Black Swan State Theatre Co had total income last financial year of $6.1 million.

Arts dollars flow to the fringe

After last month’s closure of Perth Theatre Company, Business News has delved into the financial reports of arts and culture groups in WA to check on their health.


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Mount Claremont
Have just see this article and what needs to be understood and is not highlighted about the Artrage fringe model and Blue Room is that these events support independant artists so effectively the costs and economic burden is mostly carried by the artists. The majority of these artists earn no income at all in developing new work. It is expensive and the risk carried by those who can least afford it. We don't value our performing arts creative community in WA enough to support the development of new work and explore an idea, which is a essential element of the vitality of the sector. I am tired of reading reports where these hidden costs are ignored and the economic burden is carried by artists and not recognised.

Perth WA
Hi ...I tried to register and for some reason your registration, didn't like my email address which is an address. I noticed that all of the typing I entered came out in italics as also this message is too. ANYWAY HERE IS MY QUESTION.....Could you tell me if you have come across the annual reports the the Arts org. ARTRAGE? I can't find them anywhere. It is a NFP org. I was just trying to understand how the board it structured and see how their funding works and how this NFP business operates. When I go into the website for ARTRAGE it's just info about the rooftop movies and Fringe World...but nothing else about the board or any annual reports. I thought these all were meant to be available to the public? From your journalist endeavours, I am sure you will have a key that can unlock the door to something like this, that in reality should be readily available to the public and is in the public's interest in general. I have checked the ASIC Site ...Thanks in anticipation

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1st-WA Museum$32.9m
3rd↑Perth Theatre Trust$20.4m
4th-WA Symphony Orchestra$19.7m
5th↑Perth Festival$15.7m
62 arts & cultural organisations ranked by total revenue most recent financial year

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