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Education to inspire entrepreneurial minds

Local not-for-profit group Ausum Initiatives has teamed up with Kulbardi, a partly owned and managed Aboriginal office supplies company, to deliver an intensive entrepreneur program for young Aboriginal men and women.

Artists get creative on sales

With fewer exhibition opportunities or prospects of gallery representation, local artists have diversified their approach to the market. 

Upgrades for Kings Park naturescape

The Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park facility will close next month to allow a $3 million expansion, which has been funded by the mining giant.

Minchin to lead care provider

Former Silver Chain Group senior executive Dan Minchin will lead three community care providers into a new era when they merge into one organisation later this year.

Who comes after Sarich and Fini?

In 40 years' time, when people look back at the recent crop of winners of the Western Australian of the Year business awards, how will they be remembered relative to the early winners like Ralph Sarich, Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall and Michael Edgley?

West Coast Fever scores UWA partnership

Perth's national netball team the West Coast Fever today announced the University of Western Australia as a new major partner. 

WA Museum Foundation appoints new director

Not-for-profit executive Jenny Allen is set to leave her current position at the 500 Club after less than a year in the role to become director of the Western Australian Museum Foundation. 

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.

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.

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