Our Activity

Regional Arts WA is committed to celebrating and strengthening a powerful regional arts sector to support connected and creative communities which make regional WA a better place to live for everyone.

Here’s how we’ve been doing that recently!

August 2022

  • Regional Arts WA met with independent theater company Encounter, who center around diverse storytelling, to discuss opportunities of support to the CALD arts sector, 3 August

July 2022

  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Andy Baker from Minderoo Foundation to discuss extension to current support for Regional Arts Network to end June 2025, 5 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Tura General Manager Dunja Rmandic to discuss program alignment and regional issues, 5 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with John Smithies from CDN to discuss extension of current partnership contract to end June 2024, 7 July
  • Media Release distributed announcing eight young emerging artists and artsworkers were recipients of the Next Level Regional Grant, 8 July
  • Regional Arts WA staff attended the CAN Elders forum at the State Library as part of NAIDOC Week, 8 July
  • Program Manager Weng-Si met with social impact agency Drawhistory to discuss opportunities to work together, 11 July
  • Program Managers attended Chamber of Arts and Culture WA’s seminar looking at the results of their Financial and Wellbeing Impact Survey (March 2022), 13 July
  • Network Assistant Rachel Rainford travelled to Carnamah for the opening of the Ebb+Flow exhibition, 17 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail interviewed by KPMG as part of the RACIP Effectiveness and Efficiency Review – unsatisfactory process: not treated as delivery partner, 19 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Chamber Arts and Culture CEO Kim Jameson to align state and national advocacy plans, 20 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chair Oliver Bazzani are panelists for the Chamber’s Governance Masterclass discussing best practice ways of CEO and Board working together, 20 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail delivered Waking Giant presentation to Network Gathering, 21 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chair Oliver Bazzani met with DLGSCI staff Shelagh Magadza and Marty Cunningham to discuss revised Strategic Plan, AOIP, RACIP and future partnership opportunities, 21 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the launch of Minderoo Foundation’s 2022/23 Artist Fund – three out of ten regional recipients, 21 July
  • Representatives from the hubs in the Regional Arts Network came together in Perth for a Network Gathering, 21 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail participated in the full day Network Gathering facilitated by Shona Erskine to discuss notions of identity and sustainability of the Network, 22 July
  • Staff and Board met and networked with the Regional Arts Hubs, 22 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Managers attended CircuitWest’s Showcase WA, 26 July
  • Regional Arts WA met with Propel Youth Arts WA to discuss accessibility for youth arts, 27 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Susan Clarke attended the Network Executive meeting, 28 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chair Oliver Bazzani met with Regional Arts Australia Board representative Natalie Jenkins about national issues including a National Cultural Policy, 28 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Kimberley Development Commission CEO Chuck Berger about the potential for a regional wide arts and culture Plan, 29 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Magabala Books, Kimberley Arts Network & Stompen Ground about local issues and Regional Cabinet, 29 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended Kimberley Regional Arts Cabinet Showcase in Broome facilitated by Goolarri Media, 30 July

June 2022

  • Regional Arts WA held its AGM, 3 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Arts Policy Advisor Caroline O’Neill about RACIP, Network and relationships with Minister, 1 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with John Smithies from CDN about Resilience Reporting framework, 2 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Goolarri Media met with Kimberley Development Commission CEO Chuck Berger to discuss regional Arts and Culture Planning Strategy, 2 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Investment Coordinator Hannah Chambers met with 2020 Arts Fellowship recipients to discuss improvements to program, 7 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Chamber Arts and Culture CEO Kim Jameson to align state and national advocacy plans, 8 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Propel Youth Arts CEO met with DLGSCI Marty Cunningham and Shelagh Magadza to discuss the vulnerable future of youth arts funding, 8 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang participated in RAWA’s CALD Sub-Committee meeting discussing best practice website examples to remove barriers and possible face to face August meeting, 8 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Andy Baker from Minderoo Foundation to discuss current support for Regional Arts Network and 1 year submission continuance, 8 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Theatre Kimberley to discuss possible developmental/training program for local artsworkers, 9 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail chaired Regional Arts Australia’s Regional Network Advisory Group discussing priority policy agenda for new government and agreed process on submission to National Cultural Policy, 9 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Australia Council Board and CEO reception – first in three years, 20 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Regional Arts WA Board meeting discussing key issues – Key Stakeholders and Risks, Succession Planning and SWOT for Strategic Plan Review, 21 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Managers met with representatives from the Australia Council Grants team to discuss Peer Panel process, WA application levels and different funding models, 22 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Susan Clarke participated in the monthly Network Executive meeting, 23 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the DLGSCI information session on the new AOIP Outcomes Framework, 24 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Income Diversification Manager Philippa Maughan met with Helen Cook about RAC, HBF and potential corporate partnership opportunities, 28 June
  • Media Release distributed announcing ten organisations receive Australian Government Funding through the Regional Arts Fund, 30 June

May 2022

April 2022

  • Regional Arts WA commences their Branding Review, 1 April
  • Maisie Glenn starts as Operations Officer, 11 Aril
  • Network Coordinator Susan Clarke and Network Assistant Rachel Rainford attended the last Ebb + Flow Connect + Share Session, 14 April
  • Next Level Regional Grants opens, 20 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail & Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang coordinated and attended the CALD Sub Committee meeting, 20 April
  • Media Release distributed announcing the opening of the Next level Regional Grants, 28 April
  • Network Coordinator Susan Clarke and Network Assistant Rachel Rainford attended the April Network Executive Meeting, 28 April

March 2022

  • Demelza Rogers commenced in the role of Research Officer, 2 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Fremantle Biennale CEO Tom Muller to discuss regional delivery of First Lights, 2 March
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with staff from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DIRDTC) to discuss planning for a COVID safe tour to Christmas and Cocos Islands, 2 March
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Chamber of Arts and Culture’s event Deepening Our Cultural Dialogue with speakers Chlothilde Bullen, Jeremy Smith, Yaso Ponnuthurai & Kathleen Toomath & Charmaine Green, held at the John Curtin Gallery, 3 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins attended the Regional Arts Network Executive Meeting, 3 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met wth DLGSCI Director Shelagh Magadza to discuss AOIP and RAEG timings (and potential reviews), 3 March
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Holly Davison from Patternmakers to discuss the Regional Arts Network imitative as part of a national case study, 4 March
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Regional Arts Network imitative stakeholder Minderoo Foundation to discuss year four of the partnership, 4 March
  • Chair Oliver Bazzani and CEO Paul Mac Phail met with RAA Deputy Chair Natalie Jenkins to discuss national strategies, the Federal election and state of regional arts in WA, 11 March
  • Susan Clarke commenced in the role of Acting Network Coordinator, 14 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ella McNeill from Minderoo Foundation regarding possible future partnerships, 14 March
  • Media Release announces $550,000 of funding has been delivered to accelerate regional arts and culture in WA, 15 March
  • Chair Oliver Bazzani and CEO Paul Mac Phail met with independent Nominations Sub-Committee to determine AGM nominations and ballot process, 21 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with The Chamber or Arts & Culture CEO Kim Jameson to discuss Chamber Survey results and a joint advocacy plan for both State and Federal campaigns, 23 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Artsource CEO Peter Grant to discuss coordinated development strategies and outcomes measurement, 23 March
  • Media Release announces Oliver Bazzani as Regional Arts WA’s new Chair, 24 March
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Philanthropy Australia’s launch of the report “Paying What it Takes” about funding charities’ core costs, 24 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with John Smithies from Cultural Development Network regarding partnership timeline for 2022, 24 March
  • Staff tuned into Australia Council for the Arts’ panel discussion on Arts, Creativity and Mental Wellbeing Policy Development Program, 25 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Network Coordinator Susan Clarke and Philippa Maughan met with Ian Potter Foundation’s Subhadra Mistry to discuss future funding possibilities, 30 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, and Network Coordinators Susan Clarke and Gemma Robins met with Junction Co’s Katie Evans as she departs on maternity leave and introduces Patrycja Rosinska as her replacement, 30 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the announcement of Arts Impact WA’s six finalists for funding, which included four out of six regional projects, 31 March

