on its Raise the Roof Program;

Albany Entertainment Centre ($158,588) to expand its performing arts program, community engagement activities and workshops; and 

Shire of Merredin ($159,943) for upgrades to Cummins Theatre programming capacity.

Image top: The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC) will receive $160,000 to deliver the Rave About Arts Expanded Theatre Program and image above Goldfields Arts Centre will receive $159,914 for In the House Expanded Programming 

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