Flynn Talbot
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Arts and culture

We want artistic and cultural vibrancy to shine in Western Australia and be recognised around the world.

Investing in a creative future

We believe in the power of creativity to build connected, innovative and vibrant communities.

Our support of the arts and cultural sector facilitates diverse and meaningful art practice that enriches our world, challenges our thinking and contributes to community and cultural development.

A powerful communication tool, the creative sector brings both intrinsic social value and wider economic, education and health benefits.

Our Arts and Culture partnerships

Through collaborative, co-created partnerships we support artists and cultural organisations to achieve mutual goals. With a focus on our home state of Western Australia, we work across artforms and sectors to build capacity and sustainability.

Our support is diverse and includes funding, advocacy and assistance in forming connections. We look for creative solutions to wicked problems and challenge our partners to do things differently.

We believe in nurturing emerging artists and do this through exceptional training opportunities. We also support audience development with the creation of new, engaging work.

Looking forward

Arts and culture should be accessible to everyone. We want to eliminate the barriers some people face in experiencing the arts and focus on increasing access and engagement for the broader community. We want to see Western Australia become a nexus for new creative talent and artistic excellence.

Key partners

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Supporting WAAPA’s Visiting Artist program to provide exceptional training opportunities to our most talented emerging artists

Perth Symphony Orchestra

Supporting PSO’s mandate that music is for everyone, by bringing world-class musical experiences to communities everywhere

State Library of Western Australia: From Another View project

Partnering with the State Library to reimagine John Forrest’s historical 1874 trek from a community and creative perspective

Western Australian Opera

Partnering to present Opera in the Regions – accessible concerts set in iconic regional locations, supported by education and outreach activities, that foster inclusiveness, participation and cohesion.

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Working with BSSTC to enable bold, new, ambitious work through the innovative Production Fund

Fremantle Press

Establishment of the Minderoo Editorship to support an emerging editor and a WA local publishing house who champion uniquely Australian stories and West Australian writers.

Australian National Academy of Music

Collaborating with ANAM for a WA focused ‘Side by Side’ industry training partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for ANAM students and WA talent

Country Arts WA

Supporting the establishment of a network of regional arts ‘hubs’ across WA that will connect regional artists, audiences and arts workers to enable better service delivery, improved communications, increased local decision making and more integrated and coordinated sector planning.

Project members

Ella McNeill
Portfolio Manager – Arts and Culture
Megan Wallis
Partnerships Coordinator