Where to obtain funding
Department for Culture and the Arts
Phone: (08) 6552 7300
Freecall: 1800 199 090
Web site: www.dca.gov.au
Arts WA's role is to address the overall development of
arts and culture in Western Australia through; increasing
the community's awareness of the arts and culture; developing
partnerships with the private sector to gain new resources
for the arts community: developing strategies to promote and
Markey the State' arts and cultural resources; promoting new
commercial opportunities; and supporting the arts through
Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund
(Department of Sport and Recreation)
Phone: (08) 9492 9700
The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian
Government financial assistance to community groups and local
government authorities to develop basic infrastructure. The
program aims to increase participant in sport and recreation
with an emphasis on physical activity, through well planned
Regional Arts Fund - Projects and Residencies
Phone: 1800 811 883
Up to $20,000 to support communities to work with professional
artists to create innovative work in any artform, whilst developing
partnerships in the community.
For more information contact the Regional Arts Development
Quick Response Grants
Up to $1,500 to support small-scale arts development initiatives
and professional development opportunities. For more information
contact the Regional Arts Development Assistant
Closing date: Open all year round.
Phone: (08) 9476 7000 Toll Free 1800
Healthway will fund health promotion projects, sport, art
and racing activities that promote health lifestyles. Various
levels of funding are available. A four month lead in-time
Arts Sponsorship Program - Sponsor arts activities
that provide opportunities to deliver health messages to target
audiences, particularly young people, as well as encourage
excellence in the development of the arts in Western Australia.
Racing Sponsorship Program - Healthway welcomes sponsorship
proposals that provide opportunities to promote healthier
lifestyles to target audiences in racing settings.
Sport Sponsorship Program - Healthway welcomes sponsorship
proposals that provide opportunities to promote health, particular
but not exclusively to young people, while taking into account
the long-term viability of sports.
Phone: (08) 9340 5270
This program supports the communities of WA to meet the needs
of their community and enhance the quality of Western Australia.
Amounts of grants vary according to the project. A four- month
lead in time is required.
Phone: 1800 199 090
Arts WA is a division of the Department of Culture and the
Arts and acts as the main State Government funding authority
for key organisations including:
- Art on the Move
- the Artist Foundation of WA
- Community Arts Network WA;
- Country Arts WA
- Disability in the Arts
- Disadvantage in the Arts Australia (WA) Inc- DADAA WA
- Southern Edge Arts
- Magabala Books
- WA Music Industry Association (WAMIA)
In 2003, more than $3.5 million in project funds was distributed
through Dept for Culture and the Arts four assessment panels: Arts Development,
Indigenous Arts, Young People and the Arts, Contemporary Music
and the Artflight program and other creative arts sector development
Dept for Culture and the Arts invites application from individuals, groups, Local
Government and Organisations, requiring financial assistance
to undertake arts activity in all artforms (excluding film,
television and radio).
Please check the web site for details of the 2004 funding
round closing dates and then call Arts WA to speak to the
relevant Project Officer prior to submitting your application.
Community Arts Network WA (CANWA)
Telephone: 1800 681 021
CAN WA is the peak body in Western Australia for training
and development in Cultural Planning, Community Arts and Community
Culture. CAN WA uses Community Cultural Development processes
and works to encourage the unfolding of self through community
imagination, creativity and long term integrated planning.
CAN WA's programs are: Cultural Planning, Networking and Development,
Funding, Liveworx (for youth) and Indian Ocean Community Development.
Country Arts WA
Phone: 1800 811 883
Country Arts WA is the state's only organisation 100% focussed
on serving regional arts groups, across all areas of the arts.
It is a source of information, advice, referrals to other
service providers and contacts, and has staff available via
phone, email and where possible at your place. Country Arts
WA also coordinate a major annual performing arts touring
The following grant programs are run each year:
- Annual Funding (for annual arts programs).
- Regional Arts Fund; Quick Response (for last minute arts
opportunities) and Project and Residencies.
- Share the Risk (support for organisations in a guarantee
against loss form to assist with the presentation of professional
performing arts events).
- Yculture program (youth arts projects).
Phone: 1800 644 177
Healthway sponsors arts and cultural activities which target
one or more 'at risk' or priority population (identified as
youth, indigenous people, rural and remote communities, groups
with low income levels and low levels of education and others
in whom health inequalities exist) and which provide opportunities
for health promotion.
Sponsorship is available to incorporated organisations wishing
to conduct projects which increase participation and/or improve
the quality of community based arts or cultural activities.
All applications must be submitted to Healthway four calendar
months before the commencement of the project.
Lotterywest conducts a wide range of grant programs, a number
of which are relevant to culture, arts and heritage.
Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI)
Telephone: 9426 8690
Aims to assist and encourage the involvement of all Western
Australians in projects and events that facilitate positive
interaction among the citizens of our diverse community. Examples
of applications that have received funding include cross-cultural
festivals, community events and celebrations, concerts and
plays, seminars, workshops, forums, exhibitions and conferences.
Grant amounts will vary according to the scope of the project,
but priority is given to applications that have; the potential
for "flow-on" benefits; attract income from other sources;
and demonstrate community support.
OMI promotes Harmony Week and is offering small grants of
up to $500 to assist not-for-profit community based groups
and local government authorities around the state to plan
and coordinate activities or events to acknowledge and appreciate
our cultural diversity.
Telephone: 1800 819 461
Provides assistance to regional and community Australian
festivals for the presentation of quality cultural activites.
Funding is available to add a really new or special sort of
cultural activity that has never been done before and could
not be afforded.
South West Development Commission
Telephone: 9792 2000
The South west Development commission has two grant programs
as outlined below. Applications for both open around August
each year and information at that time is available from their
web site www.swdc.wa.gov.au
Regional Development Scheme Program (RDS) RDS provides financial
assistance for projects that attract investment and increase
employment in the South West Region. The West Australian Government
provides financial assistance from $5,000 to $150,000 per
project, subject to yearly approval by Cabinet.
South West Events Program
Telephone: 9792 2000
Under the South West Events program, the South West Development
Commission provides grants up to $5, 000 for South West festivals,
events and markets. Events which are in early stages of development,
help bring visitors to the region, are of regional significance
and that provide a high quality experience are considered.