Vote Arts

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Vote Arts

Vote Arts for your community at this State Election on 11 March 2017. Arts have a key role to play in making regional communities liveable, accessible, dynamic and diverse places to live and it is important that investment into regional arts continues. As the State’s leading regional arts organisation, Country Arts WA has called for significant ongoing investment into the arts across Western Australia with the Vote Arts Campaign.

  • The Vote Arts Campaign is lobbying for continued $ 24 million regional arts funding from 2020 to 2024.

How you can support Vote Arts?

1. Talk to Your Local MP

Speaking to your local Members of Parliament (MP) and major party candidates and exposing them to the activity and passion of people who are interested, involved and work in regional arts and culture is a great way to ensure that Vote Arts succeed. These people are making decisions on your behalf and it might be your voice that is resonating in their head when they do so.

If you are unsure who your local MP and major party candidates are, we have created a list for you! Click here to download the contact list of the WA State Election Major Party Candidates.

To help you, we have also developed a simple step-by-step guide that will arm you with all the information and tools you need to have when speaking to local candidates in your electorate. Click here to download the Guide to Talking to Your Local MP.

2. Send Your Vote Arts Letter

You can send your letter in 5 simple clicks! Make your voice heard today!

We have created letters for your sitting local MP and all candidates in your electorate. Just click the button below to launch the letter page.

  • Remember to share this page on social media, either by copy and paste the URL of this page and sharing it via your social media of choice OR tagging us by using @VoteArts or hashtag #votearts
  • Ask your friends to get involved – share a link to this page and/or tell them about it, ask them to get involved too.

Country Arts WA is committed to advancing regional arts in Western Australia and, together, we can make it happen. Support us by spreading the word about the Vote Arts Campaign.

Perth metro residents can also have their voice heard through The Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia’s campaign – Arts Improves Lives.

Send your letter

Why is Vote Arts important?

This recommitment and continuation of funding in 2020 to 2024 is necessary to build on the tangible social and economic returns that have been delivered by the Royalties for Regions Creative Regions Program which saw $24 million invested over four years (2015-2019) in regional arts in Western Australia. These critical funds has had proven results in creating hundreds of regional employment opportunities, delivery of over 900 new arts projects, and enhanced skills of artists and arts workers.

This is further outlined in the Regional Arts Policy Framework that was launched at steps of Parliament House in October 2016. The framework provides analysis of the significant social and economic benefits that have been delivered through the Government’s $24 million Royalties for Regions Creative Regions Program.

Art creates opportunities for social interaction, inclusion and community cohesion. As more people become involved in regional arts, through one-one-one interaction with an arts organisation or participation in a funded project, our regional communities become more creative, connected and dynamic places to live. This is why we are calling for Western Australians to Vote Arts in their regional communities.

Country Arts WA

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, 2017

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