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Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia

The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia supports the development and growth of WA's Aboriginal visual arts sector. We observe, comment on and shape what's happening in the industry both in WA and on a National scale.

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  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

Aboriginal art centres in WA can become members of the Hub to receive services and support such as:

  • Specialised training for managers, staff, governing committees, and artists
  • Liaison and networking opportunities
  • Communication with other member art centres
  • Best practice advice
  • IT support
  • Marketing and promotion opportunities
  • Assistance with recruitment, employment contract reviews, and staff appraisals
  • Advocacy - speaking out about issues that effect our members and Aboriginal artists
  • The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA's services respond to the challenges facing art centres as they build the artistic and economic potential of their respective communities. We conduct regular consultation with our members to ensure our services and methods of support are highly relevant and effective.

 


The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA is a project of Country Arts WA and is supported by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - Office for the Arts under the National Arts and Crafts Industry Support (NACIS) Program. 

 

Artsedge

ArtsEdge is a strategic arts in education partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and the Department of Education (DoE). Conceived as a one year pilot project in 1998 through the School Arts Visiting Organisation (SAVO) and delivered in partnership between DCA and DoE since 1999, ArtsEdge is a strategic alliance facilitating partnerships across and between the arts and cultural and education sectors.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

Additionally, ArtsEdge is a key delivery mechanism of Creative Connections: An Arts in Education Partnership Framework.
Through facilitation between the sectors, ArtsEdge creates opportunities through partnership to encourage, develop, promote and celebrate learning environments which spark creativity in students and their school communities.

ArtsEdge supports the sectors through partnering and facilitating the development of a range of services and resources designed to recognise and promote the value and importance of arts and culture across the curriculum.

ArtsEdge encourages communication between the sectors, with the recognition and celebration of achievement in arts in education, one of the program’s most important roles.

Program Principles

Five principles guide our activities and undertakings:

Engagement
ArtsEdge fosters the value of the arts in enhancing learning in school communities, particularly in relation to participation and engagement across the curriculum.
Enjoyment
We encourage the participation of all students in high quality educational and artistic activities.
We recognise and advocate for the wide ranging educational benefits of participating and engaging in dynamic learning experiences.
We champion the personal and social benefits a variety of arts experiences brings to the lives of participants.
We consider it fundamental that the arts and cultural and education sectors have the opportunity to engage in professional learning programs which enrich knowledge, increase confidence and fuel enthusiasm to undertake further arts experiences.
Advocacy
ArtsEdge values the contributions successful partnerships between the arts and education sectors make in enhancing the learning experiences of students.
We are committed to developing and strengthening quality partnerships in and between the arts and cultural and education sectors.
We strive to promote and showcase the achievements and outcomes of partnerships involving school communities.
Accessibility
We are committed to developing, providing and promoting products though print and online services.
We consider it essential that professional learning programs are accessible to all interested parties across Western Australia.
Sustainability
We appreciate the importance of arts and cultural experiences being affordable for individual schools in a range of settings.
We support making the best use of available community resources including venues, facilities and expertise.
We believe in the value of collaborative approaches to marketing.
We aim to facilitate sustainable partnerships to further arts education development.
Key Services

Facilitating Partnerships

ArtsEdge encourages the development of exciting partnerships between the arts and cultural and education sectors. We work to enable opportunities for students, educators and artists to work together.

Professional Learning

Professional learning for Educators and Artists provides access to and information from arts and cultural practitioners, consultants and advisory services regarding planning, developing and implementing arts learning experiences.

Promotion and Resources

ArtsEdge is dedicated to visioning, developing, implementing and promoting events and projects which support, recognise, advocate and celebrate opportunities in arts in education. These include industry events, briefings, conferences, workshops via the ArtsEdge website through the What’s On calendar of arts and cultural events, and showcasing arts in education stories via the ArtsEdge E-Newsletter and Spotlight on Success web pages.

ArtsEdge print and online publications include:

Telling Tales
Artists in Schools: The ArtsEdge Guide for Artists and Teachers in Western Australia (Second Edition 2009)
Artsamazing: The ArtsEdge Guide to Arts and Cultural Education Events in Western Australia (2012 Edition)
Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Grants Program Case Study Publications (First Edition Pilot Year 1: 2009-2010)
We continue to work alongside the arts and cultural and education sectors in resource development. 