February 2022

  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Module 3 of the Creative Leadership Program presented in partnership with Regional Arts Hub The Junction Co, 1 February
  • Media Release celebrates projects funded by the Drug Aware YCulture Regional Grants in 2021, 1 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail took part in the Regional Arts WA Nominations Sub-Committee to discuss potential candidates for upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) election, 1 February
  • Joel from Euphorium (Geraldton) hot desked at Regional Arts WA, 1 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail took part in a national consultation with Patternmakers to input into review of Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Fund, 3 February
  • Staff attended Artlands Conversation featuring regional WA artists Helen Seiver and Christopher Young, 4 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended Chamber Executive Group meeting – intro to new Executive Director Kim Jameson, update on Arts Organisations Investment Program AOIP processes, 8 February
  • RAWA Board hold extraordinary meeting to draft COVID Public Statement, 8 February
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay hosted online quarterly catchup with the 2020 Artist Fellowship recipients, 8 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with new Chamber of Arts and Culture Executive Director Kim Jameson to discuss collaborative ways of working, 9 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended Regional Arts WA Youth Sub-Committee meeting to review COVID Statement and final Strategic Plan, 9 February
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Chamber of Arts and Culture to discuss potential investment in professional development programs, 10 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the inaugural national Regional Network Advisory Group discussing Federal election advocacy, 10 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended Regional Arts WA Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) Sub Committee meeting to discuss accessible language, 10 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Jimmy Murphy from Town Teams to discuss approaches to community development and possible synergies, 10 February
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and Network Assistant Rachel Rainford attended the Ebb+Flow Connect+Share Session with participating artists and Network members, 10 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins attended the Network Sustainability Action Plan Working Party to discuss methodology and timeline, 15 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with potential Perth based Treasurer after advice from the Nominations Sub Committee, 15 February
  • Investment Coordinator represented Regional Arts WA at the Creative Leadership Program Day one presented by Denmark Arts, 15 February
  • Investment Coordinator represented Regional Arts WA at the Creative Leadership Program Day two presented by Denmark Arts, 16 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and Network member David Bowman-Bright interviewed potential Acting Network Coordinator candidates, 16 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with Lotterywest to discuss funding options for showcasing the regional arts sector, 18 February
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins observed Gardiner Street Art Collective strategic planning process, facilitated by Dr. Shona Erskine, 21-22 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Regional Arts WA Board meeting to discuss the 2022 Budget, Network Sustainability and Strategic Plan Review, 22 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail assisted Artgold as a member of the judging panel for the Goldfields-Esperance Art Prizes, 22 February
  • Media Release launches Regional Arts WA Inclusion Action Plan for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) artists, 23 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with new Network Executive Member – Creative Corner Board member Sian Baker, 23 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with new Executive Director of CircuitWest Sam Lynch to discuss 2022 programming and future partnerships, 24 February
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Perth Festival presentation of The Smallest Stage produced by Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, which had its initial conception at a Regional Arts Fund funded Artist Retreat, 24 February

January 2022

  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay visited Southern Edge Arts in Albany to assist with planning for WA COVID transition, 6 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ryan Taaffe from CircuitWest to discuss 2022 programming, 14 January
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay and Project Officer Hannah Chambers visited Frankland River to present on funding opportunities, 21 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins attended the Regional Arts Network Executive Meeting, 28 January

December 2021

  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Kendall Galbraith from the RRR Network to discuss opportunities where RAWA and RRR could work together, 3 December
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Chamber Cultural Connections Working Group meeting discussing how the Chamber can best assist the sector with professional development opportunities, 8 December
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Managers Philippa Maughan and Weng Si Cheang attended the farewell of Co-CEOs June Moorhouse and Monica Cain from Community Arts Network, 9 December
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Investment Coordinator Amber Launay met with Amber Craike and Claire Smith from DLGSC Culture and the Arts to discuss the Regional Arts & Cultural Investment Program (RACIP), 10 December
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Minderoo 2021 Arts and Culture Sundowner, 14 December
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Jimmy Murphy from the Town Teams Movement to discuss potential opportunities for RAWA and TTM to work together, 15 December
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Arts Impact WA end of year function, 17 December

November 2021

  • CEO Paul MacPhail travelled to Falcon to meet with Dawesville MLA Lisa Munday to discuss the state of the regional arts sector, advocate for a further 4 years of funding and a different distribution model to ensure 75% of funds go to regional ABNs, 1 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Project Officer Carla Steele attended Showcase WA, 1 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail travelled to Pinjarra to meet with Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke to discuss the state of the regional arts sector, advocate for a further 4 years of funding and a different distribution model to ensure 75% of funds go to regional ABNs, 1 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail travelled to Albany to meet with Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens to discuss the state of the regional arts sector, advocate for a further 4 years of funding and a different distribution model to ensure 75% of funds go to regional ABNs, 3 November
  • Regional Arts WA hosted a celebration of 27 years of Shows on the Go community presenter touring program, 3 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Investment Coordinator Amber Launay met with Pat Power from Arts & Culture Christmas Island and DLGSC to discuss development planning for arts and culture services to the IOT, 4 November
  • Project Officer Hannah Chambers met with Country Music Club of Boyup Brook to chat about their up and coming Festival in February 2022, 9 November
  • Intern Matylda Bejger presented her findings and recommendations at the conclusion of her project examining the use of plain English, 9 November
  • Project Officer Shandell Cummings attended the Great Southern Aboriginal Leadership Network Conference for 2021 in Albany, 10 October
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business After Hours networking event, 11 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the launch of ArtsImpact – a new philanthropic foundation to distribute large grants to arts activities (hopefully 3 x $110k per year), 15 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Chris Scoggin from Chamber Arts & Culture to discuss the draft framework for the Chamber’s Coordinated Development program, 16 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Assistant Rachel Rainford Attended the Metro Roundtable, 17 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with Robert Taylor from WAITOC to discuss possible future partnerships re the Regional Arts Festival, 18 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with new Creative Corner Hub Coordinator Kali Norman to discuss the role and our relationship, 19 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with Natalie Jenkins from Block Branding to discuss initial scoping of a Regional Arts Festival brand, 19 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Kitty Prodonovic from the Regional Chambers of Commerce and industry to discuss opportunities to work together, 26 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the Chamber Cultural Executives Group meeting discussing cultural infrastructure, 30 November
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and Network Assistant Rachel Rainford travelled to Manjimup with Dr. Shona Erskine to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 30 November

