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District32

District32 is a brand that stands for business, community and collaboration.

  • Type:Association,State Focus
  • Local Clubs:Social Club,Business

Details

  • Established:2015
  • Industry & Politics:Business

Description

District32 exists to support, promote and provide opportunities for small businesses in Perth.

Through a cooperative system they work together to provide the necessary training, exposure and promotional tools for small business.
 

 

Margaret River Region Open Studios

Margaret River Region Open Studios designs, co-ordinates and promotes a free annual open art studios event to showcase the increasingly diverse and vibrant visual arts in the Margaret River region.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

MRROS is Margaret River Region Open Studios is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation administered by a board of professionals, artists, volunteers and contracted personnel whose aim is to promote visual arts throughout the Region.

A Blooming Great Cause for Cystic Fibrosis WA

“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis and this campaign helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health

Details

Description

On Friday 26 May, hundreds of volunteers and businesses across Western Australia are banding together to sell 13,500 long stemmed roses to raise much needed money to provide care to children and young adults living with CF. The proceeds will also go towards fund world class research right here in WA.

Roses for 65 Roses Day will be sold by CFWA volunteers at $5 per stem, or $50 for 12 roses.

WHAT: 65 Roses Day

WHEN: 26th May, 2017

WHERE: Perth CBD and surrounds and throughout regional WA

WHY: To raise much needed funds for CF research to help find a cure

“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis.  Our “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965, when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses." Today, “65 Roses” helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.

Sale of Roses on Friday 26 May 2017:

·      Murray Street Mall – Perth CBD

·      Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup

·      Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, Belmont

·      Altone Park Shopping Centre, Beechboro

·      Waterford Plaza, Waterford

·      Westfield Innaloo, Innaloo

·      Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Bull Creek

·      Southlands Boulevarde, Willetton

·      Yanchep Central, Yanchep

·      Wanneroo Central, Wanneroo

·      Westfield Whitford City, Whitford

·      Riverton Stockland, Riverton

·      Phoenix Shopping Centre, Spearwood

·      Winthrop Village, Winthrop

·      Subiaco Train Station, Subiaco

·      Henderson Mall, Fremantle

·      Telstra Morley Galleria

·      Telstra Maddington Central

·      Telstra Warwick Grove

·      Telstra Cockburn Gateway

·      Telstra Claremont Quarter

·      Telstra Manning Arcade

·      Regional areas including Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam and York

You can get involved by calling Karen de Lore at Cystic Fibrosis WA on (08) 6457 7333 or alternatively, please email [email protected]

For further information or to donate visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/wa/65roses

ABC Perth

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national public broadcaster. The corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia. 74% of all Australians use ABC services each week via television, radio and online with 8.4 billion hours of ABC content consumed annually.

Details

  • Industry & Politics:Media

Description

 

  • 86% of Australians believe the ABC provides a valuable service to the community
In 2012
  • 8,784 radio hours were broadcast on each ABC Radio network and station
  • ABC Television (ABC1, ABC2, ABC3 and ABC News 24) had a five-city weekly metropolitan reach of 9.4 million or 61% and weekly regional reach of 4.4 million or 63.6%
  • ABC Online had a monthly reach of 3.7 million internet users.

ABMusic

Abmusic's role is to create a positive environment that promotes teamwork, self-esteem and independent learning utilizing all fields of music. Abmusic will use all its resources to encourage feedback, participation and support from the community and other Aboriginal organisations.

  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Music

Description

ABMUSIC is an Aboriginal Corporation formed in 1986 to support and nurture Aboriginal musicians in Western Australia.

From small beginnings, the Corporation has grown and developed to the point where now, ABMUSIC is a Registered Training Organisation delivering Certificates II through IV from the Music Industry Training Package in a program especially tailored for Australian indigenous people.

Whether you are a beginner in music, can already play or you would like to work in the music business in a support role (e.g. a "roadie", a sound engineer or even a booking agent), ABMUSIC can provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare you for entry into the competitive world of the Australian Music Industry.

With such facilities as fully equipped percussion and rehearsal studios, practice rooms, a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) studio, and a "Pro-Tools" recording studio, ABMUSIC uses the latest in technology to develop students' understanding of production and engineering in the contemporary music industry. Students that progress through the three years of study of the Music Industry Training Package and complete the Certificate IV in Music at ABMUSIC are 'job ready' upon graduation.

