Thirteen innovative arts projects share more than $650,000 funding

The McGowan Government has delivered funding for 13 new Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program.
  • McGowan Government awards $668,353 funding boost to WA arts sector
  • Arts 15k-plus program supports 13 larger arts projects
  • Artforms range from cabaret to visual arts

The McGowan Government has delivered funding for 13 new Western Australian arts projects through the Arts 15k-plus program.

The Arts 15k-plus program provides support for larger arts projects, with up to $60,000 for artists or organisations to deliver a one-off project or series of activities.

The Arts 15k-plus program runs alongside the Arts U-15k (under $15,000) program, which supports smaller opportunities and projects throughout the year.

The program has delivered $1.4 million since July 2022 and allows artists to bring high-quality arts and cultural experiences to new audiences and share Western Australian stories.

Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:

"I am so proud of our arts and culture sector in Western Australia - and the McGowan Government will continue to support its growth and vibrancy.

"The Arts 15k-plus program gives our local artists the chance to work on a new project or program of activities commencing after February 2023.

"These artists and arts organisations will be supported to do what they do best - bringing exciting new ideas to life for us, their audience.

"I am looking forward to seeing the outcomes - and I encourage you to catch these performances when you can."

Minister's office - 6552 5400

Arts 15k-plus recipients - Round 1 2022-23

Perth International Cabaret Festival Ltd - $60,000

Presentation of the Perth International Cabaret Festival 2023 in an expanded format.

Theatre 180 Inc - $45,000

Presentation of a theatre production of A.B. Facey's 'A Fortunate Life'.

UWA Westerly Magazine - $26,557

The creation and publication of new literary work in Westerly Magazine in 2023.

Big hART Inc - $58,100

Presentation of a new artistic work - 'Punkaliyarra: Sister-in-Law Dreaming Story' - encompassing film, animation, music, sound design, and performance - accompanied by workshops promoting storytelling and intercultural exchange.

Anna Richardson - $40,826

Development and delivery of solo exhibition 'The Good' seeking radical optimism in depicting parenting, animals, and connection over food.

Baalap Productions Pty Ltd - $38,670

A renewal of theatrical production 'Bindjareb Pinjarra', enabling the founding elders of Bindjareb Pinjarra to pass the work to a younger cohort.

Nicholas Pages-Oliver - $60,000

Rehearsal and presentation of 'Same Time Next Week' - a puppet musical about tabletop roleplaying games, the power of friendship, and cancer.

Renee Newman - $52,590

The world premiere season of contemporary performance work 'Catastrophes' co-created by Renee Newman and Ella Hetherington.

CIRCUSWA Inc - $60,000

Co-design and delivery of a Crossing Wires: funambulism (tightwire walking) and yarning project in partnership with Yirra Yaakin.

Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc - $49,979

Delivery of an intensive weekend retreat for twenty artists, providing a supportive, creative environment to test ideas, consider new collaborations and explore cross artform possibilities.

John Curtin Gallery - Curtin University - $59,240

Co-curated by Chris Malcom (Director, John Curtin Gallery) and independent regional curator Annette Davis, a survey of contemporary regional arts practice will document the response of regional and remote Western Australian communities to the theme of Open Borders.


Vladimir Todorovic - $57,391

Animations and new drawings from the Karntimarta Brush studio (Warralong) will be produced and exhibited based on illustrations from the archive of Nyangumarta books by Pilbara elders from Strelley from the 1970s to 1990s.

Cement Fondu Limited - $60,000

Contemporary art space Cement Fondu will commission Walmajarri artist John Prince Siddon to create new work and present a solo exhibition.