Established in 1994, Regional Arts WA is the State’s only multi-arts organisation with a purely regional focus.
We are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit organisation and are highly regarded within WA and nationally as an innovative, high value leader in the arts and in regional and community development. We represent the regional arts sector, this means every artist, arts-worker, arts and cultural organisation, and organisation or group which has regional programs in WA.
Our purpose is “to celebrate and strengthen a powerful regional arts sector” to create the vision of “connected and creative regional communities” making Western Australia a better place to live. To learn more about what that means in practice, why not take a look at some of our programs?
Our funding programs give artists and arts organisations in regional WA the resources they need to realise incredible work – and to raise the profile of arts in the regions.
Presenting initiatives like Lotterywest Shows on the Go, Sand Tracks and Indian Ocean Territories Touring take shows that have been hand-picked by regional presenters and communities to get them ready for the road, ensuring that regional and remote audiences have access to great performing arts.
The Regional Arts Network and Regional Arts Partnership Program are looking at new ways of building incredible creative networks throughout the state, linking people who would otherwise never have the opportunity or inclination to collaborate and empowering them to do so.
If you’re interested in the work Regional Arts WA does around Western Australia, passionate about arts in regional WA or just looking for the next awesome show or job opportunity it’s easy to stay up to date! You can join our eNews Network to get monthly updates by email and you can always read the latest over on our Stories page.
Regional Arts WA receives core funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and work. We cherish First Nation’s people and respect their spiritual connection to their land and cultural heritage and belief systems. We value these ancient systems and understand that they are thriving, evolving and will empower and enhance all Australians.