Services for ABMUSIC students are designed especially for the indigenous community and include;

The "Food for Thought" program wherein students are provided with breakfast on arrival in the morning.
Bus transport from Oats Street Station to and from the College in the morning and after classes.
A Student Support Officer.
Enrolled students can apply for individual tuition on their chosen instrument. Places are limited so they are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.
Monthly performance opportunities during term time where students are able to practice their skills in performances for their peers and friends and family. 

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.

Details

  • 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. 

 

Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee

The Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) advises the Minister for Indigenous Affairs on matters relating to Aboriginal heritage. The Committee consists of Aboriginal men and women from different parts of Western Australia to ensure culturally appropriate decisions are made about sensitive material or sites.

  • Local Clubs:Special Interest

Details

Description

The Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) advises the Minister for Indigenous Affairs on matters relating to Aboriginal heritage. The Committee consists of Aboriginal men and women from different parts of Western Australia to ensure culturally appropriate decisions are made about sensitive material or sites. One of the members has to be a specialist anthropologist. There are also three ex-officio members from the Department of Indigenous Affairs, the WA Museum and the Department of Regional Development and Lands.


CMC functions

Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 the ACMC is established as an advisory body.
The Committee evaluates the importance of Aboriginal sites on behalf of the community and recommends recordings and preserving the traditional Aboriginal lore related to sites (if appropriate).

The role of the Committee in considering an application for land development consists of:
1. Determining whether a site exists under section 5 of the AHA.
2. If it is determined that a site exists, then the significance of the site is evaluated under section 39(2).
3. Recommending to the Minister whether to grant or decline consent to the applicant to use the land, and whether conditions should apply to any consent granted.

ACMC meetings
The ACMC meets every first Wednesday of the month except in January.

Prior to each meeting the Committee advertises all applications it has received on the DIA website and in the West Australian to provide the information to the public. Applications for land development (s18 notices) have to be submitted before the advertised closing date. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered for the upcoming ACMC meeting. They will be considered for assessment for the meeting after.

Application requirements
All applications that are submitted to the ACMC must meet certain requirements so the ACMC can make an informed decision under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (please note that the number of copies of documents (both hard copy and electronic format) required to be submitted has recently changed):

The section 18 application form must be completed & signed by the owner of the land and/or applicant. An applicant who is not the owner of the land must include a letter of authorisation signed by the land owner to undertake the purpose described in the application.
A cover letter addressing the application and supporting documentation.
A list of attachments/inclusions, e.g. Certificates of Title, photographs, maps.
Final coloured versions of Aboriginal heritage survey reports. Draft reports will not be accepted.
DIA Aboriginal site recording forms must be submitted for all newly recorded sites and all previously registered sites that have new information recorded as part of the s18 application process. All photographs, diagrams and maps must be in colour. Site recording forms are considered as part of the application.
Five copies of all documents are required, collated to make five individual ‘packages’ with all attachments and inclusions (but not in a bound single volume). All maps / diagrams / photographs must be in colour for each copy.
Two digital copies of the application package, inclusive of all attachments, maps, spatial data (shapefile format preferred), on CD or other digital media.

After evaluating the s18 Notice, the ACMC makes recommendations to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs regarding the Heritage values of affected areas. The Minister makes the final decision on whether consent for a s18 application will be granted and under what, if any, conditions.  

Activ Foundation

Western Australians with disability are able to find employment, a place to live, travel and recreation options, and much more through the State-wide network of Activ.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

Activ has a fascinating history firmly based on the twin pillars of family and community.

We were officially formed in 1951 by a group of parents who wanted to give their intellectually disabled children a better life. Until then, children with intellectual disability were institutionalised alongside men and women with mental illness.

The organisation was originally called the Slow Learning Children's Group and dedicated to their cause. Families spent countless hours fundraising and lobbying governments for change.

As awareness flourished, the Group's early inspired farm project grew to embrace homes, transport, schools and sheltered workshops.

Today, we are continuing to grow to meet the changing needs of another generation. While the spirit of the founders is always with us, we have modernised our facilities, introduced new occupations and leisure activities and offer a broader range of services to support the whole-of-life needs of an ageing population.

