The following recipients have received $10,000 towards initiatives that add an offer or experience to an existing program, to increase visitation or extend the visitor experience of ‘place’.
The Goldfields Bush Tucker Experience
Goldfields-Esperance | Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre Aboriginal Corporation
The Goldfields Bush Tucker Experience is a food experience for the curious through to the gourmand. There is an abundance of bush tucker in the Goldfields region which Aboriginal people want to share with the world. From the deliciously sweet honeyant to the crunchy, roasted witchetty grub, the robust red kangaroo to the delicate quandong, there is something new and delicious for everyone to try. This unique cultural experience enables Aboriginal people to bring ancient bush foods to the world’s palate.
Blackwood River Arts Trail 2022
South West | Blackwood River Arts Trail Inc
This program will provide opportunities for the public to engage with local artists from the Blackwood River region of Western Australia, to showcase artists’ work, enhance marketing opportunities and provide access to new audiences and collectors. It will develop cultural offerings that will enliven regional communities and bring consumers to local businesses.
Broome Fringe Festival Hub
Kimberley | Kimberley Arts Network
The Broome Fringe Festival celebrates the grassroots creative community of Broome. Broome is a creative town with vibrant visual and performing arts traditions that express the characterful and culturally rich region. Between 27 May and 6 June, as the region’s tourist season kicks off, the Fringe Festival is an opportunity to showcase new work, entertain audiences and challenge perceptions of both locals and visitors. The Festival Hub at the Broome Visitors Centre will be the engine room of the Festival, driving engagement, providing daily activities, entertainment and reaching new audiences to experience the creative life of the West Kimberley.
Creative development of performing arts projects for A Taste of Broome Festival
Kimberley | Broome Aboriginal Media Association
Two new events will be developed for production in the festival. The first, The Old Chinatown Music and Picture Show focusing on Chinese influence on the Indigenous history of Broome, told through story and song. The second is called Open Borders, a dance/circus/puppetry performance exploring the role of borders, how they shape and form us, for example in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, migration, racism and colonialism. This project partners with the Mycelium project by Southern Forest Arts.
Albany Art and Culture Trail
Great Southern | City of Albany
The Albany Art and Culture Trail combines culture, heritage and arts experiences with recreation in a new and exciting way. Following the traditional Amity Trail, the project will reawaken the stories of some of WA’s oldest buildings while showcasing how the cultural landscape has changed over time as a result of major historical events and inclusion of public art to the civic precinct.
Ku’arlu Mangga (Good Nest) Outdoor Art Trail
Mid West | Ku’arlu Mangga (Northhampton Old School Initiative)
Ku’arlu Mangga (Good Nest) will develop and implement an outdoor Art Trail to attract increased visitation to the existing Gallery experience. This will include local artists working on additional elements that enhances the existing outdoor mosaics. This will then be utilised as a platform for other events such as Talk to the Artist sessions, walking tours focused on culture and seasonal elements and additional workshops/events. It will incorporate physical signage, an interpretative brochure, new artworks and a social media photo spot – an Aboriginal artwork from the foundation artists, produced on signage and making use of vistas.
Mia of Art & Culture Program at Gwoonwardu
Gascoyne | Carnarvon Festival Incorporated
Mia meaning home of art and culture at Gwoonwardu Mia – Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Aboriginal heritage and culture of the five language groups of the Gascoyne. Get hands-on experiences with local Elders, see artworks and performances through traditional rituals of storytelling, dance, music and art. From cultural walking to traditional foods under the night sky, there is a cultural experience for everyone.
Regional Artist Exhibitions at the Tantabiddi Travelling Gallery in Exmouth
Gascoyne | Shire of Exmouth
The Tantabiddi Travelling Gallery is a premier exhibition space for local artists within the Ningaloo Centre in one of the premium tourism destinations in Western Australia, curated since 2019 by the Shire of Exmouth. The Shire currently enables local artists to exhibit their craft in a state-of-the-art gallery space free of charge and seeks to add value to the existing activation program. The initiative aims to increase knowledge about the opportunity within the local and regional arts community (Gascoyne, Pilbara & Kimberley) and increase the visitation to the gallery from new and repeated visits of tourists and residents.
