Country Arts WA works with all nine regions to ensure arts and culture is woven into the fabric of life in every regional community in Western Australia.
Recognised as a lead organisation, Country Arts WA is the peak body for regional arts and is an independent, not-for-profit, membership based organisation. We are the only arts organisation in WA with a state-wide arts and cultural brief.
The role of Country Arts WA is to build creativity, capacity and connection in and between regional communities to further develop Western Australia’s regional arts sector.
Time is running out! If you want a chance to get your 2017 WA Regional Arts Summit registration cost handed right back to you - you've only got ONE WEEK left to sign up! Go to www.countryartswa.asn.au/summittickets to register now.
May 22, 2017View Post
Building great arts organisations requires good networks, and those don't come without solid communication. The 6th annual Broadband for the Bush forum is coming up, 21 to 13 June, so if you're interested in discussing how best to keep that communication working, you might want to take a peek.
May 21, 2017View Post
If you're enjoying a casual Saturday arvo with the guitar, why not dream a little bigger? Applications and expressions of interest are now open for the Nannup Music Festival and Boyup Brook Art Awards - get your art to an audience! Nannup: http://nannupmusicfestival.org/ Boyup Brook: http://www.countrymusicwa.com.au/
May 20, 2017View Post
// Want to figure out your arts funding? // Country Arts WA has two staff in the Pilbara and Gascoyne around the end of May to help regional organisations learn more about funding. Call Hayley on 9200 6204 if you're keen to catch up, or just for more information. They'll be up there to chat all things arts, with a focus on sharing information on all the arts funding that's available for your next awesome project or strategy. If you're interested please try to call us as soon as possible.
May 19, 2017View Post
One for the musicians - the WA Country Music Awards are open for the year. There's $10,000 in cash and prizes to be won across 10 categories and also a chance to play in front of the huge crowd at Boyup Brook Country Music Festival. Are you hard working artists ready to get your EP, album or video clip out there? If the answer is yes - then what are you waiting for? Download your application from countrymusicwa.com.au and submit it now.
May 19, 2017View Post
// Want to figure out your arts funding? // A couple of our lovely Country Arts WA people are heading up to the Pilbara and Gascoyne at the end of the month to help out! They will be in Carnarvon 29 May, Exmouth 30 May, and Karratha 1 June! They'll be up there to chat all things arts, with a focus on sharing information on all the arts funding that's available for your next awesome project or strategy. If you would like to meet with them while they are on the road please call Hayley on 9200 6204 to arrange a meeting.
May 18, 2017View Post
Heads up, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is looking for a Marketing Coordinator - so if you've got a little experience in the field and want to help bring puppets to loving audiences across WA, this might be one for you.
May 18, 2017View Post
In case you weren't glued to the edge of your seats like we were last night - the WAM Song of the Year awards are out! Sydnee Carter took out the big golden ticket - but for that good regional flavour Nannup Music Festival's Folk award went to Riley Pearce, Boyup Brook Country Music Festival's Country award went to Ralway Bell and Outstanding Regional went to Codee-Lee. That's before we even get to all the incredible nominees! Who were your favourites?
May 18, 2017View Post
Heartwalk 2017 was an absolutely awesome project which Country Arts WA was very happy to support. If you were in Kalgoorlie but somehow missed the tours (what were you doing!?) never fear - there's another guided tour coming up this weekend. Don't miss out again! Big thanks to Artgold inc. Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for getting together to make this happen.
May 17, 2017View Post
Nice Job Vancouver Arts Centre Albany, the Bella Kelly Retrospective was "Highly Commended" at the National Local Government Awards for capacity building and innovation in the arts. Great to see regional WA artistry getting recognised on the national stage! City of Albany News & Events | City of Albany Arts & Culture
May 17, 2017View Post
Just a quick update on the Touring Exhibitions Officer job at ART ON THE MOVE - the deadline's been extended... you've got until May 29 now, so no excuses. Go help spread contemporary art throughout the State!
May 16, 2017View Post
Want your 2017 WA Regional Arts Summit registration fully refunded? Buy your ticket by May 29, and you'll be in the running to have the full cost handed back to you. It doesn't get much better than that! Register now: www.countryartswa.asn.au/summittickets
May 15, 2017View Post
If you're looking for a new job in regional art, Papulankutja Artists are seeking a new manager. You'd be working truly out bush; near the tri-state border, with an incredible community of around 60 artists. If that sounds tantalising don't wait too long, applications close May 22.
May 14, 2017View Post
The communities in the Kimberley and PIlbara have been loving all of Kookoo Kookaburra's funny stories. Next stop on the tour is the Mid West and Wheatbelt! Join Kookoo and his friends in a journey of story-telling, dancing and playing the didgeridoo! Adapted from the Reader’s Choice Children’s Book of the Year by Gregg Dreise from the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards, this heartwarming story teaches children about the importance of friendship, respect and kindness in a fun, interactive performance of Indigenous culture and story-telling. CUE | Tuesday 16 May - Cue Community Hall PERENJORI | Thursday 18 May - Perenjori Town Hall COOROW | Friday 19 May - Coorow District Hall KALANNIE | Monday 22 May - Kalannie Hall KALGOORLIE | Wednesday 24 May - Kalgoorlie Town Hall LAKE GRACE | Friday 26 May - Lake Grace Shire Hall With 17 shows happening across the state, make sure you check out the website for a show near you! https://www.countryartswa.asn.au/events/kookoo-kookaburra/ Presented by Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit Shire of Cue Shire Of Perenjori Kalannie Community Resource Centre Artgold inc. Lake Grace Artists' Group Shire of Lake Grace
May 13, 2017View Post
Hey everyone, remember that the Dryandra Country Art, Food & Wine Trail is this weekend... if you're going to be near Narrogin you really owe it to yourself to take a look. Also; did you know you can list your upcoming regional arts events on our website? There's a form and everything: www.countryartswa.asn.au/add-your-event/ - any events listed up on our website we try to tell everyone about, so give us a heads up! Drive safe on the weekend, and seriously - make a stop in Narrogin if you can.