Artsource

Artsource offers a tailored art lease and art commission service.

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  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

Our expert Art Consultants can assist in the development of small to large scale art projects; engaging artists across a range of mediums to create temporary or permanent artworks to enliven exterior or interior spaces. Contact Artsource to find art that suits your identity, your space and your budget.

Artsource is Western Australia’s peak representative body for visual artists, actively promoting the recognition and appreciation of visual arts both nationally and internationally for over twenty-five years. A not-for-profit organisation in operation since 1986, Artsource delivers high quality services that inspire, expand and improve the profile of over 900 member visual artists, their professional development and sustainability of the visual arts sector in Western Australia.

Artsource aims to support artists in every step of their career with services that are relevant, practical and accessible. We provide affordable studio spaces for artistic work, advice on business and commercial issues, advocacy for an environment that supports making exceptional works and ongoing professional development in metropolitan and regional WA.

In addition, Artsource provides a bank of consultancy services for public and private clients, ranging from general advice on art matters to comprehensive project management, public art policy development and community engagement consultation.

Ausdance WA

Ausdance WA is a membership organisation providing support and advocacy for all forms of dance.

Details

  • Arts:Dance

Description

Established in 1977, Ausdance WA is a membership organisation providing support and advocacy for all forms of dance. We are part of a network of Ausdance State organisations delivering integrated programs across the country, anticipating industry issues and providing innovative and inclusive responses. The national office is based in Canberra.

Support

Our membership program is here to support dancers through each step of their careers. By keeping in touch with the individuals working within our sector, we provide informed and effective advocacy for dance in Western Australia.

Inspire

Ausdance WA is a proud supporter of Healthways Act-Belong-Commit message. Our annual schedule of projects presents an array of free opportunities to get involved and make dance part of your every day life. 

Educate

We endeavor to raise the bar for dance education in Western Australia through developing a range of professional development training programs for both studio and school teachers.

Black Maria Film Collective

Black Maria Film Collective (BMFC) strives to be Perth’s definitive film and artistic hub; screening films and organising networking events for Perth's film and creative community.

  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Established:2019
  • Arts:Film

Description

Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Austalia

Arts and culture plays an integral role in the lives of Western Australians and our communities. This enriching role is at times unsung and unrecognised in both its contribution and its benefits to our State. People throughout WA are actively engaged in arts and culture either through direct participation or through appreciating the vital contribution that arts and culture makes to the vibrancy, sophistication and creativity of our region.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

Engagement in, and attention to the development of arts and culture in Western Australia is essential to the future of our State and can underpin many of our aspirations for an enriched society that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. We also have an opportunity to be a leader in some keys arts and cultural areas driven by our strengths in these sectors. Indigenous arts and culture, music, dance, theatre are just some areas where Western Australian talent has excelled gaining international attention and admiration.

Local, State and Federal governments and the private sector must further recognise the importance of arts and culture as a key contributor to WA’s prosperity. We also have the chance to embrace a role as a leading contributor and collaborator to arts and culture in the ASPAC and global community in which we are so closely tied through our trade relationships. 

Community Arts Network Western Australia

Community Arts Network Western Australia (CAN WA) is the peak body for community arts and cultural development in Western Australia. We inspire and mobilise communities to explore and express their own unique culture through art production, cultural programs, skills development and funding opportunities.

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  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

Community Arts Network (CAN WA) facilitates community arts and cultural development programs for community wellbeing in Western Australia.

CAN WA does not limit itself to involvement with projects that are exclusively or typically ‘artistic’. We are interested in ventures that connect with issues outside the arts. Some of these issues include health, Indigenous self-determination and environmental awareness. We seek projects with breadth and depth, with substance and style. We are particularly focused on projects that are ‘process-driven’, where the experience of creating is as valuable as the creative product that emerges at the end. We believe that art can connect, activate and vitalize communities.

CAN WA’s member-organisations range from individual arts-practitioners to large local government agencies and cultural development organisations. We also have funding relationships with the organisations listed in Our Partners. 

Country Arts WA

Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. We are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit supported by State and Federal Government funding

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

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 celebrate and strengthen WA's powerful regional arts sector to create connected and creative communities.

Department for Culture and the Arts

The Department of Culture and the Arts commitment is focussed on enriching lives of all Western Australians by supporting the arts and cultural sectors to provide unique and transforming experiences.

