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Picabar gets ministerial reprieve

Northbridge venue Picabar may have been granted a reprieve, after intervention by Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman that will grant Picabar first preference in lease negotiations.

Youth Focus announces new CEO

Charity chief executive Arthur Papakotsias has been appointed the new chief executive of Youth Focus, replacing the outgoing Fiona Kalaf.

Theatre Trust leads big changes

Duncan Ord is overseeing major changes to the way in which the Perth Theatre Trust manages arts venues and the Perth Cultural Centre.

Telling tales at Linton & Kay

Perth artist Leon Pericles will tomorrow launch a major art exhibition of more than 400 works at Linton & Kay Galleries in West Perth, which will run until November 23.

Magadza’s vision for arts direction

More than a decade spent working with international arts festivals in Perth and New Zealand has given Shelagh Magadza a unique insight into how culture and the arts reflect the societies in which they exist.

Popular Northbridge bar in limbo

The future of the Perth Cultural Centre’s Picabar has been placed in doubt, after its operators disclosed their lease had been terminated by the state government, which has transferred management of the precinct to the Perth Theatre Trust.

Holmes a Court, Perron at odds over art

Art Gallery of WA chair Janet Holmes a Court has gone head to head with Perron Group over the planned relocation of an artwork in the foyer of the Central Park office tower.

Thick named as orchestra chair

Perth Symphony Orchestra has welcomed Tianqi Lithium general manager Phil Thick as its new chair.

Kidogo creates art buyers through experience

Kidogo Arthouse has held prime position on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach for the past 20 years, and is serving as a base for artists and businesses to collaborate in the port city.

Mixed fortunes for charity events

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust achieved another fundraising record over the weekend, raising $38 million for medical research, but its success has not been shared across the charity sector, with Variety WA’s Carols by Candlelight the latest of several events to be cancelled due to a lack of financial support.

$4m partnership for National Gallery, Wesfarmers

The National Gallery of Australia and longstanding indigenous arts partner, Wesfarmers Arts, have today announced a $4 million partnership over six years.

Our man in London’s Perth calling

John Atkins is back in town to help Anglicare WA usher in a new strategic plan. He joins outgoing chief executive Ian Carter to reflect on the history and future direction of the not-for-profit group.

Chief scientist to chair Lotterywest, Healthway

The state government has today announced the appointment of chief scientist Peter Klinken as chair of both Lotterywest and Healthway, continuing the gradual integration of the two organisations.

MACA ride for cancer tops $4 million

The seventh annual MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $4.1 million, bringing the total amount raised by the event to over $31.8 million.

Moana finds form in new spaces

Artist-run initiative Moana Project Space has announced its first major exhibition since its Hay Street Studios closed last November.

Perron, Fini win philanthropy awards

Stan Perron and Michela Fini won individual awards at the second annual State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours announced last night.

State announces five-year NFP contracts

The state government has today announced an updated community services policy, providing five-year contracts with the aim to give not-for-profit organisations greater funding security.

Lighting the way for Anzac tourism

An Anzac memorial has been brought to life through an immersive light-based art installation initiated by cultural organisation FORM and the City of Albany.

Historic Heart receives City of Perth funding

City of Perth commissioners have approved $300,000 in matched funding support to the Historic Heart of Perth revitalisation in the city's east end, one year after a dispute between property developer Adrian Fini and former lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi over the project flared up.

Passing on the magic of puppetry

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s broad community appeal is clear as it heads towards its 40th year in the business, with former artists and audience members regularly returning to its shows.

Earbus gets the message out

The Earbus Foundation of WA has been recognised for its charity work and business structure.

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