Regional Arts WA


Currently we are experiencing a change in our social and economic landscape that is directly impacting our arts sector. As an organisation we are committed to providing you with support during this time.

Content is being added to this page as we receive new information, check back regularly for updated advice and resources.

Last updated Wednesday 10 February 2021

  • The State Government has released the first ever Cultural Infrastructure Framework for WA, outlining a roadmap for holistic cultural infrastructure planning and investment.
  • Getting the Show back on the Road funding is now open. It is a shared risk program that supports a percentage of box office loss in the situation where there has been a negative impact due to COVID-19 for the presentation of performing arts and live music events.

Click below to see resources

Current COVID-19 Grants Available

For more WA grants information relating to COVID-19:

Other grants available:

Curious about other States and sector funding opportunities? Please check out the Funding Centre

Online Learning and Webinars

Regional Arts WA has coordinated a calendar in an effort to collate the vast amount of webinars and workshops available online. Please click here to view the full calendar filled with online learning opportunities across the state and nationally.

We are continuing to host a series of webinars in the coming weeks:

Thinking about starting your own videos and webinars? Check out some of these tips and guides:

Events and Touring Information

  • PAC Australia and Regional Arts Australia partner on a new Touring Advisory Group (TAG) to provide information and advice on performing arts touring. Expressions of interest are now open for those engaged in touring to join TAG. EOI’s close mid January 2021.

Resources you may find useful  when putting on an event:


Events specific funding:

Online Events:

Surveys and Advocacy

Survey results:

Australia Council for the Arts provides a summary of a number of peak bodies who initiated surveys to track impacts of the pandemic on artists and arts organisations.

Specific COVID-19 information

For more information about COVID-19 and how it is impacting the arts in Australia, we recommend reading the Australia Council for the Arts COVID-19 information page.

Other useful sources of information include:

Recovery resources:

What to do if your staff member has COVID-19

Online Creative Activities

Resources you may find useful  include:

  1. Creative @ Home, North Midland Project
  2. Art at Home Guide 
  3. 10 Creative Online Courses You Can Take for Free Online, Artsy
  4. Learn-to-weave Kits, start weaving your own baskets, you can buy starter-kits from Tjanpi Desert Weavers
  5. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’Creative Learning Resources, West Australian creators of children’s books has collated a range of materials for all ages to help teachers/parents during the COVID-19 crisis
  6. Bird Makers Project, Co:3 Australia launches an online activity
  7. Celebrate Western Australia’s writers and books, Writing WA

Wellbeing Resources

There are some free services available specifically for the arts, culture and entertainment sector:

There is also other crisis support services available, they are incredibly important and helpful.

The World Health Organisation guides for Coping with Stress  and Helping Children Cope with Stress that may assist you during this time.

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