Details

  • Arts:Industry
  • Government:State

Description

With a broad canvas of responsibilities, Western Australia’s Department of Culture and the Arts supports the impetus for the creation and consumption of artistic endeavours and cultural experiences in the state.

The Culture and Arts portfolio includes the Art Gallery of WA, the Perth Theatre Trust, ScreenWest, the State Library, the State Records Office and the WA Museum, along with the Department’s policy development and funding role. Collectively, the portfolio works to achieve a vibrant, sustainable and accessible arts sector, while protecting and promoting the state’s natural, cultural and documentary collections.

The Department’s vision paints a picture of a Western Australian community enriched by unique and transforming encounters. Whether individuals choose to be creators, participants, or simply observers in artistic or cultural encounters, these interactions enhance community wellbeing, while influencing and shaping the state’s distinctive personality.

Refer to www.dca.wa.gov.au for more information.

 

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet at the wildly acclaimed Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™.

  • Type:State Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Youth

Description

Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.

Get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras. Learn how to feed and engage with Erth’s dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience that connects young audiences to the real science of palaeontology.

FORM

FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia.

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

We see creativity as a catalyst for positive change, and we believe that the best, most vibrant places to live are the ones that nurture dynamic creativity, showcase cultural diversity, insist on quality, and are shaped with people in mind.

Our activities span high-level artist development and exhibitions, place-making and strategy, social and multicultural engagement, cultural infrastructure development, Aboriginal cultural maintenance, research, and advocacy. All of these activities are connected by the exploration of artistic excellence, whether through processes or outcomes.

FORM is a State-based organisation. We have head offices (Station Masters House) and a project space (The Goods Shed) in Claremont, FORM Gallery and offices in Perth CBD, and facilities in the Pilbara (Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Spinifex Hill Studios, and Port Hedland Visitor Centre).

King Street Arts Centre

The Kings Street Arts Centre is a home for arts and cultural organisations representing a blend of youth, regional, community and professional arts activity and practice. These include Artsource, Ausdance Western Australia, Buzz Dance Theatre, Community Arts Network WA (CANWA), Country Arts WA, FORM, Steps Youth Dance Company and the West Australian Youth Theatre Company (WAYTC).

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  • Arts:Visual Arts,Dance,Youth

Description

The King Street Arts Centre is located between King and Murray Street in Perth and occupies the former Munster House. Originally built in the early 1900s Munster House was extensively refurbished in the late 1990s to establish the King Street Arts Centre.

The Kings Street Arts Centre is a home for arts and cultural organisations representing a blend of youth, regional, community and professional arts activity and practice. These include Artsource, Ausdance Western Australia, Buzz Dance Theatre, Community Arts Network WA (CANWA), Country Arts WA, FORM, Steps Youth Dance Company and the West Australian Youth Theatre Company (WAYTC).

The two meeting rooms at the King Street Art Centre are available for bookings by arts organisations and private companies.

Please refer to the King Street Art Centre Booking Guidelines for more information including conditions of use, fees, venue details and maps. Venue hire rates will increase from 1 January 2013. To make a booking, download the Application Form:

KSAC Venue Bookings Policy
KSAC Booking Application Form.
Three dance studios with sprung dance floors (second floor) are also available for hire, managed by Ausdance. Please refer to the Guidelines for further information or contact Ausdance on (08) 9322 6101.

The building is maintained by Metway Real Estate on behalf of the Department of Culture and the Arts. 

Majkidz

Youth theatre workshops at His Majesty's Theatre.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

His Majesty’s Theatre is now accepting applications for its kids’ theatre program, MajKidz. Combining a variety of live theatre skills, the workshops aim to enhance students’ theatrical skills, enrich their performing arts experience, and build their self-confidence. Above all that, though, MajKidz aims to provide a fun experience for its students.

Though it is performance-focused, MajKidz is not an acting school – it’s an exploration of movement, improvisation, costume, props, sound, and more. Students are taken through all aspects of theatre, from choreography to lighting design; stage combat to puppetry.

MajKidz workshops are held once a month on Saturday mornings from 9:00am until 12:30pm.

Move Me Dance WA

MoveMe is a promotional body for contemporary dance in Western Australia.

  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

 MoveMe was created to lift the profile of professional contemporary dance performances presented in WA as part of the marketing and audience development plan initiated through Future Moves, a four year strategic plan to develop and invigorate contemporary dance in Western Australia.

The Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts allocated $1.6 million to the initiative being managed by Ausdance WA, STRUT dance and the Department of Culture & the Arts.

Musica Viva

Musica Viva is proud of its national presence, working on stages and in schools across the country. The company is represented by state managers and coordinators, as well as a volunteer committee in each state.

Details

  • Arts:Music

Description

Founded in 1945, Musica Viva is Australia's oldest independent professional performing arts organisation. As an independent non-profit arts organisation, Musica Viva relies on the essential support of donors, funding partners, government support, corporate partners, and the many volunteers who freely give their time.

Thanks to their help, Musica Viva continues to share the delights of chamber music with audiences throughout Australia, presenting over 2,400 concerts in capital cities, regional communities and schools - not to mention the national and international artists we support throughout our vast range of programs.

Musica Viva stands for the transformative power of live music and for the unique creative force that is unleashed through a life-long engagement with music.

Richard Goldner's vision of Musica Viva has been inspiring since Dec 1945 and recently designated by the Federal Government as a National Flagship amongst the 28 Major Performing Arts Companies of Australia.  

Performing Lines WA

Performing Lines WA nurtures the development of independent West Australian theatre and dance artists.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

We provide advice and support where we can, and seek suitable contexts to develop, produce and tour the work of selected artists.
Performing Lines WA help artists get their projects off the ground. We offer managing and producing services to four core theatre and dance artists in WA on an ongoing basis and produce the work of other independent artists on a project basis.
Our services include:
Creative Producing: we get new work onto the stage;
Touring: we seek and support regional, national and international touring opportunities;
Financial management: we help artists get the funds they need and manage the budget for individual projects;
Production: we manage the technical and production aspects of performances;
Strategic and business planning: we support artists planning for a sustainable future and identify opportunities for development;
Marketing and communications: we get West Australian artists seen and heard.

Perth Theatre Company

Perth Theatre Company has been producing award-winning, professional theatre in Western Australia since 1983. Originally known as SWY Theatre, in 1994 the Company changed its name to Perth Theatre Company and became a resident at the Playhouse Theatre.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

Perth Theatre Company has been producing award-winning, professional theatre in Western Australia since 1983. Originally known as SWY Theatre, in 1994 the Company changed its name to Perth Theatre Company and became a resident at the Playhouse Theatre.

In late 2008, Melissa Cantwell was appointed as the Artistic Director of Perth Theatre Company, debuting her directing skills in this role with Sir Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Equus at His Majesty’s Theatre in September 2009.

UNDER THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIP OF MELISSA CANTWELL, PERTH THEATRE COMPANY IS PROUD TO DEVELOP NEW WEST AUSTRALIAN THEATRE, PROVIDE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL ARTISTS, AS WELL AS ENGAGING IN GROUND-BREAKING WORKS THAT ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION AND PROVIDE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES FOR ITS AUDIENCES.

In December 2010, Perth Theatre Company assumed residency at the new State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, where it will present world class contemporary theatre in the state of the art ‘black box’ performance space, the Studio Underground. 

Perth Theatre Trust

Perth Theatre Trust's mission is to offer wide-ranging arts experiences in well-managed venues.

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts
  • Government:State

Description

The Perth Theatre Trust is a statutory authority established and constituted under the Perth Theatre Trust Act 1979, to manage and operate theatres vested in or leased to it.

The venues currently managed by the Trust are:

  • His Majesty’s Theatre
  • Subiaco Arts Centre
  • State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
  • Albany Entertainment Centre.


The Trust’s venues are used by local, national and international performing arts companies, performers and artists, both professional and amateur. School and children’s performances and activities are also presented at these venues.

Funded arts organisations presenting regular seasons in Trust venues include the Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera, as well as the Perth International Arts Festival.

The Trust supports the presentation or co-production of some events in its theatres.

The Trust operates in Culture and Arts (WA), a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Culture and the Arts (WA) provides corporate support to the Trust, including human resources, financial and information system support.

Screenwest

ScreenWest is Western Australia's screen funding and development agency, committed to working in partnership with the screen industry to develop, support and promote film, television and digital media production in Western Australia.

Details

  • Arts:Film

Description

ScreenWest’s Vision
 ScreenWest is the partner of choice, enabling a thriving, distinctive and world-class Western Australian Screen Industry.

