Touring menu opens, new jobs and the Importance of Being Earnest
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Get your Show on the Road!

Touring Menu 2014 is now open
Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo at BHP Campfires Festival 2011. Photo by Simon O'Leary

Country Arts WA's touring program Shows on the Go is seeking self-contained, professional productions to tour to regional and remote Western Australian communities in 2014.

The Shows on the Go program is designed to ensure that small communities in regional Western Australia have access to high quality performing arts experiences. Country Arts WA delivers three to four statewide tours per year, between four to eight weeks in length and in a multitude of genres. Shows on the Go tours are selected by community presenters voting for what shows they would like to see in their town through the Touring Menu and the Cyberpaddock website. Country Arts WA coordinates the tours and covers the touring costs.

Registrations for productions will open on Tuesday 5 March 2013. Please check here to see if your production can be a Show on the Go!

Country Arts WA will be hosting a Producer Forum and Sundowner at King Street Arts Centre, 357 Murray St Perth from 3.30-5pm on Friday, 15 March 2013 to assist Producers interested in submitting a production into the Shows on the Go selection process. RSVP your attendance by Monday 11 March 2013 to or phone 08 9200 6200.

For more information about Shows on the Go or to submit your production into the selection process contact a member of our Touring Team on 08 9200 6200 or email
Grants and Funding Information

Catalyst Funding

There are four categories available under the Catalyst funding program.

The Catalyst Community Arts Fund supports projects that facilitate and support Western Australian community-determined arts and culture activities that express local culture and identity and promote the values of community empowerment, social inclusion, respect for diversity and self-determination.

This fund focuses on the community learning new skills, experiencing and participating in the arts.

The next round closes on the 30th March 2013 for projects beginning after 1 July 2013.

Get more information from and If you have any further queries, please call (08) 9226 2422 or email

Grants Links

Australian Antarctic Fellowship  
Connect -  Community Collections Funding      
Australia Council 2013 Grants and Initiatives  
Creative Opportunities and Workshops

Denmark Festival of Voice Performer Applications Closing Soon

The Denmark Festival of Voice is held over two days and three nights every year over the June long weekend in the beautiful south coastal town of Denmark, Western Australia.

A project of Denmark Arts, DFoV is a sublime celebration of the human voice with a particular focus on the joy of community singing.

Applications for Performers close 28 February, 2013. 

Apply Now 

Opportunities Links

Art on the Move Call For Proposals 
Same but Different: Experimentation and Innovation in Desert Arts II   
Desert Harmony Festival 2013   
The Desart Art Centre Conference 2013   
Adriane Daff The Importance of Being Earnest 9-28 March 2013 State Theatre Centre of WA image 1 Robert Frith (Acorn Photo)
Job Opportunities

Mangkaja Arts Resources Agency Arts Co-ordinator

Mangkaja, a vibrant Aboriginal Art Centre located in Fitzroy Crossing. The Art Co-ordinator is responsible for coordinating the arts development and exhibition programs and also to assist in the delivery of our cultural program.  The role is ideally suited to an experienced arts practitioner/teacher with knowledge of the Aboriginal arts industry and is seeking to work in a dynamic and challenging role in remote Australia.

Applications close Monday 11th March 2013.

For more information on Mangkaja please refer to  For a full position description and selection criteria, please email

Jobs Links

Big hART Marketing Position   
InCite Youth Arts
Community Cultural Inclusion Officer Tuggeranong Arts Centre    
Competitions, Awards and Art Prizes

NAIDOC Week Theme and Poster Competition

The theme for NAIDOC week 2013 is "We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petition 1963".

The National NAIDOC Poster Competition is an opportunity for talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to have their artwork, based on the National NAIDOC theme, showcased across Australia as part of NAIDOC celebrations.

The 2013 National NAIDOC Poster Competition is now open and you can submit your artwork along with the completed poster competition entry form.

Entries close Friday 29 March.

For some inspiration, check out the winning entry for the 2012 national poster competition.

Competitions Links

28th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition     

Regional Broadcast of the Importance of Being Earnest

Black Swan State Theatre Company is continuing its successful live broadcasts in 2013 with a third installment: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

It will be broadcast live on Friday, 22 March 2013 at 7.30pm from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to regional WA audiences over the Westlink network.

The live broadcast of theatre performances is an opportunity for thousands of regional WA citizens who cannot attend Black Swan performances, because of distance or financial constraints, to share a state-wide ‘live’ experience within their own home or community.

Tickets to see the live broadcast at regional venues are $10.

Contact your local venue for tickets.

What's On Links

Dorothy Erickson Her Mother's Daughter  
Kep Koondarminy; Family Day 2013    
2013 Portrait Show Front Room Gallery

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