Welcome to the Department of Culture and Arts

With a broad canvas of responsibilities, Western Australia’s Department of Culture and the Arts supports the impetus for the creation and consumption of artistic endeavours and cultural experiences in the state.

The Culture and Arts portfolio includes the Art Gallery of WA, the Perth Theatre Trust, ScreenWest, the State Library, the State Records Office and the WA Museum, along with the Department’s policy development and funding role. Collectively, the portfolio works to achieve a vibrant, sustainable and accessible arts sector, while protecting and promoting the state’s natural, cultural and documentary collections.

The Department’s vision paints a picture of a Western Australian community enriched by unique and transforming encounters.  Whether individuals choose to be creators, participants, or simply observers in artistic or cultural encounters, these interactions enhance community wellbeing, while influencing and shaping the state’s distinctive personality.

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