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Support blooms for Cystic Fibrosis

Hundreds of volunteers and businesses across the state have joined forces to sell more than 13,000 long-stemmed roses in support of children and young adults living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Strong appetite for Brightwater giving appeal

Brightwater Care Group held its annual fundraiser at Crown Towers last Friday, with about 1,000 guests raising $230,000 for the organisation's work in the community.

Forrests gift $400m

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola Forrest, have made history today with a $400 million pledge the prime minister has called a 'game changer'.

Passing the social licence test

SPECIAL REPORT: A commitment to supporting local communities is a win-win for some of the state's best-known business names.

New campaigns broaden arts bodies’ donor base

SPECIAL REPORT: A decision to invest in giving campaigns has helped several of the state's arts organisations increase their philanthropic income.

Broadening the appeal of giving

SPECIAL REPORT: Charities are diversifying their approach to building revenue streams as a soft economy challenges their business-as-usual fundraising models. 

Screenwest to combine with FTI

Screen funding and development agency ScreenWest has announced plans to amalgamate the Film & Television Institute WA.

Artist in residence with Carly Lynch

A wind chime made from old cutlery, marbles and fishing line was the first of many creations for Carly Lynch, a local artist featuring in the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts' 2017 Hatched: National Graduate Show.

FTI offers up a window into city’s past

A set of stained glass panels that depicts historical scenes of Perth city has provided a fundraising window of opportunity for its current owner, the Film and Television Institute of WA. 

Sneaker lovers get their kicks at art gallery

More traditional art forms have taken a back seat as the latest exhibit at the Art Gallery of Western Australia explores the contemporary design and history of pop culture icon - the sneaker.

Creatives trade on China links

North Fremantle-based fashion label Empire Rose is one of three local brands to have secured deals in China in recent weeks, following the Fashion Council WA's partnership with its Chinese counterpart.

Artist in residence with Cameron McLaren

Cameron McLaren has always known he was funny, but it took him 24 years and stints in mining, security and delivering pizzas to realise he could make a living out of it. 

Funds shortage keeps puppeteers on a string

The need for more funding and resources in WA's creative sector, and changes to student loans, could be compromising the state's ability to deliver the training needed to nurture emerging talent. 

Gentle art of conversation not lost on mental health advocates

Perth business leaders, teachers and psychologists are part of a campaign using art to start conversations about youth mental health.

NFP seeks local support for care kits campaign

Not-for-profit organisation People Who Care is calling on the community and local businesses to pledge funds or donate items for kits to help those fleeing domestic violence. 

Perth initiative gives to Greeks

The Hellenic Initiative Australia has launched a campaign inviting people travelling to Greece to volunteer while they holiday.

Artist in residence with Ofa Fotu

Singer-songwriter Ofa Fotu grew up in Fremantle surrounded by melodies, but hadn't planned for music to become her career. 

WASO tunes up for Karijini opera

A string quartet from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra will exchange its Perth Concert Hall home for a natural stage in the Kalamina Gorge next week for the 2017 Karijini Experience.

Artist in residence with Adam Mitchell

From staging performances in his backyard as a young child to working with Perth's top talent in numerous Black Swan State Theatre Company productions, freelance 'theatre maker' and 2017 40under40 winner Adam Mitchell has built a successful career in the arts. 

FTI funding compromises screen awards

The state's premier screen industry event, the WA Screen Awards, has been postponed this year due to the uncertainty of future funding arrangements surrounding its organiser, the Film & Television Institute WA.

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