Our earliest members would be proud to see we are the largest provider of services to people with disability in Western Australia, with more than 100 facilities throughout the State. 

AIM WA

AIM WA is a private not-for-profit organisation committed to the development and performance improvement of its Personal and Corporate Members across the commercial, government, community sector.

  • Type:Association,Non Government

Details

Description

The Australian Institute of Management in Western Australia (AIM WA) aspires to be an international leader in shaping management, leadership and organisational excellence in Australia and our region.

AIM WA & UWA Business School Executive Education

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education combines the best of both Worlds – the intellectual power of one of the world’s top 100 universities with the expertise of WA's leading training provider

  • Type:Association

Details

  • Education:University

Description

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education lives the values of partnership it espouses: from its origins as a joint venture between two pre-eminent education and training organisations through to its operational relationships with client organisations.

Alzheimer's Australia WA

As Australia’s oldest and largest dementia organisation Alzheimer’s Australia WA is at the forefront of dementia care services, world class research and education and training programs. We provide specialised services to more than 24,000 people with dementia and their families and carers including respite, counselling and social support.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aged Care,Education & Training,Health

Details

Description

 

We also offer education, nationally recognised training and advisory services to people working in health and aged care and community education programs for the general public.

Our staff

With two metropolitan and six regional offices and a regional branch, Alzheimer’s Australia WA employs more than 200 specialist staff including:

  • Physiotherapists;
  • Social workers;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Qualified counsellors;
  • Educators; and
  • Dementia specialist support workers.

Alzheimer's WA

Alzheimer’s WA is the peak body for dementia and Alzheimer’s support services in Perth and Western Australia.

  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

  • Established:1982

Description

For over 35 years we have been supporting the local community with information, education, training and much more, to help those with dementia thrive.


If you’ve recently been diagnosed with dementia and require help to learn to cope with living with memory loss or counselling, we can help.


Get in contact with our friendly team today, you can request a callback or contact us via email.

ART ON THE MOVE

ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art.

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

CONNECT – ENGAGE – UNDERSTAND – BELONG

ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art. We do this by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning and development opportunities that speak to and develop the unique cultural narratives of communities whatever the cultural practice, age, ability and engagement with culture.

To achieve this, we encourage:

  • Innovative artistic practices to flourish as artists respond to environments and audiences through ART ON THE MOVE tours;
  • Artists and audiences to evolve and grow into each exhibition by creating challenging yet non-threatening environments to engage with and talk about art in meaningful and creative ways. In so doing break down the barriers to viewing and participating in arts and culture;
  • Adaptability in our work practices and approaches in response to needs of artists, venues and audiences, developing an agile culture whilst retaining strategic and financial intent; and
  • Compassion and understanding of the world by presenting and exploring universal themes that resonate at a local level.


STRATEGIC GOALS: CREATIVE VOICES

ART ON THE MOVE's value lies in its ability to operate objectively on behalf of artists and galleries by offering a platform for the individual and collective voices that resonate in each locality as a means of preserving the unique voices of those areas. This is where the character of an area is defined, where meaning is made and identity created.

Artist Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will foster and nurture the relationship between artist, community and audience through exhibitions and engagement activities that connect, inspire, enrich and activate.

Curatorial Voice: The curators' voice will encourage a dialogue that will add intellectual rigour and intent for each exhibition that encourages inquisitive thinking and a deeper understanding of each exhibition.

Community Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will build audiences and a sense of belonging by working collaboratively to create engaging and inspiring pathways for participation and learning that connect people and communities in appropriate, meaningful and fun ways to explore the world through art.

Sustaining Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will develop a strong infrastructure for the organisation and sector that will build capacity and achieve sustainable long term outcomes.

 

Artbank

Established in 1980 by the Australian Government as an arts support program, Artbank is the largest buyer of contemporary Australian art in the country.

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

Now part of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Artbank promotes Australian culture and the enjoyment of living with Australian art by making the collection available for rent and reinvesting its revenues back in to the collection.

Artbank focuses its support on emerging artists providing access through the collection to the country’s most exciting developments in contemporary visual arts.

