Community & Arts

Creative collective driving change

The newly formed Perth Arts Leaders Collective has an ambitious goal to transform tourism in Western Australia while simultaneously lifting the profile of the state’s artists and creative community.

Yiap designs work to meet the market

Alister Yiap has explored a number of business models to find the best way to move his jewellery-meets-art into the hands of his admiring customers.

$1.4m committed to St Vinnies

Lotterywest has granted $1.4 million to St Vincent de Paul Society WA Inc, contributing to a merrier Christmas for West Australians in need this year.

Social media support for NFP

Bankwest Foundation has announced Scitech, Propel Youth Arts and Earbus Foundation of WA are among 10 Western Australian not for profits selected to receive social media development services valued at $10,000.

WA joins national disability scheme

The state government has announced its decision to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), replacing the agreement signed in January by the Barnett government for a locally administered NDIS.

Navigating funding maze, theatre group hunts for support

Independent Perth theatre company The Last Great Hunt is seeking to grow its presence in its hometown and strengthen its ties to the business community with the launch of a new donor circle and a crowdfunding campaign.

AGL gives $600,000 to support Surf Life Saving

AGL Energy has announced it will donate $600,000 across three years to Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLWA) to provide new equipment and funding to 31 clubs across the state.

Watson’s Black Swan debut, playful and provocative

Much sought-after for her directorial talents, Clare Watson is now in the midst of showcasing her debut for Black Swan Theatre Company, Let the Right One In.

Austal commits $300,000 to Anglicare

Anglicare WA has received confirmation that shipbuilder Austal will commit $300,000 to the not for profit’s family and domestic violence support service, Young Hearts, over three years.

Indigenous art meets high fashion in Perth

A fashion collaboration between internationally renowned Jimmy Choo, local designer Alvin Fernandez, and Western Australian indigenous artist Peter Farmer was brought to Perth earlier this week for a temporary exhibition.

Rebranding an art form at Perth Festival

The increasingly competitive nature of the arts marketplace has prompted a rebrand at the longest-running international arts festival in Australia, Perth International Arts Festival.

McKenna new Screenwest CEO

The state’s peak body for screen funding and development, Screenwest, today announced the appointment of Seph McKenna as its new chief executive, succeeding Ian Booth.

Art at the heart of a revitalised Perth inner city

The private sector has matched public funds dollar for dollar in 2017 to support the Historic Heart of Perth project, which aims to revitalise the east end precinct through public art and streetscape improvements.

Disability program LeadAbility at risk of closure

Leadership WA has put its disability program LeadAbility on hold as it seeks new sponsorship following the state government’s decision not to fund the program for 2018.

Viola directs new PICA vision

Curator and critic Eugenio Viola is bringing a fresh outlook and almost a decade of experience to his role as senior curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

A hands-on approach to generosity

Fundraising ‘giving groups’ Meridian Global Foundation, Impact100 WA and 100 Women are defying the economic slowdown, having raised a total of $1.1 million between them during the past three years.

No joke, comedy has a new home

After nearly 20 years, Perth’s leading comedy company will get its own home, with the new venue set to open in the CBD later next month.

Bound for Bondi with a bit of ‘wow’ factor

PHOTO ESSAY: Local artist Johannes Pannekoek says he’s always in the process of creating something new and unusual, with his latest sculpture making its first appearance last week at Bondi’s 2017 Sculpture By the Sea.

Holyoake marches to the beat of a different drum

Holyoake has developed into an NFP with international reach and self-sustaining social enterprises, and Angie Paskevicius has played a major role.

Artist in residence with Tom Muller

Artist and curator Tom Muller says Fremantle, like many port cities worldwide, has a wealth of heritage and history.

Perkins ride raises more than $4m

This year’s MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $4.1 million to support work at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.