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Subiaco brings opportunities for artists

The positive response to the Subiaco Theatre Festival has led to a near doubling in the size of the annual event this year.

Festivals claim $127m impact

The state’s two leading arts festivals have a large role to play in the cultural and creative vibrancy of Perth during the summer months, according to their impact reports released this week.

Artist uses business success to back fundraiser

Broome-based artist Helen Norton has combined an entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit with her artistic skills to forge a successful career over the past three decades.

BHP backs Zero2hero on suicide prevention

BHP Billiton has responded to a Hedland Senior High School student’s call for support by backing a youth-focused mental health and suicide prevention program based in the Pilbara.

Festival measures impact with Culture Counts

An analysis of Perth Festival undertaken by local firm Culture Counts has found near-universal support for the event's impact on, and importance for, Western Australia's cultural scene.

CEOs call for support as they prepare for sleepout

Vinnies CEO Sleepout is fast approaching and Perth's business leaders are calling for support to help them reach their goals.

Indigenous gallery creates interest at Watertown

A team of talented young indigenous artists has brought colour to the walls of a retail space in Watertown, owned by Lendlease, with the opening of a new gallery led by 21-year-old Noongar man Peter Farmer Jnr.

Breast cancer centre on track

Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA is on its way to raising $5.8 million for the development of a world-class breast cancer treatment and research centre, set to open by 2019.

Events still deliver the goods

SPECIAL REPORT: A selection of charities show fundraising events still work for some, defying a general shift away from the strategy as it becomes more challenging.

Giving with intent when done on Purposed

SPECIAL REPORT: The expectation that companies act in a more philanthropic manner has given rise to Purposed, a startup solution to simplify corporate and employee giving.

Structure, strategy fuel funding

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s 10 largest philanthropic foundations distributed $65 million last year, but like many charities, some of these organisations are increasingly targeting individual supporters to offset rising fundraising costs.

Hemsley heads AGWA Foundation

Property consultant Warwick Hemsley has replaced Adrian Fini as the Art Gallery of WA Foundation chair after four years at the helm.

Rose sales drive funds for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis WA is calling on volunteers and businesses across the state to help the charity raise $75,000 this Friday as part of its annual ’65 Roses Day’.

$17m of AGWA collection at risk of damage

The auditor general of Western Australia has found about 785 artworks of the state’s $300 million collection is at risk of damage or loss due to inadequate storage, conservation and monitoring by the Art Gallery of WA.

Community culture works for WASO

WA Symphony Orchestra has deep roots planted firmly across Western Australia, having spent 90 years connecting with communities beyond its core audience of classical music aficionados.

Pica showcases emerging artists

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts will launch its 27th Hatched: National Graduate Show this Friday night, showcasing 30 new graduates from across the country, including five local artists.

Art adds value to planners

An art exhibition that aims to showcase the creative side of the state’s town planning professionals is under way at Brookfield Place.

Grandage selected to lead Perth Festival

For the first time in its 65-year history, Perth Festival has appointed a home-grown artistic director, Iain Grandage, whose creative vision will be executed across a four-year tenure starting in 2020.

Future-proofing Black Swan productions

Black Swan State Theatre Company executive director Natalie Jenkins knows all too well how important diverse revenue streams are for the production of large-scale performances.

Choirs call for support

Two WA choirs that provide a break for people living with disadvantage are at risk of being wound-up if they don’t secure sponsorship.

Fringe fights for performers' pay

Fringe World Festival is taking steps to mitigate losses to performers left $200,000 out of pocket, with plans to appoint a liquidator over the independent event company that failed to make payments.

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