ScreenWest’s Mission
 ScreenWest exists to partner with the Screen Industry to produce and promote quality storytelling that delivers multiple cultural and economic benefits to the Western Australian community.

ScreenWest’s Values

Innovation

Partnership

Accountability

ScreenWest Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016

After an extensive consultation process which engaged the views and contributions of ScreenWest's stakeholders including producers, industry practitioners, service providers, broadcasters and Government partners, we are proud to launch this new ScreenWest Strategic Plan.

The ScreenWest Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016 will provide a strategic, concise and practical guide to ScreenWest operations and inform how the agency will support the Western Australian industry over the next five years. 

Steps Youth Dance Company

STEPS Youth Dance Company is a not for profit part-time organisation offering extraordinary dance experiences for young people. STEPS engages Arts professionals to inspire, mentor and work with young company members (9-25) to develop performance skills, increase confidence and engage the creative energy of dancers and audiences alike exposing them to the transformative power of dance.

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

STEPS dancers are selected through auditions and applications. Members of the company have the opportunity to take part in skills development, creative workshops, rehearsals and professional public performance opportunities.

STEPS also provides exciting vehicles for young choreographers to develop, explore and bring to fruition their ideas through mentorship, choreographic workshops and studio showings. STEPS are proud to facilitate the development of a body of youth choreography.

Our Vision

The vision for STEPS Youth Dance Company is to activate the artist in our dancers and to engage the creative energy of audiences. We provide the means for young people to create their own original contemporary dance culture by delivering cutting edge, explorative work.

Our Mission

Inclusive opportunities for children and young people to collaborate with professional artists in dance making;
Performance opportunities in diverse physical environments and multi-arts contexts;
Access to training and creative opportunities using new technology and processes;
Strengthening the youth dance creative hub, extending networks and our profile in the arts and broader community;
Challenging and extending the performance skills, technique and creative capacity of our young dancers; and
Engage and develop high calibre independent artists in youth dance practice.
Our Values

We value inclusivity, cultural diversity and integration of all contemporary art forms, exploration and risk, and the role of the young person as provocateur. 

Strut Dance

STRUT connects quality contemporary dance with audiences and aims to promote innovative choreography and excellent practice by engaging with a diverse community of artists, locally, nationally, and internationally. STRUT's top priority is to ensure high quality work is produced by WA artists and to bring more people to experience and appreciate contemporary dance.

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

Founded in 2002, by Gabrielle Sullivan and Sue Peacock, STRUT dance has since grown into the main support organisation for the contemporary dance sector in Western Australia. STRUT connects quality contemporary dance with audiences and aims to promote innovative choreography and excellent practice by engaging with a diverse community of artists, locally, nationally, and internationally. STRUT's top priority is to ensure high quality work is produced by WA artists and to bring more people to experience and appreciate contemporary dance.

STRUT, a hub where professional dancers can connect through a creative dance network, is located in the King Street Arts Centre in the heart of Perth and has eighty members.

Each year STRUT dance initiates a curated program of choreographic activities and offers a range of responsive programs to support its members including:

Creative residencies both curated and responsive
International exchanges
Studio showings and in-theatre seasons
Regular training and workshops
Administrative, auspicing and publicity support

STRUT dance is a supporting partner of Critical Path and Dancehouse.  

Symphony of Hope: Hope For Matilda

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to courageous toddler Matilda Page.

  • Type:Charity
  • Local Clubs:Music
  • Charity:Disabilities,Health

Details

  • Established:2013
  • Arts:Music,Youth

Description

In celebration of Matilda Page’s second birthday, the South Side Symphony Orchestra (SSSO), is hosting a Symphony of Hope on 15 June.

This matinee concert is to raise vital medical research funds in the fight against Sanfilippo Syndrome – the rare and sadly fatal genetic condition Matilda Page was diagnosed with when she was just 3 months old.

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to the courageous Page family. Concert-goers will be helping to bring Hope to Matilda and a generation of children just like her.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person, $5 per child or $55 per family at www.sanfilippo.org.au/symphonyhope. There are also concession rates available.

 

Tura

Tura New Music Ltd is a not for profit music organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Tura is a producer as well as resource centre and advocate for New Music. Founded in 1987 Tura has a proud history of achievement in initiating cultural development in Western Australia from inner city Perth to remote communities of Western Australia.

