Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. Established in 1994, we are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit organisation supported by State and Federal Government funding.
Our purpose is to build the creativity, connection and capacity of regional communities to further develop WA’s regional arts sector around key outcomes of diversity, sustainability, relevance, and celebration.
We work with the regional arts sector by focusing on arts’ investment and project advice opportunities, strategies to encourage development and growth, communication of strong, positive stories and the networking of regional hubs and leadership programs across the State.
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.
We do this by fostering creativity, growth and resilience in regional communities using diverse approaches encouraging cultural connectedness and innovation, with accessibility and empowerment in mind. In working closely with regional Western Australian communities, we develop, fund and facilitate short and long-term community arts development initiatives and play a vital advocacy role for regional arts and culture.
Arts and culture is woven into the fabric of every regional community in Western Australia.
By 2020 networks will be strengthened across the state, regional arts policy will be firmly on the agenda of all levels of government, arts and culture will be contributing to individual and economic development and social advancement of regional communities. The regional arts sector’s capacity will be strong and will continue to be better resourced, promoted and valued.