Media ReleaseBuilding Community15 Jul 2019

Minderoo and The Ian Potter Foundation join forces to connect creative communities across regional WA

Country Arts WA is excited to announce new partnerships with Minderoo and The Ian Potter Foundation, with a total investment of $1 million over 4 years, to connect communities through a Regional Arts Network across Western Australia.

Red dirt road in outback Australia.
Red dirt road in outback Australia. Photo Credit: John White Photos.

This article was provided by Country Arts WA.

A Regional Arts Network of hubs across the state 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.

Minderoo and The Ian Potter Foundation’s partnerships with Country Arts WA will accelerate the delivery of a Regional Arts Network by enabling employment of local regional Hubs coordinators complemented with the delivery of the Local Leadership program in their communities.

Paul MacPhail, Executive Director of Country Arts WA, praised Minderoo and The Ian Potter Foundation for their foresight and strong commitment to regional communities and arts and culture in WA.

“We sincerely thank Minderoo and The Ian Potter Foundation for their commitment in advancing regional arts and culture. The Regional Arts Network will bring decision-making within the regional community it impacts whilst driving local priorities, boosting local jobs and providing greater opportunities for connections.

“The Western Australian regional arts sector has consistently told us of their need to feel more connected to each other, share more knowledge and build the capacity of local leaders. The partnerships will support us in meeting these needs as well strengthen collaborations across the regions.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Country Arts WA and supporting its Regional Arts Network across the state,” Nicola Forrest, director of the Minderoo Foundation said.  

“We’re excited by the initiative’s goal to build capacity in WA through its network of hubs and leadership training as we believe greater arts engagement in regional centres will benefit all West Australians.”

Minderoo Foundation
by Minderoo Foundation
Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with seven key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.
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