Regional Arts Partnership Program
Country Arts WA is delivering three initiatives within the State Government’s Creative Regions program into arts and culture across Western Australia. One such initiative is the Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP).
The RAPP was launched in October 2016 and aimed at bringing together regional artists and arts organisations with key service organisations, to create collaborative partnership groups to drive regional arts development across Western Australia within five identified priority areas:
- Collaborative creativity
This ground-breaking arts initiative will create the biggest arts network in Western Australia history. The three partnerships to be created under the new initiative are (1) Connect to the Creative Grid – Galleries Exchange Program, (2) Cultural Futures: Next Generation Leadership – Aboriginal Arts Centres Project, and (3) May we have this dance? – Contemporary Dance and Performance Project.
This new program revolutionises the way arts funding is distributed to the regions, allowing arts organisations and individuals to become the drivers of regional arts decision making and work with a much bigger budget and far better allocation of resources. Each of the three projects had been allocated $200,000 for the creation and delivery of their initiatives.
To learn more about the RAPP you can watch the video documentary series we produced detailing the creation of the program here, you can read our series of articles covering the creation process here, or you can explore the details of each cluster below.