October 2021

  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Jamie Gleave from Propel to discuss partnership opportunities, 4 October
  • Communications Officer Alanna Kusin coordinated the Regional Arts Network interviews in Perth, 5 October
  • Regional Arts WA Patron, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia and Ms Annus hosted a Reception at Government House for Regional Arts WA, celebrating the Regional Arts Network Initiative, 5 October
  • Project Officer Shandell Cummings and Operations Officer Demelza Rogers attended Danjoo Koorliny, 6 October
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Derby with Dr. Shona Erskine and Goolarri Media to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 10 October
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Broome with Dr. Shona Erskine and Goolarri Media to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 14 October
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay met with Art Gallery of WA’s Regional Touring Manager James Davies for a chat about the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost program and the potential for Augmented and Mixed Reality technology to support virtual touring and increased access and engagement with the State’s collection for regional communities, 20 October
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay attended Southern Edge Art’s youth theatre performance HEARD directed by Nelson Gilmour-Blake, 22 October
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended the Chamber of Arts and Culture’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), 26 October
  • Regional Arts WA held a consultation session (3/3) to develop an Action Plan to increase access and inclusion with those in the regional arts sector who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), 26 October
  • Project Officer Shandell Cummings attended and presented at the Our Business AACHWA Forum in Roebourne, 26 October
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay attended Denmark Arts’ Regional Arts Hub Network Gathering and Consultation, 26 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins coordinated the Regional Arts Network’s Executive Meeting, 28 October

September 2021

  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Program Manager Philippa Maughan, Network Coordinator Gemma Robins, Investment Coordinator Amber Launay, Project Officer Carla Steele, Project Officer Hannah Chambers, Project Officer Shandell Cummings and Communications Officer Alanna Kusin travelled to Karratha for Artlands 2021, 1 September
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins presented information about the Regional Arts Network at Artlands 2021, 2 September
  • Regional Arts WA held a consultation session (1/3) to develop an Action Plan to increase access and inclusion with those in the regional arts sector who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), 7 September
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins, Network Assistant Rachel Rainford and the Regional Arts Network hosted the seventh Ebb + Flow Connect + Share Session, 9 September
  • James Boyd from Creative Partnerships Australia spoke about the Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising workshop and Business Partnerships, Foundation Grants and Donations seminar he delivers across WA, 14 September
  • Regional Arts WA hosted a networking event for regional attendees of the Indian Ocean Triennial Australia Conference, 17 September
  • Regional Arts WA held a consultation session (2/3) to develop an Action Plan to increase access and inclusion with those in the regional arts sector who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), 21 September
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay met with Dr Hafiz Rahaman to discuss potential applications of Augmented and Mixed Reality for the regional arts sector, 23 September
  • Intern Matylda Bejger starts her work experience with Regional Arts WA for seven weeks, 28 September
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with the Office of Multicultural Interests to discuss increasing inclusion and accessibility in regional arts, 29 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins coordinated the Regional Arts Network’s Executive Meeting, 21 September

August 2021

  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Chamber CEG meeting, then joined the sector in farewelling Duncan Ord from DG of DLGSCI, 4 August
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ryan Taafe, CEO Circuitwest to duscuss Strategic Planning and Royalties for Regions funding, 5 August
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Centre for Social Impact to discuss the final draft of the 2020 Network Evaluation Report, 5 August
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the launch of the Minderoo Fellowships program, 5 August
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins coordinated the Regional Arts Orgs Roundtable with a focus on ways of working with First Nations communities, 11 August
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Creative Corner Board member Jon Ricciardone to provide feedback on their draft Strategic Plan, 11 August
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Healthway Act Belong Commit Arts Networking Seminar, 25 August
  • Regional Arts WA met with Tegan Petrucco from Element WA to discuss opportunities for artists through their services, 26 August

July 2021

  • Regional Arts WA farewelled Operations Officer Fleur Hardy, 1 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Opening Night of Penelope & Marlin by Southern Edge Arts in the Albany Town Hall, 7 July
  • Regional Arts WA held its July Youth Sub-Committee meeting, 13 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Jenny Garroun in York to discuss the plans for the York Festival and the advocacy required to establish a Community Arts Centre, 13 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with WA Museums Regional Director Jess Machin to discuss future collaborations, 15 July
  • Regional Arts WA farewelled Operations Officer Fleur Hardy, 15 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Peak bodies roundtable held by Ink Strategy on the Great Southern Arts, Culture & Heritage Strategy, 20 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins represented Regional Arts WA at the Network Executive meeting, 22 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with consultant Aiden Date to finalise the brief to run the Board workshop process to refresh the current Strategic Plan, 23 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Kate Fielding from A New Approach to discuss national advocacy agenda, 26 July
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Amanda Willmott from Gascoyne Dev Commission to discuss synergies with Network Initiative and RASI programs, 28 July

June 2021

  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with the DLGSC to discuss the creation of a Coordinated Development Program for regional artists and arts organisations, 1 June
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Program Manager Philippa Maughan, Communications Officer Alanna Kusin and work experience student Irwin Lewis travelled to Koorliny Arts Centre to hear the Minister for the Arts announce the continuation of Shows on the Go under the auspices of CircuitWest with an expansion into touring to outer-metro venues, 2 June
  • Program Manager Weng-Si met with Perth Festival to discuss regional opportunities and support for regional-based artists, 2 June
  • Regional Arts WA staff walked as part of the Reconciliation Walk organised by Reconciliation WA, 3 June
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan hosted a Regional Online Chat with Alli Doherty from DLGSC about their new Creative Communities funding program, including discussing ideas for projects (video on website), 3 June
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Carnarvon to present and attend Gascoyne in May’s Heart of Arts Symposium and Eventide festival, 4 June
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and Communications Assistant Jasmine Eales attended a Shroom Zoom (hosted by The North Midlands Project) about the North Midlands Project’s activities in the sector, 8 June
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and the Regional Arts Network hosted their fifth Ebb + Flow Connect + Share Session, 10 June
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended a meeting of Chamber of the Arts and Culture and artform peak bodies to discuss how the arts sector jointly approaches the delivery of professional development programs, 10 June
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with Triple M to discuss media opportunities, 10 June
  • Regional Arts WA held its June Youth Sub-Committee meeting, 15 June
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Geraldton with Dr. Shona Erskine, North Midlands Project to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 15 June
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the first Virtual World Café exploring the idea for a regional arts festival, 16 June
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the second Virtual World Café exploring the idea for a regional arts festival, 17 June
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended Performing Lines WA’s Equity & Inclusion in our Performing Arts Spaces (Panel conversation), 17 June
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the third Virtual World Café exploring the idea for a regional arts festival, 18 June
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay gave a funding and grant writing presentation to emerging producers attending CircuitWest and Annette Carmichael’s personal development program: an Ecoysystem for Arts and Ideas, 23 June
  • Kate Fielding from A New Approach presented to Regional Arts WA Board and staff and talked about the findings from Imagining 2030: Preparing for a National Arts, Culture and Creativity Plan, 29 June

