Regional Touring Circuit Strategy

CircuitWest is developing a five-year strategy for touring the state of Western Australia. This project represents one of the most comprehensive studies ever undertaken into touring in WA. The aim of the strategy is to increase the viability of regional touring circuits throughout WA and access to performing arts by small, medium and major Western Australian… More

Artists in the House

Artists in the House is a new funding initiative from the Department of Culture and the Arts to support the engagement of professional performing artists and arts workers  for residencies at WA regional performing arts venues and entertainment centres. A total of $315,000 from the Royalties for Regions-funded Creative Regions program has been allocated for distribution… More

New Work in the House

New Work in the House is a new initiative from the Department of Culture and the Arts to support the commissioning, development, and presentation of regionally-relevant performance-based works that will be presented to audiences for the first time at a regional WA venue or festival event. A total of $1 million from the Royalties for Regions-funded… More

Performing Arts Exchange 2016

The Performing Arts Exchange [PAX] will take place in Melbourne on 29 and 30 August prior to APACA’s 30th annual performing arts conference The New Normal on 30 August to 1 September. This is your chance to present, pitch, discuss, buy and debate new work, tour-ready work and work in development. To find out more about registration and general… More

Playing the State – Circuitwest Showcase 2016

WA Showcase 2016 delivered by CircuitWest, and supported by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, was held at University Theatres on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May 2016. This is the 3rd time that WA Showcase as has been held and it remains the premiere event for both touring selections and professional development around community… More

International Opportunities for the Performing Arts

The Australia Council is thrilled to announce six new international programs for 2016/17 that are now open to artists, producers and performing arts organisations nationally. Opportunites on offer include attendance at showcases, art fairs, performing arts markets, events and festivals in New York, Yokohama, Shanghai, Seoul, Valencia and Madison, Wisconsin. Image: Bunny by Daniel Kok… More

Regional Venues Improvement Fund

RVIF is one of five schemes operating under the State Government’s Royalties for Regions $24 million investment in arts and culture working towards developing and maintaining a sustainable performing arts circuit in regional WA These new grants focus on improving the functionality of regional performing arts and entertainment venues as well as providing a second opportunity to… More

Black Swan welcomes new Artistic Director

Following the announcement in late 2015, that its Artistic Director Kate Cherry, will leave the company at the end of 2016 after 9 years in her post, the company has announced Clare Watson as Kate’s successor. Clare Watson says “I am honoured and excited to be returning to Perth in the role of Artistic Director… More