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Artrage

Artrage is one of the most dynamic arts, cultural and entertainment organisations in Australia and a key contributor to the vibrancy and vitality of life in Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Arts:Film,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

The organisation is striving towards a vision to grow one of the world’s leading boutique fringe festivals, FRINGE WORLD Festival, alongside management of one of Perth’s most vibrant live music venues, The Bakery, and the provision of services that enrich the cultural fabric of the state including Rooftop Movies and regional touring of Artrage’s own Spiegeltent through FRINGE On-The-Road.

Artrage activities are presented with a variety of valued partners. To partner with FRINGE WORLD Festival, Rooftop Movies or the other Artrage businesses is to partner with some of the hottest and most dynamic brands in WA and beyond.

Artrage is keen to talk with visionary partners who want to tap into an expanding and diverse WA market and be part of experiences of a lifetime.

Partnership Enquiries
Jo Hos, Artrage Marketing Manager
 

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

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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. 

Barking Gecko Theatre Company

Barking Gecko Theatre Company is Western Australia's leading professional theatre company for young people and their families

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Barking Gecko Theatre Company is Western Australia's leading professional theatre company for young people and their families. Since 1991, Barking Gecko has earned an international reputation for excellence and innovation, and has delighted audiences throughout Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Singapore and USA.

Barking Gecko creates live performances for audiences aged 5 plus. Barking Gecko Theatre Company is committed to building an internationally recognised, vigorous, bold and contemporary theatre company for young people. We create theatre that engages with young people's worldview and the electrifying energy of their era; theatre that connects to their vulnerabilities, loves, hates and dreams for the future.

Barking Gecko works in an open culture of exploration aiming to redefine what theatre for young people can be. Our ambition is to create work that is extraordinary, exhilarating and relevant - theatrical experiences for both young and old that build a tolerance and engagement between generations and infuse the audiences with a yearning and appreciation for performing arts.

Barking Gecko will be experimenting with new ways to respond, engage and challenge our young audiences. We tell stories that are influenced by our base in Western Australia, but contain universal themes that resonate on a global level and place everyone sharing the theatre space on equal ground regardless of race, gender or age. We choose stories that celebrate the depth of the human experience and don't shy away from the bigger issues. We seek to test the elasticity of our artistic practice and explore new ways of story-telling by working with the best creative teams from a wide range of performing arts disciplines: text, dance, multi-media, live music, design, lighting and sound.  

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Western Australia's State Flagship Theatre Company and the Resident Company at the State Theater Centre of WA!

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Black Swan State Theatre Company is Western Australia’s Flagship Theatre Company and one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies.

Since its inception in 1991, Black Swan has earned both critical and popular acclaim for its world premiere productions and highly distinctive (re)interpretations of international theatre classics – all of which are infused with the unique culture of Western Australia. These have included such landmark productions as Bran Nue Dae, Sistergirl, Tourmaline, Corrugation Road (winner of the prestigious The Age Critics’ Award), The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea, Cloudstreet (Perth, Sydney, London and Dublin seasons) The Odyssey and The Sapphires (Perth, Canberra, London and Korea seasons).

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kate Cherry, Black Swan has also created the Rio Tinto Black Swan Commissions, a new commissioning program investing into WA’s creative future and showcasing Western Australian stories. The Company also runs professional development programs for emerging Western Australian artists and emerging writers.

Black Swan has been a Resident Company in the new State Theatre Centre of Western Australia since its opening in January 2011. In its first year of performing in the State Theatre Centre, Black Swan presented the world premiere of Rising Water, the first piece written by Tim Winton specifically for the stage. In the same year, Black Swan was the first Australian theatre company to broadcast a live stage performance, when Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Kate Cherry, was broadcast in real time to audiences across regional Western Australia. Since then live broadcasts to regional WA have become an annual event for Black Swan, complementing the Company’s annual regional touring and workshop programs.

Performing in its new home at the State Theatre Centre has resulted in a surge of popularity for Black Swan: In 2011 alone, over 52,000 people attended a Black Swan production at the new theatre, with many more attending a Black Swan performance at national or international venues. In 2013, Black Swan was part of the Fringe World Festival with a smash hit production of the hipster comedy The Motherf**ker with the Hat in the State Theatre Centre’s Studio Underground, followed by an extremely popular Heath Ledger Theatre season of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which was seen by over 8,500 paying patrons.

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

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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. 

