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)
11th August 2021 - Perth International Jazz Festival celebrates expansion into regional Western Australia
15th April 2021 - Historic balconies at Perth’s His Majesty’s Theatre to be restored
22nd March 2021 - Inaugural WA Music Week delivers diverse program across Perth venues
15th February 2021 - Perth Festival opens today celebrating a rich diversity of community
13th January 2021 - Perth venues and precinct to turn pink with launch of Fringe World 2021
24th December 2020 - Western Australian firm to develop Perth Cultural Centre masterplan
31st August 2021 - Opera Australia to receive more emergency monies from Federal Arts Sustainability Fund
12th August 2021 - Support Act receives $20 million funding during extended arts shutdowns
3rd August 2021 - 2021 Australian Performing Arts Exchange to be held online
1st August 2021 - Regional Queensland arts and culture experiences to benefit from funding
26th July 2021 - New research shows that Australian arts and culture will need a ‘total reboot’ after COVID
14th July 2021 - NSW Government to offer Coronavirus support to the arts and employees
5th July 2021 - 25 new projects receive arts funding from Queensland Government
28th June 2021 - Cairns Performing Arts Centre wins State award for Public Architecture
6th June 2021 - Western Australia Museum Chief Executive secures prestigious arts and culture award
20th May 2021 - Federal Government allocates new emergency funding to leading arts organisations
28th February 2021 - Queensland arts projects to receive over $800,000 in funding
4th February 2021 - Adelaide Fringe Festival leads the way for arts events during new COVID normal
14th January 2021 - Playing WA supports performing arts tours across Western Australia
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