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Vision for Perth to be the events heart of Western Australia

Vision for Perth to be the events heart of Western Australia
September 3, 2021

More than $800,000 has been committed by the City of Perth to support a diverse range of inclusive arts and cultural events for 2021 and 2022 with City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas advising “we have a vision for Perth to be the events heart of WA - a city that is inclusive and activated, successful, flourishing and thriving.

“We want there to be something suitable for everyone, of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

“Investment in the arts is important in ensuring the cultural enrichment and economic diversity of our city.”

The comprehensive Arts Sponsorship program supports projects seeking sponsorship of $20,000 or more that encourage people to visit the city and spend money, as well as contribute to Perth’s reputation as a premier capital city and arts industry leader.

15 arts sponsorship applications were awarded to local arts and cultural organisations totalling $810,000, including:

  • PICA - Community Engagement and Artist Development Program ($60,000)
  • The Blue Room Theatre - 2022 Program ($65,000)
  • West Australian Ballet Company - Children’s Ballet, including AWESOME festival component ($40,000)
  • Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company - Ngalaka Daa Ensemble ($18,000)
  • The Lester Prize Public Program - Stories Revealed ($80,000)
  • Barking Gecko Theatre Company - Creative Development in the City of Perth ($40,000)
  • West Australian Music Industry Association - WA Music Month ($60,000)
  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival - XR:WA ($32,000)
  • Perth International Cabaret Festival - Cabaret Festival 2022 ($30,000)
  • STRUT Dance - Pathways to the World in Perth ($25,000)
  • Co3 - Inresidence Forging ($25,000)
  • Alice Street Merchandising - Strange Festival ($40,000)
  • West Australian Opera - Opera in the City ($75,000)
  • AWESOME Arts Australia - 2022 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things ($100,000)
  • Western Australian Symphony Orchestra - Family Christmas Spectacular and Symphony in the City ($120,000)
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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

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