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Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - ARTalkWA eNews

3 May 2018

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DLGSC Culture and the Arts Grants

Community Engagement U-15k
Creative Development U-15k
Aboriginal Arts U-15k
Commercial Development U-15k

Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.


Regional and Remote Touring Fund

Apply at least 60 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

See the Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.

Visit the website for more information and to apply. 


Contemporary Music Fund to support local artists

Premier Mark McGowan and Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman addresses the media at Badlands Bar.

Premier Mark McGowan and Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman have announced a $3 million fund to support homegrown contemporary music artists.

Next week the State Budget will include the Contemporary Music Fund, which will inject $3 million over the next four years to contribute to the development of markets for WA music.

The announcement took place earlier this week at live music venue Badlands Bar in Perth. Local musicians Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, and Carla Geneve performed at the event.

Read more on the Contemporary Music Fund.


Breath film launch

Attendees at the Breath film launch: Lotterywest Board Member Miriam Borthwick; Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Director General Duncan Ord; Lotterywest Chair Heather Zampatti; Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman; Screenwest Chair Janelle Marr; Actors Ben Spence and Samson Coulter; Actor and Director Simon Baker; Author Tim Winton; Lotterywest Board Member Stephen Carre; Lotterywest CEO Susan Hunt; Screenwest CEO Seph McKenna.

Filmed entirely in WA's Great Southern region, feature film Breath celebrated its Western Australian launch at the Albany Entertainment Centre late last month.

The film, based on WA author Tim Winton's novel of the same name, marks the directorial debut of well-known Australian actor Simon Baker.

Breath received major production investment support from Screen Australia, Screenwest and Lotterywest, as well as Royalties for Regions in association with the Great Southern Development Commission.

The film was released in WA cinemas today.

Read more on Breath.

Image: L-R Lotterywest Board Member Miriam Borthwick; Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Director General Duncan Ord; Lotterywest Chair Heather Zampatti; Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman; Screenwest Chair Janelle Marr; Actors Ben Spence and Samson Coulter; Actor and Director Simon Baker; Author Tim Winton; Lotterywest Board Member Stephen Carre; Lotterywest CEO Susan Hunt; Screenwest CEO Seph McKenna.

Sam Walsh appointed Australia Council chair

Sam Walsh standing in front of a painting.

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced West Australian long-time arts stalwart Sam Walsh AO as the new chair. 

The Australia Council is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body that champions and invests in Australian arts.

Read more on Sam Walsh's appointment.


Song of the Year nominees announced

WAM Song of the Year poster

The nominees for WA's biggest songwriting competition, WAM's Song of the Year, have been released. 

This exciting and diverse mix of local artists represent all genres, levels, background and genders.

The winners will be announced at the WAM Song of the Year Awards Party, debuting at the Fly by Night Musicians Club on Wednesday, 16 May 2018.

Check out the nominees of WAM's Song of the Year 2017/18 or purchase your tickets to the Awards Party here.


WA Heritage Film Appeal

Image of a film reel.

Support the WA Heritage Film Appeal to preserve and make the State Library of WA's heritage film collection accessible to all.

Read more on the WA Heritage Film Appeal.

Future certainty for Albany Entertainment Centre

The McGowan Labor Government has provided funding certainty to ensure the ongoing operations of the Albany Entertainment Centre with an additional new allocation of $1.5 million on top of an original commitment of $464,000.

Read more on the Albany Entertainment Centre.
Events

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2018

Gallery image of Elham Eshraghian's video piece. The piece shows a close up of a young man's face which reflects Arabic writing and a crowd.
Image: Elham Eshraghian, Bohrân, 2017, video still. Courtesy of artist.

Arts graduates from tertiary institutions across the country will be exhibiting their works in the annual Hatched: National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).

Hatched examines the pulse of the nation's emerging arts practices while acting as an important platform for artistic careers. Many well-known Australian artists, including Shaun Gladwell, Julie Dowling and Khaled Sabsabi have exhibited their work in Hatched.

Read more on the Hatched: National Graduate Show 2018.

Opening Night Party 18 May 2018
Exhibition continues until 15 July 2018

PICA, Perth Cultural Centre


Mother's Day at the Art Gallery of WA

Painting of a young woman holding flowers.

Spoil mum with a tour through Italy this Mother's Day. 

Take her on an exhibition tour of the Corsini Collection Thursday to Saturday, or join AGWA for a special Beauty and fashion through the ages tour on Sunday, and then surprise her with a small Corsini gift from the Gallery Shop.

Read more on the Corsini Collection Mother's Day tours.

 

Image: Cesare Dandini  Portrait of Young Woman from the Corsini Family as Flora c1650. 45 x 38 cm. Galleria Corsini, Florence.

10 - 13 May 2018

Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre


Scribblers Festival

Artistic Director Katherine Dorrington and Festival Manager Maria Alessandrino looking at a book.
Image: Artistic Director Katherine Dorrington and Festival Manager Maria Alessandrino. Image by Bewley Shaylor, Courtesy of FORM.

A brand new festival celebrating storytelling is bringing 24 nationally and internationally celebrated children's book authors to Perth.

Alongside dedicated programming for schools and families, the inaugural Scribblers Festival program features a teen podcasting caravan, a poetry-reading train conductor, and creative workshops spanning live cartooning to collective cartography, to haikus upcycled from castoff books.

Read more about Scribblers Festival.

9 - 13 May 2018

Various venues in the Town of Claremont, Perth


music for percussion and electronics

Image: Bohdan Warchomij.

Tura New Music has announced the national tour of renowned WA percussionist Louise Devenish with her program, music for percussion and electronics.

Premiering in Perth later this month, the tour then travels on to Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Read more on Louise Devenish's National Tour.

7:30pm Tuesday 15 May 2018

The Sewing Room, 317 Murray Street, Perth

The Department acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the
traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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