With over 10,000 contemporary artworks for rental, Artbank offers flexibility and cost-benefits, enabling you to affordably enhance your work and your home while actively supporting contemporary Australian artists.

Artbank offers an exceptional selection, from paintings and photography, to contemporary craft, sculpture and Indigenous art. The collection has some­thing to suit every person and place, showcasing artworks by some 3,000 of the country’s most inspiring artists. 

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia

The objective of Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA is to reduce the incidence and disabling effects of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions in the people of WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

The Western Australian Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation (WAARF) was inaugurated in October 1972, as a non-government organisation, through the efforts of Drs Phyllis Goatcher, Evan Owen and Roger Dawkins. Its first home was an office freely offered by the ANZ Bank in Murray St. Its main aims were care, education and research.

In 1991, the organisation's name was updated and changed to its present form. From this modest beginning, the Foundation opened its own custom built Resource Centre in 1994 after a successful Capital Fundraising Appeal, naming the building after Mr Bill Wyllie in appreciation of his significant personal contribution.

In addition to staff offices, the Wyllie Arthritis Centre houses a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, seminar and board rooms, café, book shop and leased office space to other tenants. Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA offers a range of support groups and branches which have evolved from the self-help courses conducted over the years. As the population ages, the incidence of arthritis, an umbrella term for over 100 types of disease, is increasing at alarming rates and in 2004 was made the 7th Health Priority by the Federal Government enabling state wide Foundations to benefit by access to government funding.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA adheres to the The West Australian Carers Charter. 

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.

Details

  • 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
 

Arts & Culture Christmas Island

Arts and Culture Christmas Island is a vibrant and creative community group which is committed to supporting and engaging the local community through various artistic and cultural events.

  • Type:Government
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:-
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Government:Local

Description

Arts and Culture Christmas Island (ACCI) is a not-for-profit member based incorporated association which runs a yearly calendar of programs and events that recognises and promotes the talents, expertise and cultural diversity of the Christmas Island community.


ACCI achieves this through Christmas Island partnerships, through government funding and through the contribution of local and visiting artists, musicians, trainers and craftsmen and women. ACCI occupies space at the Old Tech School, which is the hub for many workshops, performances and events, as well as the administrative headquarters.

Arts Margaret River

We aim to bring the community the best of live theatre, music, comedy, dance, literature, film, art exhibitions and much more.

  • Type:Non Government
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1974
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

Run with support from our Sponsors, Friends and Members of Arts Margaret River and our multitude of volunteers, Arts Margaret River aims to provide EVERYONE in the region with the best of regional, national and international entertainment.

Visit our events pages to find out what’s on in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Arts Narrogin

Arts Narrogin Incorporated is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit association that supports and promotes art, culture and entertainment in Narrogin and the Dryandra Country region.

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

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2010
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Film,Music,Visual Arts
  • Government:Local

Description

ARtS Narrogin aims to enliven the lifestyle in the region by –

Presenting live performances – musical and theatrical productions
Hosting the annual Flickerfest short movie festival and other film shows
Arranging community and youth workshops
Supporting the NEXIS gallery committee to mount art exhibitions
Offering display space for members’ work
Sourcing funds for community projects
Promoting its own and other organisations’ events
Providing professional development opportunities for volunteers
Working with organisations such as Country Arts WA and Community Arts Network WA to lobby all levels of government for greater support of culture and the arts
Using social and mainstream media to promote Narrogin and the region to the general public, both metro and regional.
The Annual Report outlines our program over each financial year.  You can find a copy at ARtS SPACE

Membership is available and brings discounts and other privileges.

Drop in to ARtS SPACE at Shop 2, 80 Federal Street, Narrogin to find out more about Arts Narrogin and what’s going on in Narrogin and surrounds.

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.

Details

  • 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.

Details

  • 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.

Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation

This corporation aims to provide a range of services, enterprises and programs that facilitate increased participation in employment and economic opportunities.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal

Details

Description

As the Community Development Program provider for the two regions of Hedland and the Western Desert, a large portion of AAC's workforce is focused on achieving this goal. Where real jobs are available, the staff work closely with employers to identify local jobs and  jobseekers to make sure their skills currently meet the needs of employers and follow up with both groups once a jobseeker is employed. AAC staff provide guidance and preparation over induction and ongoing maintenance of the jobseeker in the work role.
Where jobs are less available, AAC supports jobseekers through design and delivery of work-like structured activities that support the development of skills to match jobs when they become available. These activities match community needs so jobseekers can gain a sense of pride from their involvement as well as work skills. AAC also has a number of economic enterprises which can support individual jobseekers. The seeking of economic development is an ongoing focus for AAC as employment opportunities are very limited in many locations.
Participation takes many shapes: as trainees in the workplace, as a jobseeker taking part in a Work Ready program or as a community member who wants to create a healthy and safe community. AAC has a genuine focus on ensuring participation by jobseekers aligns to their interests and also meets the needs of the community.

Association for the Blind of WA

Established in 1913, the Association for the Blind of WA – Guide Dogs WA has provided life changing services to Western Australians living with blindness and vision impairment for almost a century.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

We provide direct, individualised and group-based services to more than 4,000 clients each year. Our clients range from newborn babies to seniors in their nineties and their families and carers.

Our services help people to:
Minimise the effects of vision loss and remain independent
Achieve the highest level of participation in daily life consistent with their expectations, abilities and desires
Bring about change in society that promotes this level of participation.
Confidence, wellness and connection underpin our holistic approach to providing these services. We believe in a service and working environment that promotes excellence, honesty, dignity, respect, integrity, courtesy and fairness.

Our vision is that people who are blind or vision impaired share a quality of life equal to other Western Australians.

Our mission is to maximise the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired by building confidence, promoting wellness, and creating connection.

Approximately 25% of our clients live in regional areas of the State. Our services are provided from our main office in Victoria Park, through regional offices located in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Mandurah, and through visiting service programs in other rural areas of the State. 

Asthma Foundation Of WA

The Asthma Foundation WA is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people breathe better.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

The Foundation was founded in 1964 from the personal concern of a group of dedicated people, brought together to consider how they might help people affected by asthma.

Forty years on, the Asthma Foundation WA has established itself as a leading community organisation that funds local research into asthma and provides education and support services for people with asthma, their families
and carers.

In 2010, the Foundation undertook a new strategic direction and launched a new look. The membership programme was also redesigned to cater more for the individual needs of people with asthma.

Our Vision
To free Western Australians from asthma

Our Mission
Working with the Western Australian community to help people with asthma and linked conditions breathe better

Our Core Values
Collaboration – Working with the community and medical, corporate and government partners to get the best outcomes for people with asthma and linked conditions

Trust – Being a proven, reliable source of information, education and advocacy for consumers, health service providers, funders and supporters

Passion – Working hard to make a positive difference for people living with asthma, their carers and linked conditions

Creativity – Using innovation and efficiency to solve problems and anticipate and respond to the varying needs of the community

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.

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The Hope Fault premieres at WAAPA

The Hope Fault premieres at WAAPA

A rich tapestry of familial drama, The Hope Fault will premiere at WAAPA’s newly refurbished Enright Studio from 11 –...
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Where to spend Oktoberfest in Perth

Where to spend Oktoberfest in Perth

Whether you’re an Oktoberfest first-timer (heaven forbid) or you’ve been 100 times before - chances are you haven’t heard about...
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Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

In an age of international days dedicated to anything from Mad Hatter to dog biscuits, let's face it - International...
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What’s new at this year’s Ascot Racing Carnival

What’s new at this year’s Ascot Racing Carnival

Get ready to play this spring at the Ascot Racing Carnival, starting with Crown Perth Opening Day on Saturday October...
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Leap into the school holidays with On Our Beach

Leap into the school holidays with On Our Beach

The school holidays are about to launch and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has the perfect hands-on live adventure for the...
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7 ways to embrace the school holidays

7 ways to embrace the school holidays

It’s easy to think of school holidays as a time to be ‘survived’ but with so much to do around...
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Yirra Yaakin’s Zac James discusses Ice Land

Yirra Yaakin’s Zac James discusses Ice Land

How do you write about an issue as huge as meth? Personal experience helps. Zac James is Yirra Yaakin’s Associate...
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Pop-Up Globe hits Perth

Pop-Up Globe hits Perth

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, is finally coming to Perth.  After performing to...
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