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Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program – coming soon

Aug 6, 2020
The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oil painting

Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program – coming soon

Aug 6, 2020
The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 Creative Industries Impact Survey – available now

Aug 4, 2020
The department is conducting a targeted survey to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Major sport and entertainment events bring economic boost for WA

Jul 21, 2020
Western Australians were treated to a choice of sport and entertainment events last week helping to stimulate the local economy.
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Esperance’s $7.8 million indoor stadium up and running

Jul 21, 2020
Esperance's new $7.8 million indoor sports stadium was officially opened today and is ready for the start of the winter netball season this weekend.
Artist's impression of the Art Gallery of Western Australia rooftop.

Art Gallery rooftop project to feature giant Aboriginal artwork

Jul 20, 2020
The State Government has today announced the successful contractor tasked with transforming the Art Gallery of WA's (AGWA) rooftop into a multi-use gallery space and rooftop venue over the next six months.
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Register to participate - WATC Local Government Authority Sustainability Model

Jul 9, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments (LGs) are invited to register to participate in the Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) Local Government Authority Sustainability Model.
State Government support to culture and the arts during COVID-19. Information is included below.

State Government COVID-19 response $23.4 million for culture and the arts in Western Australia

Jul 8, 2020
The State Government has responded to the needs of the culture and the arts sector in Western Australia, providing $23.4 million in funding and support as part of COVID-19 responses.
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Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

Jul 1, 2020
A $195,000 relief fund will be available for eligible regional art galleries that had to cancel exhibitions and close their doors due to COVID-19.

$1 million program to rekindle regional arts

Jul 1, 2020
A new $1 million grant program will provide vital funding to support ongoing creative and cultural activity in Western Australia's regions.
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WA Hiking Strategy to sustain boom in bushwalking and trail running

Jun 24, 2020
The State Government has released a 10-year WA Hiking Strategy to ensure Western Australians continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and sustainable way.
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Funding to give abandoned pets a brighter future

Jun 23, 2020
$600,000 in 2019-20 State Budget to support six companion animal shelters over three years.
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Partnership to support healthy active communities in the Kimberley

Jun 18, 2020
Children and young people from 37 Kimberley communities are to benefit from $400,000 provided to encourage sporting and other activities under the Smarter Than Smoking Active Communities Program.
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