Charlesworth Ballet Institute

The Charlesworth Ballet Institute was founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina and provides a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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The Charlesworth Ballet Institute (CBI) was created in 2012 under the direction of Sonya Shepherd. The Institute is the union of two significant establishments of ballet training in Western Australia: The ‘Terri Charlesworth Ballet School’ founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina Terri Charlesworth OAM Cit WA, and the ‘Ballet Centre of WA/Youth Ballet WA’ founded in 2004 by Sonya Shepherd (Terri’s eldest daughter).

CBI offers two programmes: the Charlesworth Ballet School and the Charlesworth Ballet College.

The Charlesworth Ballet School (CBS) – formerly TCBC – with studios at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth, and many centres throughout the metropolitan area, conducts classes for children from 4 years of age. The school’s philosophy is to provide a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet. Ballet lessons are carefully planned to give children an inspirational introduction to the world of dance first and foremost, and a love for dance and beautiful music. Approximately 500 boys and girls, ranging in age from 4 to eighteen, attend classes through the CBS; students (depending on age & level) attend classes once or twice weekly.

The Charlesworth Ballet College (CBC) – located at our new purpose built venue at 74 – 76 Goodwood Parade, Burswood, and at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth, the College is a professional dance training programme designed to nurture and develop the young dancer to enable him or her to achieve a career in dance. The programme uses the Russian Vaganova method of training considered the finest syllabus for classical ballet. Approximately 160 students from 9 years of age attend the College. Enrolment to the College Programme is by audition.

Performing is an integral part of the program, giving the students the valuable experience of rehearsing and performing in a large company environment. Students perform regularly with ‘Youth Ballet WA’.

Faculty
CBI’s faculty is composed of a diverse group of brilliant teachers whose backgrounds provide students with a variety of artistic influences. All staff members undergo continual professional development throughout the year; particularly in the Vaganova methodology of training, ensuring the highest quality tuition for your child.
The faculty is led by Sonya Shepherd; Artistic Director of the Institute and Director of Youth Ballet WA; Western Australia’s premiere youth performing ballet company. Terri Charlesworth OAM, now semi retired remains on staff as an integral part of the artistic development of the institute.

Chrissie Parrott Arts

Performing Lines develops, produces and tours new and innovative Australian performing arts regionally, nationally and internationally.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Circus WA School Holiday Programs

It's School Holidays!! Act Crazy join the Circus. Open for all ages from 7yrs and up. Be serious and learn Unicycle, Stilts, Aerials, Acrobatics or just come and play.

  • Charity:Sport & Recreation
  • Type:Non Government,State Focus
  • Local Clubs:Special Interest,Arts,Sports

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  • Employees (FTE):10
  • Established:1984
  • Members:250
  • Volunteers:2
  • Arts:Performing Arts,Dance
  • Industry & Politics:Industry Assn

Description

At CircusWA we are committed to ensuring our students learn skills in a very safe but fun environment. Working out of a traditional circus big top we deliver all of our programs with low teacher student ratios to ensure everyone gets to learn and feel supported. The school holidays are a great time to learn new skills, or just come and hang out for a fun all round circus exploration at our Big Top Circus Skills sessions. As we are situated in central Fremantle, this means that before or after your circus session you can enjoy some of the amazing food and entertainment available around Fremantle - starting with our neighbours at iconic Clancy's Fish Pub.

City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra – a community orchestra and one of Perth’s most vibrant community groups.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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The orchestra is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of music in the cultural life of Perth. With a regular membership of about 60 amateur musicians we present about 4 concerts each year including a subscription series of concerts at the Fremantle Town Hall and performances in other venues around Perth. In past years the orchestra has toured to Albany, Busselton and Margaret River.

The group originated in 1961 with the formation of the Melville Orchestral Society, which became the Melville Symphony Orchestra. In 1981 the orchestra became the Nedlands Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 the orchestra took on its current name.

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

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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.

Creative Corner

Creative Corner Inc is the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region of WA connecting people, businesses, services and events with each other and with opportunities in the region.

  • Type:Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Arts

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  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2011
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Publisher,Writers Centre,Local Clubs,Comedy,Dance,Film,History,Industry,Jazz,Literature,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts,Youth

Description

<p> Incorporated as a not-for-profit since 2012 the Creative Corner works to support and grow the local creative sector and position the South West as internationally recognised region of excellence in creativity and innovation attracting and retaining people in a sustainable local economy. Creative Corner initiatives and activities include:</p> <p> Emergence Creative Festival<br /> Film South West website<br /> HQ Co-Working Space at the Margaret River Education Campus<br /> Outaspace Pass linking Creative Corner members with other co-working spaces<br /> Free Generator Mentor Program<br /> South West Music Strategy<br /> Regular workshops and networking events<br /> Cabin Fever Festival<br /> Country Arts WA Regional Arts Hub Project for the South West</p>

Cummins Theatre

The Cummins Theatre is a multi purpose flexible performance space.