May 2021

  • Regional Arts WA hosted their Annual General Meeting (AGM), 4 May
  • Project Officer Hannah Chambers spoke with ABC Goldfields radio about the Next Level Regional Grants available to people in their communities, 5 May
  • Project Officer Hannah Chambers and Communications Assistant Jasmine Eales hosted a Next Level Regional Grant online application walk-through with youth members of the community, 5 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with CircuitWest Executive Director Ryan Taafe to discuss regional touring opportunities, 7 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Paul Caulfield from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSCI) to discuss regional The Arts Organisation Investment Program (AOIP) applications and capacity building proposal, 7 May
  • Communications Officer Alanna Kusin and Communications Assistant Jasmine Eales attended a Shroom Zoom (hosted by The Creative Grid) on the topic of Arts Improves Lives, 11 May
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the Regional Arts Organisation Roundtable, chaired by Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and attended by CEO Paul MacPhail (published notes available), 12 May
  • Media Release announces new board members, Bobbi Lockyer from the Pilbara and Grace Crogan from the Mid West region, 13 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Christine Scoggin from the Chamber of Arts and Culture to discuss regional capacity building opportunities to add value to Lotterywest funded Chamber project, 13 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chair Ted Snell attended the opening of the Alternative Archive at John Curtin Gallery, 13 May
  • Paul MacPhail attended and presented to Regional Arts Symposium at King Street Art Cente as part of the Alternative Archive gathering, 14 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Network Initiative stakeholders Ian Potter and Minderoo Foundations to give an update on the project, 17 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Denmark Arts Artistic Director Vivienne Robertson met with newly elected Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie to discuss Royalties for Regions and imbalance of funding, 18 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Denmark Arts Artistic Director Vivienne Robertson presented to Denmark Shire Council in support of Triennial Funding proposal underlined by the addition of Denmark Arts to Network Initiative as a Hub, 18 May
  • Program Manager Jessica Anderson attended a lecture on ‘Employment Law, Contracting and HR Considerations for Arts and Culture Organisations’ hosted by the Chamber of Arts and Culture, 20 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail chaired the Regional Arts Australia CEO Advisory Group meeting to talk about the new Regional Arts Fund Deed, potential new Boost funding, progress of national Strategic Projects, and a potential national Takso trial, 20 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Capel Makers Trail catching up with coordinator Tracie Walsh and Regional Arts WA Fellowship Artist Helen Seiver, 21 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail presented to DLGSCI staff Marty Cunningham, Tina and Rebecca on Regional Arts WA initiative of sector wide Outcomes, and use of Takso platform including regional Pilot, 24 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Communications Officer Alanna Kusin met with regional arts practioners from across the State to kick off the Regional Arts Outcomes Measurement Pilot, 26 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Program Manager Philippa Maughan, Project Officer Carla Steele and Communications Officer Alanna Kusin attended the last performance of the YUCK Circus Lotterywest Shows On The Go Tour in Harvey, 26 May
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the Metro Service Organisation Roundtable, chaired by CEO Paul MacPhail and attended by Network Coordinator Gemma Robins (published notes available), 26 May

April 2021

  • Program Manager Weng-Si and Investment Coordinator Amber Launay spoke with Know Your Nation WA, 4 April
  • Media Release announces two youth-led arts projects during National Youth Week through the Drug Aware YCulture Regional program, 12 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Chamber Arts & Culture Chief Executives Meeting – discussing state and national advocacy, 13 April
  • Project Officer Hannah Chambers, Investment Coordinator Amber Launay and Communications Assistant Jasmine Eales hosted a regional online chat to discuss Next Level Grants and interviewed former and current grant recipients Rita Bush and Sita Bennett, 13 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with David Bownman-Bright from MidWest Arts re Network Strategy and AGM hosting in light of Cylcone Seroja, 15 April
  • Media Release announces The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia has accepted the invitation to become the Patron of Regional Arts WA, 15 April
  • Media release announces the opening of the Expressions of Interests for becoming a Hub in Regional Arts WA’s emerging state-wide Network, 20 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Chamber of Arts and Culture focus group on Mental Health with guest speaker Collette Wrynn from Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAMH), 20 April
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended a Shroom Zoom (hosted by The Creative Grid) joining the conversation around R.A.T. (Regional Arts Triennial), 21 April
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay and Project Officer Hannah Chambers hosted an online mid-project catchup for 2020 Next Level Grant recipients, 22 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chair Ted Snell met with Natalie Jenkins, Regional Arts Australia Vice Chair to discuss national agenda, 23 April
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang and Communications Officer Alanna met with a contact from the ABC to explore the idea of broadcasting regional arts stories, 23 April
  • Media release announces a major milestone for the Regional Arts Network initiative through the development of a new Residency and Touring Project, Ebb+Flow, 27 April
  • Investment coordinator Amber Launay gave an online funding and grantwriting presentation via zoom to Boddington Community Resource Centre and community members, 28 April

March 2021

  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan hosted an online QandA with Ally May from Culture and the Arts (DLGSC)’s and presenters on the YUCK Tour about Get Your Show on the Road funding program, 3 March
  • The Regional Arts Network hosted the second Ebb + Flow Connect + Share Session, 4 March
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the inaugural Wandju (Welcome) Workshop for the Regional Arts Sector Investment organisations, 5 March
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Busselton with Dr. Shona Erskine and Creative Corner to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 8 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and Network Assistant Cate Creedon met with the Creative Corner Board and Giles Tuffin, Principal Policy Officer at Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, 8 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Assistant Cate Creedon completed the Creative Leadership Program in Busselton, 9 March
  • Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) intern Mandy Rauch commenced a ten week internship researching Information Governance Frameworks, 15 March
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Ravensthorpe with Dr. Shona Erskine and Rave About Arts to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 22 March
  • Program Officer Carla Steele hosted the tour briefing for the Family Shoveller Band’s tour to the Indian Ocean Territories, 22 March
  • Family Shoveller Band toured to Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands in a very successful tour, 22 March
  • The Regional Arts Network welcomed Jacky Cheng to the Ebb+Flow Connect+Share session to discuss development opportunities, 25 March
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan presented at the The Rural, Regional, Remote (RRR) Women’s Network’s inaugural Roundtable about the impact of the recent state election on the arts in regional WA, 25 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Director of Culture and the Arts Rob Didcoe and staff about the balance of Royalties for Regions funding to metro versus regions, 30 March
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay attended the official re-launch of the Albany Town Hall, 31 March

