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Welcome to 2013 – and what a year it will be!

Planning is already well underway for the first Shows on the Go tour for the year, Jane Germain and the Lazy Boys hit road on Wednesday 20 March and head around the state on a three week tour. Also touring in 2013 for Shows on the Go are the Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s show Boats and larrikin comedian Damian Callinan returns to regional WA with The Cave to the Rave: A Comedy Danceathon.

The Regional Arts Development Team is back in action too, with a big funding deadline coming up in March. So make sure you check the Funding page to see what opportunities are available to help you get your project off the ground. From Quick Response Grants to Cultural Worker position funding, we’re here to help.

Artistic Director Ben Fox is looking forward to relocating to Kalgoorlie-Boulder where he will be on the ground and amongst it all in preparations for the 2014 RAA National Conference and Festival.

Finally, this week will be launching a public advocacy campaign called Vote Arts: Vote Regional Arts For Stronger Healthier Communities.  We want to make sure that regional arts will be on the policy agenda no matter who wins the election – so stay tuned for an announcement later this week and make sure you get involved.

Here’s to an exciting and successful year to you all!  We look forward to keeping you across happenings in the WA regional arts – of course if you have anything you would like included as well please send it through to

Thank you for supporting Country Arts WA and Art e Facts.
Grants and Funding Information

Regional Events Scheme

The Regional Events Scheme (RES) is an annual funding round administered by Tourism WA, through its Eventscorp division.

The scheme is designed to assist with the development of events as tourist attractions within regional Western Australia.

The annual 2013-14 RES funding round is now open for events that fall between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. 

The total funding pool is $750,000 and event holders can request funding between $5,000 - $50,000.

The closing deadline for applications is at 5pm, February 4, 2013.

Further information and application criteria are available here.   

Grants links

Country Arts WA Funding News   
Connect -  Community Collections Funding     
RAC Community Sponsorships
Australia Council 2013 Grants and Initiatives
Shire of Broome Community Sponsorship Program    
Creative Opportunities and Workshops

DCA Call for Peer Assessors 2013-2016

DCA seeks expressions of interest from artists, arts and cultural workers and creative industry professionals to join a pool of peer assessors for the following grants programs:
  • Arts Development;
  • Contemporary Music;
  • Designer Fashion;
  • Indigenous Arts; and
  • Young People and the Arts.
DCA requires a mix of arts-related, business, marketing and creative industries professionals, administrators and audience members to assess its grants.

Peer assessors will possess specialist expertise in the development and practice of one or more art forms and/or creative practice; have an informed opinion of sector and community needs, response and interest; and be available to participate in and contribute to assessment processes.

Expressions of Interest due 5pm Friday 1 February 2013.
Find out more here

Opportunities Links

Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference: Articulate 2013  
Write in the Great Southern - Crowdfunding Campaign  
The AWESOME Creative Challenge   
Common Threads of Identity Wearable Art Exhibition
More opportunities here
What's On -Performances, gallery openings, showings, get togethers
Job Opportunities

Two Roles with Pollinators in Geraldton

CityHive Coordinator 
This role’s purpose is to create and activate community spaces that are creative, attractive and productive. This role’s accountabilities would include:
  • Project management of the move into a new building on Marine Tce,
  • Operational management of CityHive,
  • Coordinating the “Livening up the Laneways” project,

Learning Program Coordinator 
This role’s purpose is to curate, promote and facilitate shared learning experiences that enable people to effectively lead businesses, projects and social change. This role’s accountabilities would include:
  • Programming and hosting our learning and networking events,
  • Coordinating the ‘Catalyst’ leadership program,
  • Ensuring our services meet member’s expectations.
Both roles are part time. To find out more contact Andrew Outhwaite via email or 0466694702
Competitions, Awards and Art Prizes

2013 WA Youth Awards

Western Australian residents are encouraged to nominate an outstanding young person for the annual WA Youth Awards.

Western Australians are encouraged to nominate outstanding individuals and/or groups in any of the following categories:
  • Minister for Youth’s Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award
  • Innovate! BHP Billiton Award
  • Motivate! Woodside Award
  • Recreate! Cadets WA Award
  • Create! Propel Youth Arts Award
  • Educate! Edith Cowan University Award
  • Participate! Commissioner for Children and Young People Award
Category winners will receive $2,000, and the WA Young Person of the Year will receive two return tickets to a European destination courtesy of the Department for Communities – Youth and Singapore Airlines.
Journalists and photographers will also be recognised for reporting on young people and youth issues through the 2013 Communicate! WA Youth Media Awards.

For more information or to nominate, go to or call 6551 8700.

Competitions Links

Great Southern Art Award
Western Australian Indigenous Art Award    
Mid West Art Prize 2013 
2013 Dampier Art Awards  

Hare Brain races to Mandurah!

Before it heads out on its 2013 GO Regional Tour to schools across the state, our much-loved show Hare Brain will be performed at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre as part of their School Holiday season.

Inspired by Aesop's The Tortoise and the Hare - Hare Brain tackles the age old dilemma - does fast & furious or slow & steady win the race?
The season runs from 9 - 19 January with performances from Tuesday – Saturday at 11am & 2pm (excluding Sundays & Mondays).

For more information or to book go to    

What's On Links

National Play Festival    
We Don't Need a Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert
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