  • Type:Club,Volunteer
  • Local Clubs:Arts

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  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1928
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Comedy,Performing Arts

Description

It is used annually to present a diverse range of works by professional touring companies, in house productions by Merredin Repertory Club, community events, live simulcasts other events.

Our facility also contains a conference room, commercial kitchen, licensed bar, and a small visual arts gallery, allowing us to host workshops, award ceremonies, dinners, conferences, weddings, and more.

Seating in the theatre is flexible allowing for a multitude of seating options from standard theatre rows, to cabaret tables, long dinner style seating, or opening up the auditorium floor to accommodate dancing. Speak to us about the opportunities available.

Danza Viva Spanish Dance Academy

Founded in 1984 by Deanna Blacher, Danza Viva has become synonymous with Spanish Dance in Australia and abroad and is one of the few organisations of it's kind outside of Spain to incorporate in its program, the full range of Spanish dance styles from classical through to flamenco.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Founded in 1984 by Deanna Blacher in Perth, Western Australia, Danza Viva consists of:

An Academy, which offers a unique training program of structured courses, in conjunction with repertoire and advanced technique,

A professional Company, (Danza Viva Spanish Dance Company), comprising mostly talented students and ex-students from the Academy, whose level of expertise and desire to continue on the path to excellence permits them to attain the highest degree of professionalism, and

Aire Youth Spanish Dance Company, which aims to provide a platform for young dancers and choreographers in a professional environment.

Danza Viva has become synonymous with Spanish Dance in Australia and abroad and is one of the few organisations of it's kind outside of Spain to incorporate in its program, the full range of Spanish dance styles from classical through to flamenco.

Introducing Deanna Blacher
Drawn to the exacting discipline of the Spanish dance in its manifold forms, Deanna Blacher, founder of Danza Viva, has devoted a lifetime to the study, teaching, performing and choreography of Spanish dance.

As pedagogue, she has worked tirelessly to advance the interests of Spanish dance (some of her lectures on the subject have been published at university level). She was a guest teacher in Spanish dance for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada, and performed innumerable solo dance recitals in South Africa, Australia, Europe and North America.

Deanna Blacher's teachers include, inter alia, Elsa Brunelleschi, Victoria Eugenia and nearly all of the great teachers of the 20th century. Amongst them are the incomparable La Quica, her daughter and son in law, Mercedes y Albano, El Guito, Ciro, Paco Fernandez, Jose Antonio, Jose Granero, Alberto Lorca, Maria Magdalena, Flora Albaicin, Victoria Eugenia, Regla Ortega, Isabel Quintero, Luisa Pericet, Matilda Corral, Manolo Marin and Merche Esmeralda.

In addition, Deanna studied Jota with famed jotero Pedro Azorin and undertook extensive study with Juanjo Linares in the regional dance of Spain. She had the rare distinction of being invited to travel with him to outlying villages to research the folklore and folk dance traditions of communities well away from the tourist circuit. She vividly recalls rising at 4am in the depths of winter in order to catch a 5am bus or train to anywhere from Cuenca to Burgos to Huelva or Segovia. These trips were immensely useful in providing insights to Spain, the Spanish soul and the Spaniards as a people, quite apart from their glorious dance tradition, that are not ordinarily available to foreign dancers in Spain.

Deanna Blacher has danced the title role in Lorca's Yerma in Goyo Montero's choreography of the Lorca drama. Amongst Deanna Blacher's many talents, her individual performances as a castanets virtuoso or her productions as a choreographer, are legend.

As the only acknowledged castanets virtuoso in Australia, and one of a handful of such artists worldwide, Deanna Blacher, who has been critically acclaimed internationally for her work in this area - i.e. in elevating the castanets to virtuoso solo status in the concert hall - continues to devote herself to expanding her repertoire of works for castanets and orchestra , and, through more recent concertising - both with recitals with piano and as a soloist with orchestra - to bring her work to as wide a public as possible.


She first developed the castanets as a solo instrument with American pianist Michael Isador in South Africa, and her first performance as a castanets soloist was with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, followed by innumerable appearances with other orchestras, amongst which, the Residencie Orchestra of The Hague, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (at the invitation of Zubin Mehta), the Israel Chamber Orchestra (a series of six concerts), the Israel Sinfonietta, the WA Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, and premieres of orchestral works especially written for her by composers from Spain (under the baton of Enrique Garcia Asensio), South Africa and England.

