Today, CircuitWest announced the short list of nominees selected for the new Pinnacle performing arts awards for the Western Australian Presenter of the Year.
The three nominees are:
Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council – Connection, Culture, Community. The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council has been bringing touring shows to their region for over 35 years.
ManPAC – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is more than a performing arts centre. It’s a hub for extraordinary, dynamic and creative ideas – a centre for the arts.
BREC – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is here to bring joy to its community – and its remit is to be the performing arts centre for the South West region of WA.
According to CircuitWest Executive Director Ryan Taaffe the diversity of these presenters is a great reflection of the huge variety of organisations in WA presenting international standard performing arts.
“We saw a large number of nominations in this category, and each focused on the many things we consider are important, such as creativity, quality, diversity, a focus on locally produced performance, inclusion, social well being, engagement and contribution to communities as a whole.”
“The criteria for the awards is ‘excellence’ in all its forms, and it really showed us how many presenters champion their roles as hubs for their communities delivering high quality performing arts experiences and showing leadership in so many aspects of presenting and curating.”
Nominations were based on anything nominators felt met the principal criteria of excellence in the performing arts ecology from presenting to leading the way for their communities and delivering on creative performing arts goals.
The presentation of the awards will be made at WA Showcase on 24 May at the Subiaco Arts Centre.
About the finalists
Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council has delivered a 35-year tradition that celebrates connection, touring shows are ingrained into culture and community. With a reputation of hosting high quality events and providing artistic opportunities to the community in a range of venues, it continues as a strong organisation, growing with the changing needs of the Ravensthorpe Region. RRAC continues to celebrate connection through performing arts and punches well above its weight.
ManPAC is a national leader in the curation and presentation of quality arts and cultural experiences that are relevant to local artists, audiences and the community.
- ManPAC is committed to presenting, commissioning and creating work which aspires to build a more inclusive, resilient and enlightened Mandurah community.
- ManPAC programs music, theatre, circus, physical theatre, dance, festivals, film, visual arts, workshops, outreach, community engagement, youth and children’s events.
It is a creative hub linked and responding to the artists and audiences of our local community.
Curates an annual season that will inspire and entertain people from all backgrounds, including different cultural backgrounds, with some shows especially aimed at young people, some at older audiences and some appealing to everyone in between. The overall aim is to bring them together through entertainment and in doing this, we build a connected and resilient community. This is one of our core focus areas in 2019/20 – to entertain and bring people together through shared experiences.
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