Community & Arts

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.

Fringe artists owed $200,000

An independent events company responsible for organising one of Fringe World Festival's major venues has allegedly failed to pay about $200,000 owed to performers as it prepares for voluntary administration.

Form fosters literature focus

Cultural organisation FORM will launch its inaugural Scribblers Festival on May 9 to boost the profile of literature and arts for children.

Stewart targets Raine cheques

New chair Jan Stewart will be looking to grow awareness and financial support for the intergenerational Raine health study.

Walsh to chair national arts council

Former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will take up the position of Australia Council of the Arts (ACA) chair, as of July, after almost two years on the board.

McGowan departs Silver Chain

After 11 years at its helm, Silver Chain chief executive Christopher McGowan will depart the community care organisation and return to his home in South Australia, taking up the role of SA Health chief executive in May.

Web puts photographers in the picture

Perth photography business Salty Wings is a prime example of how creatives in the 21st century can drive success off the back of social media.

Too many kids going hungry

Western Australia’s major hunger relief organisation, Foodbank WA, has released its first national report, finding more than one in five children experienced 'food insecurity' over the past year.

End Homlessness WA launches on Adelaide Terrace

A group of not for profits that joined forces 18 months ago with a mission to end homelessness will today publicly launch its 10-year plan on Adelaide Terrace, followed by a music event through the streets of the CBD.

Social enterprise for homeless seeks $50,000

An emerging social enterprise, The Underground Collaborative, is seeking about $50,000 to provide employment pathways for Perth’s homeless and disadvantaged amid plans to roll out a series of coffee carts across local parks.

Parks have friends in high places

A not-for-profit group established and chaired by retiring Governor Kerry Sanderson has attracted strong corporate support in its mission to improve our state’s parks.

Minderoo Foundation funds editorship

As the inaugural winner of the the Minderoo Editorship, Armelle Davies will receive funding for a three-year full-time position at Fremantle Press, providing a valuable opportunity in a niche local industry.

History and humour triumph in Tom Malone Prize

Adelaide-based Tom Moore has won one of the nation's most prestigious glass art awards from the Art Gallery of WA, with a work he says references quizzical historical applications of glass for comedic effect.

MercyCare CEO moves to Juniper

MercyCare chief executive Chris Hall will depart the aged care organisation to take up the corresponding role at Juniper where he will continue to deliver community support services.

Thriving market for modest fashion

The market for modest fashion in South-East Asia is attracting attention as a potential export destination for a range of local designers, with dramatic growth expected in the next decade.