Besides these performances, Deanna Blacher performed in countless solo castanets recitals with pianists Alan Sternberg (America), Ya'ara Tal and Zmira Lutsky(Israel), Jean Roberts (America), and radio broadcasts in both South Africa and Israel. She also performed the complete Danzas Espanolas by Granados, in a version for castanets and piano which was a first for Australian music and dance lovers.

Deanna Blacher the Choreographer, on the other hand, has to her credit hundreds of works created for a vast gamut of styles, from the purely traditional Spanish idiom, to major orchestral works in both Spanish and non Spanish repertoire. She has choreographed extensively for the Danza Viva Spanish Dance Company in numerous seasons in Perth and on tour throughout WA and Australia, for the State Opera of South Australia (Carmen) and for the Hong Kong International Festival of Dance Academies.

Deanna Blacher has done more than anyone before her to place Spanish dance firmly on the arts map of Western Australia, from which base she frequently travels interstate and overseas in a number of dance capacities. Her system of graded Spanish dance examinations is being increasingly adopted both in Australia and abroad.
 

Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association

An arty festival by Dunsborough beach - Sculpture by the Bay; DunsX Factor; two evening concerts with Josh Whiteland of Koomal Dreaming doing Welcome to Country at sunset on Sunday.

  • Type:Volunteer,Association
  • Local Clubs:History,Special Interest,Arts,Music,Youth
  • Charity:Local Community

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  • Established:2000
  • Members:80
  • Volunteers:200
  • Arts:History,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

If you are headed down south on the March long weekend make sure you drop in on the Dunsborough Arts Festival - on the banks of Geographe Bay. You will see a plethora of sculptures as part of Sculpture by the Bay, local performances at sunset concerts, workshops and a hand makers art market, drop into the Dunsborough Art Society or Christian Fletcher Gallery to see Small Sculptures. 

Make sure you take the time to peruse the artworks and vote for the People's Choice Award and see which is the City of Busselton's Acquisitive Prize, or the fabulous Dianne Laurance Award for Excellence. The artworks are for sale, and many people now come down to find some unique piece for their garden. Small Sculptures, which started in 2019, features small works for inside!

 

Ellenbrook Arts

Ellenbrook Arts aim is to assist with the development of an arts based culture within the Swan Valley Region.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts,Literature

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Ellenbrook Arts deliver an annual program of professional and community based arts activities, exhibitions and events. Our programs include a diverse suite of exhibitions at The Gallery - 34 Main Street, the annual Short and Sweet showcase , Ellenbrook Festival, and community workshops including - writing, theatre, music and performance.

Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre

Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre (ECAC) is at the heart of the growing arts culture in Exmouth, WA. The centre embraces all art forms & levels of experience.

  • Type:Volunteer,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Visual Arts,Music
  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1996
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre (ECAC) is a volunteer-based arts organisation located on the remote Northwest Cape of Western Australia.

Our members include visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, textile artists, jewellers) theatre and dance artists, and musicians. Four bands hold studio space at our home, 12 Learmonth Street, and contribute to a thriving local music scene.

Since 1996, ECAC has promoted and nurtured the arts in Exmouth through a variety of local events and initiatives, and participation in regional arts programs.

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre

This superb centre comprises the Performing Arts Theatre Auditorium, the Performing Arts Teaching Area, the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall and Lesser Hall.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Music

Description

This superb centre comprises the Performing Arts Theatre Auditorium, the Performing Arts Teaching Area, the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall and Lesser Hall.

The proscenium arch theatre has attractive décor, raked seating for 257, a large sprung stage (thrust can be added), an orchestra pit, a well equipped Bio Box, ample dressing rooms, a green room and male and female toilet and shower facilities. The theatre has reverse-cycle air conditioning for year round comfort.

The theatre is complimented by its large foyer with a ticket box, bar area and comfortable seating. A hangtrac system enables this area to also be used for small exhibitions

A smaller teaching area with an audience capacity of 60 can be used as an intimate black box theatre, rehearsal space, or meeting room

The theatre is adjacent to the Shire’s “grand old dame”, the Agricultural Hall, which boasts a capacity of up to 230 people and includes a large kitchen making it the perfect venue for all occasions – from dance classes to weddings and even concerts and cabaret nights.

The hall also contains the Lesser Hall (the original Agricultural Hall building) which is perfect for meetings, smaller functions or exhibitions. 