February 2021

  • Great Southern-based Amber Launay as the Investment Coordinator overseeing Regional Arts WA’s funding programs, 1 February
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins attended the online Social Impact Leadership Program Launch, 5 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Network Coordinator Gemma Robins facilitated the Regional Arts Network’s Executive Meeting, 5 February
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and the Regional Arts Network hosted their first Ebb + Flow Connect + Share Session, 11 February
  • Investment Coordinator Amber Launay provided information to the GS Weekender for an article on upcoming grant opportunities and previous successful recipients from the Great Southern, 12 February
  • Metro Regional Service Organisations roundtable chaired by CEO Paul MacPhail, 12 February
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the Regional Organisations Roundtable, 26 February

January 2021

  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang, and Southern Forest Arts Artistic Director/General Manager Fiona Sinclair met with DLGSC to discuss Regional Festivals, 15 January
  • Project Officer Hayley Dart and Program Manager Philippa Maughan hosted several sector wide focus groups for the Future Summit program, 15-29 January
  • Regional Arts WA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Party had its inaugural meeting, 19 January
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Jael Johnson and Meredith Bell from Theatre Kimberley whilst they were in Perth to discuss upcoming funding opportunities, 19 January
  • Program Coordinator Fleur Hardy and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Clancy McDowell from Kimberley Arts Network discuss upcoming funding opportunities, 19 January
  • Staff participated in the Creative Leadership Program with Dr Shona Erskine, 20 January
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Patrycja Rosinska and Rose from The Junction Co. whilst they were in Perth to discuss the Regional Arts Network and Pilbara Public Artists Development Program, 27 January

December 2020

  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Future Now’s Visual Arts Industry Advisory Network Roundtable, 2 December
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with National MP Colin Holt to discuss the development of a Regional Arts Policy, 4 December
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, 11 December
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins and the Regional Arts Network participated in Asset Mapping development series with Bank of IDEAS, 14 December
  • Chair Ted Snell, CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins attended Minderoo Foundation’s 2020 Arts Partners Sundowner, 15 December

November 2020

  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to Port Hedland and Tom Price with Dr. Shona Erskine and The Junction Co. to deliver the Creative Leadership Program, 30 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Centre of Social Impact to discuss Network Evaluation, 27 November
  • Philippa Maughan chaired the Regional Artist Roundtable – Paul MacPhail and Hannah Chambers also in attendance, 27 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail represented Regional Arts WA at the Regional Arts Australia AGM, 26 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Country Music club of Boyup Brook to discuss their new strategic planning processes, 24 November
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang spoke to a past TEDx organiser to brainstorm celebration ideas for the sector, 24 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with James Boyd from Creative Partnerships Australia to discuss recent regional workshops and Hubs strategies, 23 November
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended Community Arts Network’s Diversity Working Party, 19 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail helped launch Dwellingup artist Monique Tippet’s solo exhibition “My Darling” at ECU, 19 November
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang and Project Officer Hannah met with Healthway to discuss Drug Aware YCulture 2021, 18 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chari Ted Snell meet with Minister David Templeman – discussion focused on Resilience funding, Operational costs, small community touring , 16 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan was recognised with The People’s Pinnacle, presented by CircuitWest at WA Showcase, 11 November
  • Program Coordinator Fleur Hardy attended the opening of Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre’s 2020 Exibald Exmouth Portrait Competition, 6 November
  • Program Manager, Philippa Maughan presented at the SW Active Communities Network with Fiona de Garis from Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, hosted by DLGSC SW Office, 5 November
  • Metro Regional Service Orgs roundtable chaired by CEO Paul MacPhail – updates and review of Outcomes mapping, 5 November

October 2020

  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended a Regional Arts Australia workshop (co-facilitated by The Australia Council for the Arts) exploring the future of the regional arts sector, 30 October
  • Regional Arts WA Board meeting held in Perth, 20 October
  • Regional Arts WA Youth Sub-Comittee Meeting held online, 19 October
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Chamber of Carts Culture CEG meeting, 13 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail & Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with UWA Centre for Social Impact responding to first Hubs Evaluation, 8 October
  • Prgoram Manager Weng Si Cheang met with PICA to discuss regional participation, 7 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail & Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with Minderoo & The Ian Potter Foundations to discuss first Hubs Evaluation and 2021 plans, 5 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Australia Council Re-Imagine webinar, 2 October

September 2020

  • CEO Paul MacPhail chaired Regional Arts Aust CEO’s meeting – welcoming new member from Tasmania and discussing new RAF Deed, 25 September
  • Program Manager Weng Si Cheang participated in Austrlian Council of the Arts’ re:Imagine session, 24 September
  • Program Manager Weng Si Cheang met with Community Arts Network’s Diversity Coordinator to discuss Inclusion Policies, 23 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail & Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with current Regional Arts Hubs to discuss contract renewals and Delivery Framework, 22 September
  • Program Manager Weng Si Cheang met with Encounter Theatre to discuss regional access, 22 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Minister David Templeman as part of Regional Cabinet Town Hall meeting in Broome – introduced local orgs, 20 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Goolarri Media in Broome to discuss local issues, Kimberley networking and Ministerial visit, 18 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Theatre Kimberley in Broome to discuss local issues, Kimberley networking and Ministerial visit, 18 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Kimberley Arts Network in Broome to discuss local issues, Kimberley networking and Ministerial visit, 18 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with KALACC in Broome to discuss local issues, Kimberley networking and Ministerial visit, 18 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Magabala in Broome to discuss local issues, Kimberley networking and Ministerial visit, 18 September
  • Paul MacPhail met with Marrugeku in Broome to discuss local issues, Kimberley networking and Ministerial visit, 18 September
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the Regional Artist Roundtable, 17 September
  • Project Officers Hannah Chambers, Shandell Cummings and Fleur Hardy hosted a Regional Online Chat discussing Regional Arts Resilience Grants and RAF Recovery
  • The first round of Regional Arts Resilience Grants recipients are announced, 9 September
  • Program Manager Weng-Si and Program Coordinator Fleur met with the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries to discuss the Creative Communities Recovery Program, 7 September
  • Program Manager Weng-Si and Program Coordinator Fleur met with DLGSC to discuss Creative Communities Recovery Program
  • Regional Arts WA hosted the Regional Organisations Roundtable, 3 September
  • CEO Paul MacPhail interviewed young regional puppeteer Chloe Flockhart for the upcoming Australian Drama Studies journal, 3 September

August 2020

  • RAF Relief Grants close, 31 August
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with regional artist Fiona Sinclair and John Curtin Gallery re potential future partnership project, 26 August
  • Regional Arts WA Board meeting held in Perth, 25 August
  • Communications Officer Jon Solmundson attended the National Innovation Games to present regional circumstances and assist with the challenge of using technology to deliver “more sustainable organisations, practices and communities”, 19 August
  • RAF Recovery Grants open, 3 August

