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Artist in residence with Sharyn Egan

Sharyn Egan didn’t fully embrace her lifelong dream to be an artist until her 38th year.

Banking on a collaborative culture

Startup founders, business leaders, policy makers, artists and creative institutions are joining forces to shape the future of WA’s economy.

Screenwest becomes an NFP

The state’s peak body for screen funding and development, Screenwest, has today formalised its transition from a government agency to an independent not-for-profit organisation.

Charities challenged to measure up

Many charities are struggling to measure outcomes in an increasingly competitive funding environment.

Artist in residence with Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde has spent years sculpting temporary clouds inside bare and evocative architectural spaces, but was inspired to replicate his artwork outdoors after encountering the sweeping landscapes of the Pilbara last year. 

Artist in residence with Philip Mitchell

A career in puppetry was the furthest thing from Philip Mitchell’s mind two decades ago, when he had his sights set on making it in the music business.

WA businesses to sweat it out for Starlight

Azure Capital, KPMG and Bis Industries are among the local businesses that have signed on for a series of outdoor events later this month for Starlight Children Foundation’s 2017 Great Adventure Ch

Microfinance sows opportunity

From poverty to self-sustaining, WA-founded charity The Foxglove Project is helping women in developing countries start their own business.

AICD launches scholarships for WA’s NFP sector

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is inviting Western Australia’s directors and executives of small not-for-profit organisations to apply for a place in its new NFP Scholarship program. 

$10m in tickets sold at Fringe

The 2017 Fringe World Festival brought in $10 million in ticket sales, with over 750,000 people making their way to the Northbridge-focused festivities.

Passing Paws digs into niche market

Passing Paws Pet Cremations has tapped into a niche (but growing) market for personalised pet bereavement services, as part of the move towards greater humanisation of domestic animals.

Willetton SHS takes top architecture award

Willetton Senior High School has claimed the top prize at this year’s WA Architecture Awards, while Elizabeth Quay, an arts centre in the Pilbara and the Gen Y Demonstration Housing project were among those to receive high accolades.

Chequered past motivation for new career

Perth entrepreneur Paris Mitchell has packaged his past experiences with addiction and substance abuse into a series of educational presentations and workshops for schools, not-for-profit agencies and corporates.

BDO dons purple bras for good cause

More than a dozen partners from BDO will wear purple bras over their corporate attire this Wednesday in support of Breast Cancer Care WA’s annual Purple Bra Day, in the hope of raising at least $10,000 for the charity’s services. 

Artist in residence with Jarrad Seng

Whether he’s taking photos of baby leopards in Namibia or of acclaimed musicians performing to packed stadiums all over the world, award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and creative director Jarrad Seng has turned what was a hobby into a fulfilling career.

RFDS opens new facility

The Royal Flying Doctor Service officially opened its new aviation and engineering facility this morning, which was funded by a $3.9 million Lotterywest grant and donations from Western Australians.

SOS, website have the goods on giving

Local charities and corporates are turning to an online platform to more efficiently source and gift items for people in need.

CEOs sleep rough for a good cause

The state’s business leaders will spend the night outdoors at the WACA Ground on June 22, one of the longest and coldest nights of the year, in support of the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Seed funds for social impact

Perth-based adviser Impact Seed is backing local startups it believes can achieve social outcomes and a profitable return.

Artist in residence with Chris Isaacs

Local playwright and ‘theatre maker’ Chris Isaacs wants his performances to provoke questions. 

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