Kaleidoscope Ensemble

The Kaleidoscope Ensemble is a West Australian troupe of musicians, actors, mime artists, puppeteers and story-tellers performing for children and the young at heart.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Jazz

Description

Since 2003 the Perth based Kaleidoscope Ensemble has been performing and running workshop projects for young people. The ensemble’s aim is to enrich the lives of young Australians, presenting performances of the highest quality, which not only entertain, but inspire children to sing, or want to learn musical instruments, act and perform themselves, to read, think about their environment, and to be creative.

Gillian Catlow, the artistic director and founder of the ensemble, grew up in Sydney. She was a founding member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, before moving to Europe where she studied and worked as a freelance violinist in Austria and Germany for 20 years. In 1997 Gillian settled in Perth and established herself as a teacher and performer.

Originally a string quartet and actor, Kaleidoscope, as the name suggests, has undergone many changes, as new ideas develop and various performers pursue exciting adventures in other parts of the world. What has remained constant is Kaleidoscope's passion and enthusiasm for discovering new stories and thinking up different ways to share them with you. 

But don't be fooled into thinking Kaleidoscope's performances are strictly for children - the Ensemble's latest production HERMAN AND ROSIE is a musical feast of great tunes from the 40s and 50s played by a fabulous six piece jazz combo featuring the wonderful Libby Hammer. Australian author/illustrator Gus Gordon's acclaimed tale is brought to life in an unforgettable way, which will delight listeners of all ages.

 

Kulin Arts Council

The Arts in Kulin are well and truly alive!

  • Local Clubs:Arts
  • Type:Local Focus

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  • Arts:Literature,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

The Kulin Arts Council is a comprehensive organisation that all arts based groups or individuals in Kulin can join. The committee intend to act as support to existing art groups and individual artists within the Kulin community and promote new artistic projects.

The coucil offer assistance with grant applications, organise workshops and provide access to an extensive knowledge base in a wide variety of Arts areas.

Membership fee is $5 annually. 

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.

Marrugeku Inc

Marrugeku pursues powerful new forms of cultural knowledge and the survival, preservation and growth of Indigenous story, dance and language through the making of new intercultural performance work.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

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  • Arts:Aboriginal,Dance,Performing Arts

Description

Marrugeku is an unparalled presence in Australia today, dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together to develop new dance languages that are restless, transformative and unwavering.

Marrugeku is led by co-artistic directors: choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg Rachael Swain. Working together for 23 years, they co-conceive and facilitate Marrugeku’s productions and research laboratories, introducing audiences to the unique and potent structures of Indigenous knowledge systems and the compelling experience of intercultural performance. Marrugeku’s performers come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, collaborating to co-create each production. 

Melville Theatre Company

The Melville Theatre Company was founded in 1982 and presents community productions of plays and musicals.

  • Local Clubs:Arts,Music
  • Type:Club,Volunteer,Association,Local Focus

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  • Arts:Local Clubs,Music,Performing Arts
  • Established:1982

Description

The Melville Theatre Company was the brainchild of the late David J. Burton who, in 1982, called a meeting for interested people in the community to form a theatre company in the Melville area.

As a result of this meeting the Melville Theatre Company was born. The newly formed company’s first production was the farce, Not Now Darling. With its second production, The Sound of Music, the young company won the Finley Award for the Best Production of the Year in Community Theatre. Since then, actors and directors have consistently featured in the list of awards at the annual State Drama Festival. In recent times, Melville has taken home three more  Finley awards for Best Play; one for our 2010 production of The Return, in 2013 for Rabbit Hole and the 2014 production of Twelve Angry Men.

Initially our seasons were performed in the Melville Civic Centre, but since 1987, our venue has been the Roy Edinger Centre, on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Palmyra. For many years we shared this venue with a multitude of other users, which created difficulties for all parties, however, in 1998 we were granted sole management by the City of Melville and have thus been able to create a real theatre within the centre, including raked seating, carpeting and a new lighting and sound system.

Midnite Youth Theatre Company

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company at Christ Church Grammar School is Western Australia’s longest, continuously running youth theatre company for young people aged 10-25 from Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Youth

Description

Valued by artists and audiences alike, Midnite is treasured for its continued commitment for those seeking to explore beyond the limits of school drama; producing work in professional venues and touring productions internationally.

We fulfill our mission each season through the production of classic plays, musicals, Australian works and the development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of young people; and a parental support group that cultivate and engages all audiences.

Move Me Dance WA

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

  • Local Clubs:Arts

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  • 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.

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.

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