Support Seesaw, your arts playground

17 May 2021

It takes two to make a seesaw move, and we need your help! Discover how you can help secure the future of arts journalism in WA.

Seesaw – Western Australia’s arts playground – is an independent digital arts magazine co-edited by us, arts journalists Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

Drawing on decades of experience in the arts, we lead a team of diverse and authoritative professional West Australian arts writers to provide the most dedicated and comprehensive coverage of the arts in the state.

Our vision is to create a sustainable platform for professional arts journalism that ignites conversation about the arts amongst artists, audiences and the wider WA community.

But it takes two to make a seesaw move, and we need your help!

Why was Seesaw created?

Coverage of the arts by mainstream media in WA has been steadily declining for many years now. Seesaw Magazine was established in 2017 to fill this gap and has quickly become the voice of the creative sector, playing a vital role in connecting artists to audiences.

Seesaw benefits you – our readers – as well as WA arts organisations and artists.

Currently we cover the performing and visual arts and this year we’re expanding our podcast content and in-depth features. Over the past four years we have created over 1100 articles for our readers and provided the most comprehensive media coverage in quality and quantity of the January/February festivals season.

Read more of our story – How did we get here?

Support us

At the end of 2019, Seesaw secured enough financial support to begin paying our small but dedicated editorial and administrative staff, and contributors. In early 2020 we were established as a not for profit incorporated association.

Now the Seesaw team is in the process of developing a financial business model to ensure ongoing sustainability. Put simply, we need to find a way to ensure that we can pay staff and contributors professional rates. That involves partnering with government, business, philanthropic donors, arts organisations and readers.

And that’s where you come in.

If you love what we do, SUPPORT SEESAW, YOUR ARTS PLAYGROUND and make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the financial year, to ensure our sustainability and independence.

Some of our favourite WA artists have given their voice to support Seesaw in our campaign videos. Take a look, have a chuckle and share, to help us spread the word!






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Author —
Nina Levy

Nina Levy has worked for over a decade as an arts writer and critic. She co-founded Seesaw and has been co-editing the platform since it went live in August 2017. Nina was co-editor of Dance Australia magazine from 2016 to 2019. Nina loves the swings because they take her closer to the sky.

Past Articles

  • Celebrating the wins of 2020

    In spite of the challenges of the pandemic, the West Australian performing arts sector managed to present an impressive variety of online and live offerings in 2020, celebrated at the 2021 Performing Arts WA Awards on Monday 14 June.

  • WIN a double pass to Perth International Cabaret Festival

    Seesaw has five double passes to give away to see some of the most exciting acts at the 2021 Perth International Cabaret Festival, which runs from 19 – 27 June at His Majesty’s Theatre.

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