Our Activity

Regional Arts WA

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!

October 2020

  • Regional Arts WA Board meeting held in Perth, 20 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
  • 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
  • CEO Paul MacPhail & Network Coordinator Gemma Robins met with current Regional Arts Hubs to discuss contract renewals and Delivery Framework, 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
  • The first round of Regional Arts Resilience Grants recipients are announced, 9 September
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 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
  • 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
Close Search