Established in 1994, Country Arts WA is a not-for-profit, regionally governed, and membership-based organisation.
Country Arts WA delivers extensive state and national touring programs, arts development programs, strategic projects, and manages devolved funding on behalf of the State and Federal Governments – this includes funding for arts projects, support for key regional arts organisations, regional artists, Aboriginal arts, and culture and youth specific programs.
Working in such a vast environment – with potentially limitless scope – Country Arts WA identifies a focus region and targets resources to build capacity in that designated region.
Recognised as a lead organisation of the arts, Country Arts WA is the peak Western Australian body for regional arts and culture, and a member of Regional Arts Australia – a national network with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
Build creativity, capacity and connection in and between regional communities to further develop Western Australia’s regional arts sector.
Country Arts WA believes the success of building awareness and creativity of the arts is the result of numerous well-considered approaches; such as fostering creativity, growth, and resilience in regional communities, as well as using diverse approaches, encouraging cultural connectedness and innovation with accessibility and empowerment in mind.
In working closely with regional Western Australian communities, Country Arts WA develops, funds, and facilitates short and long-term community arts development initiatives, and plays a vital advocacy role for regional arts and culture.
Arts and culture is woven into the fabric of every regional community in Western Australia.
Country Arts WA has a vision: by 2020, regional arts communities’ network reach and capacity will be strong, regional arts policy will be respected and firmly on the agenda of all levels of government, and arts and culture will be contributing to individual, economic, and social development of regional communities.