July 2020

  • Program Manager Weng-Si attended Lotterywest grants webinar
  • Project Officers Carla Steele, Hannah Chambers, Shandell Cummings and Fleur Hardy hosted a Regional Online Chat discussing Regional Arts Resilience Grants and RAF Relief
  • Project Officer Hannah Chambers and Communications Officer Jon Solmundson meet with emerging graphic designer Codee-Lee Down to discuss a redesign of the Drug Aware YCulture Regional promotional materials, 23 July
  • Regional Arts Resilsience Grants open, 13 July
  • Program Manager Weng-Si met with OMI to discuss how more CALD communities can be support with a number grants, 8 July
  • RAF Relief Grants Open, 1 July

June 2020

  • Teleconference hosted to provide monthly meeting for the Regional Arts Network, 23 June
  • Regional Arts Network Hub Coordinators completed Module 2 of the Creative Leadership Course, 18 June
  • Program Managers Philippa Maughan and Weng Si Cheang attended the Chamber of Arts and Culture panel discussion on Governance Prioritises for Arts Organisations in COVID times, 12 June
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Project Officer Hannah Chambers hosted an initial Artists Roundtable to discuss how a statewide regional roundtable could best support artists, 10 June
  • Program Coordinator Fleur Hardy attended Regional Arts Fund Manager meeting with Regional Arts Australia and the National network of Regional Program Administrators
  • Regional Arts WA faciliated the “Regional Rountable”, attended by 14 participants across 7 regions, 9 June
  • Regional Arts WA staff worked with DrawHistory in an initial consultation workshop to begin the evaluation process for Community Presenting, 9 June
  • Whilst in Margaret River, Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with new Creative Corner Coordinator Stu McMillan to discuss Regional Arts Network deliverables, 9 June
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins travelled to the South West and met with Regional Arts Sector Investment recipient organisation Arts Margarer River to discuss further planning, 8 June
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Bob Harlow’s Masterclass on developing effective audience surveys, 4 June
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins supported facilitation of The Junction Co.’s Jury Art Prize judging panel in Perth at the King Street Arts Centre, 2 June

May 2020

  • Independent Facilitator Annette Carmichael hosted Information Session to support regional organisations with their application to the Regional Arts Sector Investment (RASI) grant, 27 May
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang and Independent Facilitator Annette Carmichael attended SmartyGrants training, 26 May
  • Teleconference hosted to provide monthly meeting for the Regional Arts Network, 26 May
  • Independent Facilitator Annette Carmichael hosted Information Session to support regional organisations with their application to the Regional Arts Sector Investment (RASI) grant, 25 May
  • Regional Arts Network Hub Coordinators completed Module 1 of the Creative Leadership Course, 21 May
  • Regional Arts WA hosted service organisations with regional programs in a second roundtable conversation, 19 May
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang discussed target output measurements with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 18 May
  • Network Coordinator Gemma Robins attended The Ian Potter Foundation’s Grantee Workshop, 14 May
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan hosted a Regional Online Chat with Patrick Moriarty from Our Community talking about governance in COVID times and preparing for post-isolation, 14 May
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan presented to WAAPA Arts Management students about regional arts organisations and Regional Arts WA, 13 May
  • Regional Arts WA hosted its Annual General Meeting with 37 members in attendance, 5 May
  • Annette Carmichael, Independent Facilitator, joined Regional Arts WA to facilitate the Regional Arts Sector Investment (RASI) funding round, 4 May
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with representatives from Lotterywest to discuss repurposing of 220 Presenting funds, 1 May

April 2020

  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan hosted a Regional Online Chat with Nikki Miller from Lotterywest about Lotterywest’s COVID Relief Funding, 30 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail chaired Regional Arts Australia’s CEOs Committee. A guideline discussion was held around the new $10 million Regional Arts Recovery Boost, 23 April
  • Chair Sue Middleton and CEO Paul met with Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman to discuss the impacts COVID-19 on the regional arts sector, and responses from Regional Arts WA and the Government, 23 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Healthway representatives to discuss possible repurposing of funds allocated to COVID-19 cancellations, 22 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Department of Culture and the Arts WA Manager Mel Walley-Stack regarding allocation and guidelines for the new Regional Arts Resilience Fund, 20 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with David Bowman-Bright from North Midlands to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the regional arts sector, and respective organisational response, 20 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Project Officer Gemma Robins met with Creative Corner to discuss the Regional Arts Network, impact of COVID-19 on the regional arts sector, and respective organisational response, 20 April
  • Regional Arts WA hosted service organisations with regional programs in a roundtable conversation in response to COVID-19, 17 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Department of Culture and the Arts WA Executive Director Rob Didcoe regarding the Ministerial Statement of new funding for the regional arts sector, 10 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Shelagh Magadza from the Chamber of Culture and the Arts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the regional arts sector, and respective organsiational response, 9 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ryan Taafe from Circuitwest to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the regional arts sector, and respective organisational response, 8 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail chaired Regional Arts Australia’s CEOs Committee. Discussion was held around initial state responses to COVID-19, 8 April
  • First Regional Online Chats was launched with CEO Paul MacPhail, 7 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Project Officer Gemma Robins met with Minderoo Foundation to discuss continuation of current contract for Regional Arts Network, 6 April
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Chad Creighton from the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of WA to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the regional arts sector, and respective organisational response, 2 April
  • Project Officer Monique Boucher and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang debriefed Blind Dates with Circuitwest, 1 April

March 2020

  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Kylie Bracknell and Iain Grandage from Festival of Perth re potential involvement in Noongar regional 2022 project, 31 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Project Officer Gemma Robins met with Minderoo, Ian Potter and Hubs to discuss Leadership program and Evaluation processes (with Centre for Social Impact), 30 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Department of Culture and the Arts WA Executive Director Rob Didcoe to discuss the impact of COVID-19, and need for urgent release of multi-year funding program, 25 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with DLGSC representatives to discuss the deferment of the March IOT Tour and its implications for artists and communities, 19 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail, Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Project Officer Carla Steele met with 12 regional community presenters and YUCK Circus to discuss the deferment of May’s tour and the impact of COVID19, 17 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Kim Jameson from Art on the Move to discuss the Public Galleries Report and future sector wide advocacy, 13 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail,Program Manager Jess Anderson and Project Officer Gemma Robins met with the funded RASI organisations in a round table forum to discuss future gatherings and the impact of COVID19, 13 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Operations Officer met with Squarecode to discuss sector needs around collaborative working platforms, 12 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Operations Officer met with Red Rock to discuss sector needs around collaborative working platforms, 10 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Ravensthorpe RAC met with the Shire of Jerramungup to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 5 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Ravensthorpe RAC met with the Shire of Lake Grace to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 5 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Ravensthorpe RAC met with the Shire of Ravensthorpe to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 4 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the MP Mick Murray to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 25 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with representatives from Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council to discuss funding, programs and key risks being face by the organisation, 4 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Ravensthorpe RAC met with the Shire of Esperance to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 3 March
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with representatives from Esperance Community Arts to discuss funding, programs and key risks being face by the organisation, 3 March

