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Gage crafts Fringe deal

Gage Roads Brewing Company will take to the Fringe World Festival stage in 2017 as the Perth event's new major brewery partner. 

RFDS named Australia’s most trusted charity

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been ranked the most trusted charity of the nation's top 40 largest and most recognisable charities for the sixth consecutive year, according to the recently published 2016 Charitable Reputation Index.

Beyond the 50-tonne spider

The Arcadia music festival and its giant scrap metal spider landed at Elizabeth Quay last weekend and lit up Perth's dance scene, but there is more to the fire-breathing robot than meets the eye. 

Top eateries support Food Rescue

The inaugural Food Rescue Week begins in Perth tomorrow to promote the Food Rescue initiative, with the State Buildings, The Trustee and Lalla Rookh among the venues promoting the cause.

New home, structure for Screenwest

Job creation and increased investment in the local industry are among the hoped-for outcomes of Screenwest's move to new headquarters and planned change in corporate structure.

Perron family lends name to institute

The state's oldest medical research institute will change its name in recognition of the philanthropic contribution by one of the state's most prominent families over many years.

Giving circle grants $230,000 to WA charities

Collective giving circle Impact100 WA has injected $230,000 worth of shared donations into the state's not-for-profit sector this month.

Isolation no barrier to success

A small school in Coolgardie has not let its remote location compromise the ability to provide opportunities for students beyond the classroom.

WA artist banks $30,000

Local artist Tarryn Gill has won the 2016 Bankwest Art Prize for Sculpture, valued at $30,000. 

Gallery diversifies cultural appeal

The Art Gallery of Western Australia plans to broaden its audience reach in 2017 with the renewal of galleries, development of new initiatives and partnerships, as well as the introduction of a contemporary series called Culture Juice.

Providers await NDIS clarity

WA's disability service providers are continuing to innovate despite being left in limbo pending a decision on the implementation of the NDIS.

PIAF appoints new executive director

One of Sydney's leading arts figures is heading west to join the Perth International Arts Festival as executive director. 

Isolation no barrier to success

A small school in Coolgardie has not let its remote location compromise the ability to provide opportunities for students beyond the classroom.

Funding cuts threat to creative arts

A drain of talent from the creative arts pool could result if the government pushes ahead with proposed plans to decrease funding support for training.

Local NFPs announce tie-up

Care providers Care Options, Volunteer Task Force and Community First have announced their intention to amalgamate - the fifth merger of Western Australia-based NFP groups in the past three months.

Contemporary music a nice little earner

New research from Edith Cowan University has found that Western Australia's contemporary music scene is worth nearly $1 billion to the state's economy. 

Walsh to chair gallery board

Former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh plans to apply ideas from his time in London to the arts sector in Western Australia, after being announced as the new chairman of the Art Gallery of WA. 

Hoyts to open cinema in Karrinyup

Hoyts Group has announced plans to open a new cinema complex in Karrinyup and redevelop its Garden City complex, as part of shopping centre redevelopments in those areas.

Reinterpreting the funding culture

SPECIAL REPORT: Arts and cultural organisations are pursuing innovation and collaboration to help manage the tougher financial conditions in WA. 

Innovation to ensure culture counts

SPECIAL REPORT: An app co-developed in WA could revolutionise the way organisations around the world measure the impact and intrinsic value of arts and culture programs. 

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