29/10/2008 - 22:00

DADAA wins arts business award

29/10/2008 - 22:00


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THE City of Swan, Rio Tinto and 303 Advertising are among the organisations that have been recognised for their contribution to the arts at the Western Australian Business and the Arts Partnership Awards. The 2008 awards, which celebrated its 15th anniversary, attracted 209 nominations and partnership endorsement worth more than $8.6 million, an increase of $1 million on 2007. The major accolade, the Minister’s Award for the Most Outstanding Partnership, was given to Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts and the City of Swan. Rio Tinto received two awards acknowledging its commitment to the arts - the Outstanding Long-term Partnership Award for its partnership with the Black Swan State Theatre Company, and the Community Investment Award for its partnership with the State Library of WA. Other winners included the partnerships between Martumilli artists and the Shire of East Pilbara, the WA Academy of Performing Arts and 303 Advertising, and Museums Australia WA and the Heritage Council of WA. DADAA director David Doyle and Wesfarmers arts manager Helen Carroll-Fairhall received the leadership award for arts and business


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