February 2020

  • CEO Paul MacPhail represented Regional Arts WA at the fabulous opening of Annette Carmichael’s CHORUS, 29 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Manjimup to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 28 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the City of Busselton to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 27 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 27 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Andrew Frith from Arts Margaret River to discuss funding, programs and key risks being faced by the organisation, 27 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Nannup to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 26 February 2020
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Boyup Brook to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 26 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the South West Development Commission to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 25 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Collie to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 25 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the MP Mick Murray to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 25 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Donnybrook to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 25 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Harvey to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 24 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with the Shire of Dardanup to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 24 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and representatives from Regional Arts Hub Creative Corner met with MP Colin Holt to outline the value of the Hubs in their local community and discuss future possible collaborations, 24 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with DLGSCI staff to discuss organisational sector Target Outputs for 2020, 21 February
  • Six staff attended a presentation by David Bowman-Bright on the North Midlands Project and its new Hub Plan, 21 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended DLGSCI’s induction session on the Arts Organisation Investment Program, 20 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Operations Officer met with Blue Box solutions to discuss sector needs around collaborative working platforms, 20 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Phillipa met with Merryn Carter and Jordan Gibbs as part of the National Touring Scan consultation to highlight WA regional needs, 19 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail chaired Regional Arts Australia CEO’s Planning workshop, 6 February
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Our Community to progress talks around delivery of Governance resources in regional WA, 6 February

January 2020

  • As part of the Blind Dates program Project Officer Monique Boucher met with performing metro and regional producers and performers, and presenters – including Natassia Shirazee from Shire of Katanning, David Marshall from Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre, Lys Tickner from Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Catharine Daniels from Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 30 January
  • CEO Paul and Program Manager Weng-Si met with the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries to discuss the Arts Organisation Investment Program, 30 January
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and the Hub Coordinators had their third Network Roundtable, 30 January
  • Operations Officer Lorraine Sanders and CEO Paul MacPhail met with Mav3rick IT to discuss the Client Relationship Management platform to be implemented to improve networking, 29 January
  • As part of the Blind Dates program Project Officer Monique Boucher, Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang, and Communications Officer Jon Solmundson met with performing producers and performers, and presenters – including Cait Stewart from Arts Narrogin, Julian Canny from Euphorium Creative, Lys Tickner from Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, 23 January
  • Blind Dates commenced, inviting performing artists at Fringe World Festival to consult with Regional Arts WA and CircuitWest regarding regional WA touring opportunities, 23 January
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with The Lester Prize to discuss increased regional participants, 22 January
  • Jael Johnson from Theatre Kimberley met with Project Officer Gemma Robins and Program Manager Jess Anderson to discuss the Regional Arts Sector Initiative, 22 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Sports & Recreation Manager for Regional Services Mitch Hardy to discuss potential joint initiatives, 22 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended forum coordinated by MediaSuper; Current approaches to Mental Wellbeing in the workplace. Links and resources can be found on the website for The Arts Wellbeing Collective and a short video is available on the Mentally Healthy workplace activity report here, 21 January
  • Program Manager Jess Anderson, Project Officer Gemma Robins and CEO Paul MacPhail met with Vancouver Art Centre to discuss future planning, particularly around renovated Albany Town Hall, 21 January
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with David Bowman Bright of the Midlands Project to discuss a statewide professional development program for arts practitioners, 21 January
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and Program Manager Jess Anderson met with potential evaluators for the Regional Arts Network initiative at the UWA Centre for Social Impact, 21 January
  • Chair Sue Middleton and CEO Paul met with independent Nominations Committee advising Board of potential new candidates as part of long term succession planning, 20 January
  • Program Manager Jess Anderson and Project Officer Fleur Hardy met with Healthway to discuss the Drug Aware YCulture Regional program, 16 January
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with OMI to discuss potential fieldtrips, 14 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Jess Anderson met with Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries to discuss multi-year funding options for regional organisations, 13 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ken Mills from Esperance Community Arts to discuss potential multi-year funding options for regional organisations, 9 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with Chamber for Arts & Culture WA Executive Director Shelagh Magazda to discuss coordinated opportunities, 8 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ryan Taafe of CircuitWest to discuss recent joint Board meeting, 8 January
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with OMI, 8 January

December 2019

  • Program Managers Weng-Si Cheang and Philippa Maughan met with Healthway, 19 December
  • Program Manager Jess Anderson and Project Officer Gemma Robins met with Andrew from Arts Margaret River, 18 December
  • Program Manager Jess Anderson and Project Officer Gemma Robins received a tour of the new HEART venue in Margaret River, 18 December
  • Program Manager Jess Anderson and Project Officer Gemma Robins travelled to Busselton to meet with Ceative Corner A/Chair Mat Lewis, Regional Development Australia South West Chair, and ArtGeo Cultural Complex Coordinator at City of Busselton to view the gallery, BEACH space, and other potenial art spaces, 18 December
  • Program Manager Jess Anderson and Project Officer Gemma Robins attended Creative Corner’s AGM and Christmas Party in Margaret River, 17 December
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with the Chamber of Arts and Culture’s Shelagh Magadza to discuss joint projects, 16 December
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and the Hub Coordinators had their second Network Roundtable, 13 December
  • CEO Paul MacPhail interviewed live on RTR FM regarding the Regional Arts Hubs and future funding for regional arts organisations, 13 December
  • Successful joint meeting between Boards of CircuitWest and Regional Arts WA, 11 December
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended WA Cultural Development End of Year Event with AGWA and Healthway, 9 December
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang particpated CAN’s December Diversity Working Party, 5 December
  • Program Officer Gemma Robins attended The Junction Co.’s Artisan Markets at the Esplanade Hotel, 5 December
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Curtis Taylor: Selected Screen Works and Q&A, a selection of short films curated by Martu artist and former Regional Arts WA board member Curtis Taylor, 4 December
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and The Junction Co. Executive Officer, Katie Evans met with Jenna Dodge from the Pilbara Development Commission, 4 December
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and The Junction Co. Executive Officer, Katie Evans visited the FORM Pilbara team at Spinerfex Studios, 4 December
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and The Junction Co. Executive Officer, Katie Evans spoke with Spirit 94.1 Hedland about the Hubs quantitative, 4 December
  • In conjunction with Blessings Maskuk from the Goldfields Community Legal Centre, Regional Arts WA hosted an advisory forum at the Goldfields Arts Centre, 3 December
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins travelled to Port Hedland to meet and spend time with The Junction Co., 3 December
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Project Officer Gemma Robins travelled to Kalgoorlie to attend ArtGold’s PopUp Shop Launch. Throughout the trip meetings are held with: Tim Neeson & Marcus McGuire about their plans for a festival; Sarah Fletcher, Regan Brewer; Courtney Bergersen and Peter Rampellini from the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission focussing on economic impact reporting; Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Jane Menzies to discuss the City’s arts and culture plan; Deb and Libby Carmody from Tjuma Pulka Radio  about future planning; and ArtGold Committee Member Ada Hanson about the Hub program, 2 December

