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Western Australian arts organisations secure significant funding
37 Western Australian arts, cultural and creative sector organisations will share in more than $31 million in funding over three years as part of the Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP).
The competitive funding program, starting in 2020, will support organisations from a range of art forms to create high-quality diverse arts and cultural experiences for the people of Western Australia.
One of the new recipients, Sensorium Theatre, creates immersive theatre experiences tailored for children with disabilities. Sensorium have presented several highly acclaimed productions in Western Australia, at the Sydney Opera House and internationally at the Lincoln Center in New York and The Artground in Singapore.
Other successful organisations include Perth Symphony Orchestra which presents classical music in playful and unexpected ways, and the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA which supports the extensive network of Aboriginal Art Centres across Western Australia.
The AOIP contains two categories: 'Producing and presenting' or 'Service'. Producing and presenting organisations develop, produce and/or present professional arts, cultural and creative programs. Service organisations provide professional support for artists, cultural practitioners, creatives or for a particular art form. They may also provide opportunities for specific groups to engage and participate in arts, cultural and creative activities.
Applications to the AOIP went through a competitive process and were assessed by an independent advisory panel of highly skilled and experienced members of Western Australia's arts and business communities.
Western Australian Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman advised "these arts organisations are a vital part of Western Australia's arts ecology, creating exceptional arts and cultural experiences for both artists and audiences.
"The AOIP recipients represent the diversity and unique identity of our State. They create employment and tourism opportunities, and support arts and cultural activity in the regions.
"Congratulations to the successful organisations. I can't wait to see the positive outcomes for arts, cultural and creative sector professionals and audiences, as well as the wider community."
Arts Organisations Investment Program recipients (in alphabetical order)
Producing and presenting organisations
1. ART ON THE MOVE
3. AWESOME Arts
4. Barking Gecko Theatre Company
5. Co3 Australia
8. Fremantle Arts Centre
9. Fremantle Press
10. International Art Space
11. Magabala Books
13. Perth Centre for Photography
14. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
15. Perth Symphony Orchestra
16. pvi collective
17. Sensorium Theatre
18. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
19. The Blue Room Theatre (part of the Performing Arts Centre Society)
20. The Last Great Hunt
21. The Literature Centre Inc.
22. TURA New Music
23. WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
24. WA Youth Orchestra
25. WA Youth Theatre
26. Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation
27. Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA (AACHWA)
30. Community Arts Network
31. Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC)
32. Performing Lines WA
33. Propel Youth Arts WA
34. Regional Arts WA (formerly Country Arts WA)
35. STRUT Dance
36. WAM (The West Australian Music Industry Association Incorporated)
37. Writing WA
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