Details

  • Arts:Music

Description

Tura New Music Ltd is a not for profit music organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Tura is a producer as well as resource centre and advocate for New Music. Founded in 1987 Tura has a proud history of achievement in initiating cultural development in Western Australia from inner city Perth to remote communities of Western Australia.

Tura presents a year round program of events including:

The Totally Huge New Music Festival
Sounds Outback
Scale Variable New Chamber Music Series
Club Zho
Regional Touring Program
Remote Residency Program
Artists in Residence Program
Tura houses an impressive archive of Western Australian New Music material which is currently being catalogued and prepared for establishing an online archive, in partnership with Edith Cowan University.
As a service provider, Tura supports the careers of composers, sound artists and performers as well as advising a broad range of organisations on New Music and sound initiatives.

Purpose

To be the peak body for New Music in Western Australia, advocating for and supporting the full life cycle of New Music – the creation, development, promotion, presentation and distribution of New Music – for its artists, organisations and audiences, locally, nationally and internationally.

Vision

The lives of Western Australians and lovers of New Music everywhere are enriched by extraordinary, challenging and innovative cultural experiences, with Western Australia recognised as a hotbed of New Music making and experimentation.

Tura New Music

Develops and delivers diverse productions, presentations, events and tours
Presents a diverse range of programs that provide opportunities for education, sensory and intellectual enrichment and which contribute to Western Australia’s cultural identity
Supports the creation, development, promotion and presentation of New Music across a broad range of activity including but not limited to orchestra/chamber, improvisation, electronica, computer music, sound art and new forms that are and will be created
Acts as a resource and advocacy centre for Government, industry, composers, performers and the community
Provides vital support, information and advice to emerging and accomplished New Music composers and performers and organisations
Promotes discussion with regard to the diverse philosophies and techniques of New Music
Promotes interaction and collaboration between New Music and other contemporary art forms, including new media.
What is New Music?

New Music – from compositions of contemporary orchestral works to the latest in computer-generated music – is created by composers living and practicing today in a variety of genres and forms, all sharing the common theme that they rigorously explore new ground in their particular field of creativity, exposing audiences to new possibilities in music and sound.
 

WA Youth Theatre Company

Since 1990 WAYTCo has provided opportunities for thousands of young Western Australians to engage in theatre through performance, workshops, directing, writing and technical production roles as well as audience members.

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

ince 1990 WAYTCo has provided opportunities for thousands of young Western Australians to engage in theatre through performance, workshops, directing, writing and technical production roles as well as audience members.

WAYTCo is a membership organisation. Anybody under 27 can become a member at a very low joining fee, and in return can access theatre workshops, opportunities to audition for large cast ensemble productions produced at the very highest quality and a range of offers to experience professional performing arts in Western Australia. 

West Australian Opera

West Australian Opera, founded in 1967, is resident company of the beautiful His Majesty’s Theatre where it presents three fully staged operas each year. In addition there is an annual free Opera in the Park event at Supreme Court Gardens, an education and regional touring program program and vibrant young artist concert program.

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts,Music

Description

West Australian Opera was established in 1967 and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. It is Western Australia’s only full-time, professional opera company. The company presents operas drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire and increasingly is involved in the commissioning and development of new repertoire.

The company offers an annual subscription season of main house productions as well as programs in regional Western Australia and a strong education program and ancillary activities, including concerts and community events in Western Australia.

It is an incorporated association with a board of eight directors, chaired by Warwick Hemsley. The Artistic Director is Brad Cohen and the General Manager is Carolyn Chard. The company receives its income from federal and state funding, box office revenue, donations and sponsorship.

PRODUCTIONS
West Australian Opera presents three operas in His Majesty’s Theatre each year as well as an Opera in the Park to approximately 15,000 people in Supreme Court Gardens.

TOURING AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
West Australian Opera is committed to taking the art form to as many people in Western Australia as possible through the touring of small scale work to regional Western Australia and the participation of the company in community events.

EDUCATION
West Australian Opera provides comprehensive support for students and teachers to all its programs. We recognise the place West Australian Opera occupies in the study of music in Western Australia and we work to offer the best possible experience for students.

YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
We continue to identify and develop young and emerging artists and provide training, advice and a creative pathway into the Company. We work with established artists locally, nationally and internationally to provide opportunities for creativity and career advancement.

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