November 2019

  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts. Talks focused on negotiations for a new 2020 Regional Arts Fund Deed, 29 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Chair Sue Middleton attended Regional Arts Australia’s National Summit focusing on discussion of partnerships, 28 November
  • Project Officers Monique Boucher, Gemma Robins, Fleur Hardy and Program Manager Philippa Maughan attend touring producers The Last Great Hunt Sundowner, 28 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts regarding a Four Year Funding invitation for Sand Tracks, 27 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan & Project Officer Hannah Chambers attended the Australian Society of Association Executives discussion The Future of Events – Trends in Conferences, 26 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with the Ian Potter Foundation to provide an update on the Regional Arts Hubs, 22 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Our Community to discuss new initiatives, 22 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Myer Foundation to discuss new initiatives, 22 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Regional Arts Victoria’s Joe Toohey to discuss RAA business and national advocacy, 22 November
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins coordinated the Regional Arts Sector Investment Roundtable, chaired by Sharon and Daly Winter from the Boyup Brook Country Music Club, 22 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan and Project Officer Gemma Robins attended the Chamber of the Arts and Community Arts Network presentation Strategies for Diversity: Learnings, Best Practice and Ambition, 21 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with NBN Local to discuss a possible Regional Stories partnership, 20 November
  • Program Manager Jessica Anderson and CEO Paul Mac Phail met with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to discuss the future of the Regional Arts Sector Investment, 14 November
  • Communications Officer Jon Solmundson attended the Emerging Arts Workers Meet Up to discuss opportunities for regional youth, 13 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Chamber of Arts & Culture WA to discuss a closer working relationship between two orgs to service regional members, 13 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with CircuitWest CEO Ryan Taafe to discuss upcoming joint Board meeting, 13 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Jessica Anderson met with Local Government Professional to evaluate potential areas for collaboration, 12 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan submitted an application to the Australia Council for Four Year Funding for Sand Tracks 2021 – 24, 12 November
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended Historians and Truth Telling symposium hosted by History Society of WA and Reconciliation WA, 10 November
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang attended CAN’s Diversity Working Group meeting to discuss how arts and culture in WA can be more diverse, 7 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail & Project Officer Gemma Robins met with Soula Vouyoucalos regarding the International Arts Space Spaced program and its synergies with Regional Arts Hubs, 6 November
  • Regional Arts WA announced seven regional WA arts and culture projects receive an investment of more than $127,600 through the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, 6 November
  • Project Officers Monique Boucher and Jon Solmundson facilitated a post tour teleconference with presenters from Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, 5 November
  • Chair Sue Middleton & CEO Paul MacPhail met with DLGSC to new initiatives, 4 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended CEDA Breakfast presentation by Ben Wyatt as guest of NBN Local, 1 November
  • CEO Paul MacPhail and Program Manager Philippa Maughan met with the Australia Council to discuss an application for Four Year Funding for Sand Tracks, November 1

October 2019

  • Project Officer Gemma Robins and Project Manager Jessica Anderson attend SmartyGrants training to improve Regional Arts WA’s ability to facilitate grants online, 30 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail attended the Masterclass: Impact and Revenue presented by visiting US expert Shana Dressler to explore ways the regional arts sector can strengthen its social impact, 30 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Jeremy Smith from the Australia Council to discuss new strategic direction and funding streams for individual regional artists, 30 October
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins, Creative Corner’s Tash Birch, ArtGold’s Sarah Hinton head to Carnamah for two nights to meet with fellow Hub Coordinator, David Bowman-Bright, Executive Director of the North Midland Project, 27 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Wes Morris from KALACC to discuss national and state policy decisions re First Nations arts and culture, 25 October
  • Program Manager Weng-Si met with Stories From The Future Quick Response Grant recipients (Shermy from Geraldton and Yola Tom Price) and Zheela from CAN, 24 October
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang participated in Stories From The Future coordinated by Diversity Arts Australia, 24 October
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang met with Diversity Arts Australia to discuss how regional arts can be more diverse and inclusive, 23 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Ryan Taaffe from CircuitWest and Alison Dalziel from Localise to discuss upcoming Board to Board meeting and strategic alignment, 23 October
  • Regional Arts WA staff discussed opportunties to reduce organisation’s carbon footprint, 22 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met NBN Local to discuss partnership opportunities, 22 October
  • Project Officer Lorraine Sanders, Manager Philippa Maughan and CEO Paul MacPhail attended RRR Network – Remote Working Training Forum, 22 October
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins attends Propel Youth Art’s Mosaic Opening – featuring photography from emerging regional artists, 22 October
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang and Project Officer Hannah Chambers attended the Multicultural Communities Forum coordinated by WALGA, 21 October
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the final dress rehearsal of A Night Out by Natalie Allen before it went on tour to regional WA, 19 October
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins spoke to ABC Bunbury about the Hubs, 18 October
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins meets with David Bowman-Bright, Executive Director of the North Midland Project to discuss the Regional Arts Network initiative, 17 October
  • Program Manager Philippa Maughan attended the opening of Yiraa Yaakin show Iceland a Hip H’Opera, 17 October
  • Regional Arts WA released the October eNews, 16 October
  • Regional Arts WA announced five diverse WA organisations will be leading the Regional Arts Network initiative as they re-imagine how arts services are delivered to their local communities, 16 October
  • Project Officer Gemma Robins attends The Ian Potter Foundation’s Welcome Workshop for new grantees to strengthen relationship with key Hubs funding partner, 15 October
  • Regional Arts WA invited the wider WA regional arts sector to submit their stories and events with a new guide, 15 October
  • Regional Arts WA contribute to the King Street Arts Centre charity Bake Off, 15 October
  • Project Officer Fleur Hardy published Youth arts blossoms with Pressed for Time presented by Drug Aware, 14 October
  • Program Manager Jessica Anderson and Project Officer Fleur Hardy met with Propel Youth Arts to explore opportunities to collaborate for the benefit of regional young people, 14 October
  • Paul MacPhail, Gemma Robins and Jess Anderson meet with Theatre Kimberley’s Jael and Meredith in Perth and Julian Canny whilst they were visiting in Perth, 14 October
  • Project Officer Monique Boucher published Top Community Engagement Tips from this Jurassic monster of a tour!, 14 October
  • Program Manager Weng-Si Cheang published Useful Trends emerging from the 2019 PAC Australia Conference, 8 October
  • Project Officer Hannah Chambers published Central Desert gets “best Sand Tracks show ever”, 8 October
  • Regional Arts WA Board meeting held in Perth discussing our Annual Survey results, feedback from the name change, Business Development strategy and Hubs announcement, 8 October
  • Program Manager Jessica Anderson and CEO Paul Mac Phail met with the DLGSC to discuss RACIP Yculture funding and the future of the Regional Arts Sector Investment, 7 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with RAA Board member Natalie Jenkins to discuss national issues in regional arts from a WA perspective, 7 October
  • RAF Panel held for Project Fund, 2 October
  • CEO Paul MacPhail met with Impact Seed to explore regional investment opportunities, 2 October
  • Country Arts WA officially becomes Regional Arts WA, 1 October
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