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An artists impression of a treelined avenue with waterways and people walking through Government reveals plan for  Perth’s ‘beating cultural heart’
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Government reveals plan for Perth’s ‘beating cultural heart’

18 May 2022

The McGowan Government has announced extra funding for the Perth Cultural Centre redevelopment. But can infrastructure investment alone resuscitate an arts and culture sector still struggling with the challenges of COVID and ongoing budget cuts?

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Art and culture matter in our State election
Opinion

Art and culture matter in our State election

3 March 2021

In the lead up to the State election on 13 March, it is critical that our political leaders recognise that Western Australian arts and creative jobs are increasingly at risk as pandemic restrictions continue. We are currently enjoying a summer festival season that is being strongly supported by the public, yet these experiences are under threat without strategic thinking and investment.

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Budget season has mixed pickings for arts

14 October 2020

Last week’s budget announcements were predictably depressing for the arts industry. But if we can shake up traditional ways of thinking about arts funding, there could be a light at the end of the COVID tunnel. Nina Levy investigates.

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sunrise over a river and city skyline Who gets your arts vote in City of Perth elections?
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Who gets your arts vote in City of Perth elections?

21 September 2020

A new day is dawning for the City of Perth with elections underway for a new city council. This survey of six candidates nominating for Lord Mayor reveals their arts policies. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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Photo of Chalkroom activity at PICA Navigating the pandemic
Features

Navigating the pandemic

19 March 2020

As arts organisations cancel events around the country, Nina Levy takes a look at the impact of the pandemic on the West Australian arts sector, how the Government can help, and what your arts experiences might look like as social distancing becomes the norm.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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