Culture and the arts

Promoting participation and achievement in culture and arts to support growth of the cultural industries.
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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries supports the delivery of arts and culture activities through strong evidence-based policy, research and funding across Western Australia to achieve State Government outcomes. The department undertakes the development and implementation of research and industry projects to strengthen the policy basis of its programs and services.

Working with a range of stakeholders and partners, we provide information and opportunities to foster growth, connections and access to industry intelligence. This includes statistics on cultural funding, employment, attendance and participation, and Western Australia’s values and attitudes towards culture and the arts. We fund non-government arts organisations as a base from which they can then generate additional income through sponsorship, box office and other agencies to support their annual program of activities.

The department also provides project funding to provide artists and creatives opportunities to undertake a broad range of projects and activities across multiple art forms. Investment in arts and culture is essential to ensure Western Australians have ongoing access to arts and culture activities.