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Funding Highlights ~ DCA

Funding Highlights

Culture and the Arts (WA) distributes more than $28 million in funding to bring a vibrant mix of arts and culture to Western Australian audiences.

This includes over $19.5 million in funding to non-government organisations, over $5 million to individuals, groups and organisations. $4.7 million, funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, was distributed through the Regional Venues Investment Fund, Future Focus for WA Aboriginal Art Centres, and the Regional and Remote Touring Fund.  

Through its funding, Culture and the Arts (WA)  provides assistance to major festivals, including the annual Perth International Arts Festival, the FRINGE WORLD Festival, and the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, as well as to dozens of non-government arts organisations, and individual practitioners across a broad range of art forms and disciplines.

Culture and the Arts (WA)’s funding programs aim to stimulate and support the development, growth and viability of the arts, culture and creative industry sectors in WA by assisting emerging and established artists, creative practitioners, arts workers, groups and organisations with funding to undertake and deliver a broad range of projects and activities across multiple art forms and disciplines.

Successful Grant Recipients


Arts U-15k (Available June 2019)

Arts 15k-plus (Available June 2019)

Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program


Aboriginal Arts

Commercial Development

Community Engagement

Connecting to Country

Creative Development

Future Focus for Aboriginal Art Centres

New Work in the House

Regional and Remote Touring Fund

Regional Touring Boost

Regional Venues Improvement Fund

Scholarships and Fellowships