May 12, 2017View Post
The 2017 WA Regional Arts Summit will be the biggest regional art event of the year, but early bird registrations are open for a limited time only! Save up to $75 off the standard price if you register before 30 June, plus you could be in the running to get your registration fully refunded if you get in before May 29. See www.countryartswa.asn.au/summittickets for details. #ArtSummit2017 #mandurah #gif #art #arts #tickets #summit
May 10, 2017View Post
We've already handed out the first ticket to the #2017RegionalArtsSummit - to Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman, so why wait to get yours? You can pop over to countryartswa.asn.au/summittickets and get in now at early bird prices. #art #arts #ArtSummit2017 #mandurah 📷Susie Blatchford
May 5, 2017View Post
Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and the Arts, David Templeman MLA, today officially launched and became the first delegate of the 2017 WA Regional Arts Summit. The Summit will be held in the beautiful #Peel Region from 12 to 15 October 2017. We can't wait to see you at the WA regional arts event of the year! You can purchase early bird registrations now through our website. Photo: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s General Manager Guy Boyce, Country Arts WA’s Executive Director Paul MacPhail, Minister David Templeman MLA, City of Mandurah's Mayor Marina Vergone, and Country Arts WA's Chairperson Ross Beckett with Wearable Art Mandurah 📷Susie Blatchford
Apr 28, 2017View Post
"Do more yoga" "Sing more" "Learn to listen" After the amazing Marty's Party tour for Shows on the Go the @ActBelongCommit pledge wall arrived back in the office. Some great ideas in there! What would you pledge to stay on top of your #mentalhealth? #actbelongcommit #SOTG2017 #happy
Apr 18, 2017View Post
Students in #Bencubbin trying out all the wacky inventions from #MartysParty workshop. Workshops can be a great way to try out a new hobby and learn some skills. Is there something you've always wanted to try? There's never a better time than right now, and it's good for your mental health! So, what are you waiting for? Get on it! #actbelongcommit @actbelongcommit 📸 Christina Dias
Mar 14, 2017View Post
#Lastchance to send your #votearts message! You know the impact that regional arts funding has on our communities. It makes our community more empowered, connected, diverse, inspired, strong, vibrant, nurturing and much much more. At its core, Vote Arts is more than that. We are ensuring our future generations living in regions are not deprived of arts and cultural activities that make our communities liveable. Support Vote Arts today and send your message now. Link in bio . Photo by Lynn Webb
Mar 10, 2017View Post
Arts inspires both the young and old. There is no question, arts plays an integral part in our communities and already hundreds of Western Australians have sent direct letters highlighting the importance of the regional arts funding. There is only 3 days left to send your #votearts letter - link in bio. . Photo by Lynn Webb . . #artsislife #artist #regionalatbest #youngartist #young #community #supportus
Mar 9, 2017View Post
Young people involved in Tjuma Pulka 96.3 FM's arts program at last year's Kalgoorlie-Boulder NAIDOC Festival, it was the first time they had performed on a professional stage and in front of audience of over 300 people who were left mesmerised by the thoughtful crafting of the dance. Send your #votearts letter now to ensure initiatives like these continue for our younger generation. Link in bio. . Photo by Martine Perret . . #dance #arts #art #performance #life #support
Mar 1, 2017View Post
Have you seen our Vote Arts advocates in the regions? Spotted: In the South West at Southern Forest Arts' exhibition last weekend. We #thank all our regional advocates who have been spreading the Vote Arts message in their communities. It is only 12 days til the state election and we still need your support. Send a #votearts letter to your local politician today! Link in bio. . . #wa #election #state #arts #art #southwest #advocate #needhelp #artsimproveslives #letters #regionals #youth #community #connection #sendnow #cute #kids #support
Feb 28, 2017View Post
@martyputz and his madcap #comedy have kicked off their #showsonthego #RegionalWA tour. Did you know that being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health and well-being? Come down your nearest #MartysParty show and have some fun with your local community! Check sotg.tours/martysparty for details. Presented by @countryartswa and @actbelongcommit #actbelongcommit
Feb 27, 2017View Post
Without arts, it would be harder to bring fun into your communities! It is less than 2 weeks til the state election, this is your last chance to make your voice heard, help keep arts funding in your region! Send your #online #votearts letter today, link in bio. . Photo by @pixelpoetry_ . . #fun #regions #arts #funds #dontstop #supportart #supportartists #makeyourvoiceheard #dontgiveup #sendmessage #wa #election #keepartalive
Feb 27, 2017View Post
Industry veterans boost Boyup Brook’s Shooting Stars
Marty’s Party leaves a trail of toilet paper and smiles
Jungkajungka Woodlands Festival Fieldtrip
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