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Indigenous research success shows value of a good yarn

The impact of a WA initiative that empowers young Aboriginal women was recently showcased at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education.

Mural to revamp Merredin silos

THE first brushstrokes have been applied to four CBH grain silos in Merredin as part of cultural organisation FORM’s annual PUBLIC street art project.

Northern Minerals to set up indigenous work program

Northern Minerals has received backing from the federal government for an $8.1 million Aboriginal training-to-work program at its Browns Range project in the Kimberley.

Holmes a Court art collection on show

An exhibition opening and new book have provided an insight to a selection of works from the private collection of arts advocate, philanthropist and Perth businesswoman, Janet Holmes a Court.

Unique landscapes, stories create tourism showreel

SPECIAL REPORT: The growing number of films produced in WA has created opportunities for local talent, employment and tourism.

Strategic plan to build on creative connections

SPECIAL REPORT: A focus on creating and sustaining a liveable, connected and internationally appealing city is driving arts and culture development and construction projects across Perth.

Finetuning the art of audience engagement

SPECIAL REPORT: An increasingly competitive funding environment has prompted several arts and cultural organisations to sharpen their focus on audience development as a means to boost sustainable income streams.

Artist in residence with Sharyn Egan

Sharyn Egan didn’t fully embrace her lifelong dream to be an artist until her 38th year.

Banking on a collaborative culture

Startup founders, business leaders, policy makers, artists and creative institutions are joining forces to shape the future of WA’s economy.

Screenwest becomes an NFP

The state’s peak body for screen funding and development, Screenwest, has today formalised its transition from a government agency to an independent not-for-profit organisation.

Charities challenged to measure up

Many charities are struggling to measure outcomes in an increasingly competitive funding environment.

Artist in residence with Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde has spent years sculpting temporary clouds inside bare and evocative architectural spaces, but was inspired to replicate his artwork outdoors after encountering the sweeping landscapes of the Pilbara last year. 

WA businessman dies after accident

Western Australian businessman Roger Hussey has been remembered by his colleagues as an intelligent and energetic contributor to the local community, following his death yesterday.

Artist in residence with Philip Mitchell

A career in puppetry was the furthest thing from Philip Mitchell’s mind two decades ago, when he had his sights set on making it in the music business.

WA businesses to sweat it out for Starlight

Azure Capital, KPMG and Bis Industries are among the local businesses that have signed on for a series of outdoor events later this month for Starlight Children Foundation’s 2017 Great Adventure Chall

Microfinance sows opportunity

From poverty to self-sustaining, WA-founded charity The Foxglove Project is helping women in developing countries start their own business.

AICD launches scholarships for WA’s NFP sector

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is inviting Western Australia’s directors and executives of small not-for-profit organisations to apply for a place in its new NFP Scholarship program. 

$10m in tickets sold at Fringe

The 2017 Fringe World Festival brought in $10 million in ticket sales, with over 750,000 people making their way to the Northbridge-focused festivities.

Passing Paws digs into niche market

Passing Paws Pet Cremations has tapped into a niche (but growing) market for personalised pet bereavement services, as part of the move towards greater humanisation of domestic animals.

Felstead's $1m homeless pledge

Barry Felstead has set his sights on raising $1 million for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. 

Willetton SHS takes top architecture award

Willetton Senior High School has claimed the top prize at this year’s WA Architecture Awards, while Elizabeth Quay, an arts centre in the Pilbara and the Gen Y Demonstration Housing project were among those to receive high accolades.

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