Arts & Culture

Awards connects artists with business

The Perth office of global law firm Clyde & Co has continued its commitment to local artists with the announcement of a winner in its annual art project.

Family foundations back niche publisher

SPECIAL REPORT: A specialist indigenous publisher in Broome has achieved its most successful fundraising campaign, after Creative Partnerships Australia helped it secure the backing of two philanthropic family foundations in Perth.

Varied pathways to shared giving goal

SPECIAL REPORT: Activ Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are Western Australia's two largest not-for-profit charities, yet they have very different approaches to philanthropy and fundraising.

Art gallery taps into corporates, startups

The Art Gallery of Western Australia has drawn on old supporters led by Wesfarmers and new partners like a robotics startup to help revitalise its activities.

Winners and losers in arts grants

Eleven Western Australian arts groups have secured four-year funding deals under a long-awaited announcement from the Australia Council for the Arts, leaving four WA arts groups that have been getting government funding with an uncertain future.

Bridging the gender gap

Some of the state's biggest employers have made significant progress lately in terms of workplace gender equality.

Water sports sector review

The Department of Sport and Recreation and the organising bodies for several leading water sports have formed an Aquatics Strategic Steering Group to oversee a review into the state of the sector a

Aust Council grants announced

Sensorium Theatre and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre are among the major Western Australian recipients in the latest round of project grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, which were worth $11.2 million in total.

$16m to boost regional film production

The state government has provided $16 million to ScreenWest to boost film productions in Western Australia.

State’s top scientists on a roll

Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Western Australian Science Hall of Fame, which recognises the outstanding work of the state's scientists.

Gareffa goes big, goes home

Charities in WA will need more fundraising champions like Vince Gareffa as traditional events prove harder to sell.

No boundaries for new health charities

As the politics washes through changes to the healthcare sector, charitable providers have restructured to remain relevant.

Going big for fitness challenge

UWA researchers are organising a mass activity challenge in Perth to encourage greater fitness and wellbeing, and provide researchers with insights into what motivates people.

On My Feet aims for sock run out

AN idea that came to Perth businessman Keegan Crage during a run one day is morphing into a social enterprise that's helping homeless people resurrect their sense of self-worth.

Repairs to Jacob's Ladder needed

The City of Perth says age-related issues have led to the deterioration of Jacob's Ladder, with the popular landmark to remain closed until at least late May while work is done to maintain its structural integrity.

Art Money buyers comfortable with price

A national plan that lets people take home works of art with only a 10 per cent deposit and a nine-month interest free loan is attracting new buyers in Perth.

PIAF seeks diversity in art, audiences

The artistic director of the 64th Perth International Arts Festival, Wendy Martin, has found several ways to keep Australia's longest running cultural festival fresh, with ticket sales already exceeding the 80 per cent box office target several weeks before the end of the event.

Connecting NFPs, UWA students

Students across all disciplines at the University of Western Australia this year will be offered courses and internships on issues such as homelessness, mental health and chronic disadvantage.

FBT changes to hurt NFPs

The head of Community Employers WA, a representative body of 130 not-for-profit employer organisations in the community service sector, has expressed concerns for NFPs over restrictions to Fringe B

Growth shapes new Anglicare WA board

Anglicare WA chair John Barrington has heralded the arrival of two-high profile board members as key elements in the organisation's efforts to pursue growth in a competitive environment.