The creation and promotion of Side Effects of Happiness
South West | Yael Harris
Creation of Side Effects of Happiness, a new immersive and interactive poetry installation and performance experience by regional multi-disciplinary artist Yael Harris. The project will be premiered at Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2022’s new Fringe WORD, a new art event in Margaret River from 9th – 20th May 2022. The work has been created to be tourable and will form a major part of Fringe WORD attracting new visitors to the South West, going on to tour arts events and festivals extending the life of the project and attracting more visitors to regional Western Australia.
Take Your Bus Seats
Wheatbelt | Arts Narrogin Inc
Experiencing live performance is one of life’s joys – and should be made accessible for all, as much as possible. Take Your Bus Seats will improve the accessibility of live performance in Narrogin by providing a safe and reliable means of transport for local Seniors and First Nations peoples from surrounding communities. This is a vital tool in removing financial and practical barriers for audiences, which will encourage community participation and create opportunities for people from all backgrounds to meet, share the experience of live performance, and encounter First Nations and local stories that they can relate to.
Painting Jaja up high at Jarlarloo Riwi, Mimbi Campground
Kimberley | Mimbi Aboriginal Corporation
Mimbi community, which owns and operates Mimbi Caves’ cultural tours and Mimbi Campgrounds, are commissioning an artwork from Sobrane, a Broome based artist – renowned for her large street murals and silo art – to paint their Jaja (grandfather), Neville Sharpe, the first tour guide of Mimbi Caves. Mimbi Caves are located on Mt Pierre Station on Gooniyandi Country 90 kms east of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region. Their grandfather’s image will be painted on a tank stand above the Mimbi campground during the 2022 dry season enticing visitors wanting both a cultural and artistic experience on Country.
Mid West | Shire of Three Springs
The Tourist Radio project aims to promote Shire events and attractions to visitors. Tourist Radio will have information regarding the Three Springs Wildflower Show, 360 Car Racing event, Silos Projection events and Heritage trials including available services and some add-on attractions available in town.
South West Festival of Japan – Lantern Festival
South West | Renee Morrison
The Lantern Festival will take place at the Friendship Garden in Queens Park. This beautiful garden is also home to the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth which was built to promote hope, harmony and community. This will be the theme of the Lantern Festival. Attendees to the Lantern Festival will enjoy walking through the blossoming trees, watching artists paint, arts workshops, tea ceremony, wearing traditional Japanese dress, Japanese cuisine and making their own lanterns. Participants can walk the labyrinth before launching their lanterns at sunset.
Old Doc’s Revival: Enrichment Through Generosity
South West | Darcy Palladino
Darcy Palladino will craft a unique space in the Old Doc historical hotel, for community development, inviting international tourists to engage with rural WA. This place-making initiative aims to deliver a program of activities generating new initiatives in social practice art. Through this exercise Darcy plans to develop as an arts professional, primarily focused on Social Practice concepts and regional arts development.
Combined social media and digital advertising campaign to attract new visitors to Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival’s new Fringe Program initiative
South West | Arts Margaret River
Arts Margaret River will launch a new Fringe Program initiative, targeting new visitors and cultural and arts tourists to attend the Festival. Focusing on audiences within Western Australia the Fringe Program initiative will be supported with social media and digital advertising promoting the Fringe program and wider Festival as a must-see and do destination.
Open Borders Experiences
South West | Southern Forest Arts
A dynamic series of live music performances, artist/curator talks, workshops and culinary delights to value-add nine exhibitions in nine regional locations connected to the the state-wide Open Borders project between August-October 2022. These experiences, bespoke to each participating community, will deepen arts engagement and increase cultural tourism across WA.
Stay & Create in Margaret River
South West | Margaret River Printmaking Studio
The Margaret River region is known for its natural beauty, surfs, abundance of space, fine wine, fresh coastal air, hospitality and its incredibly diverse arts community. Margaret River Printmaking Studio survived the height if the pandemic with limited activity, but this project will focus on building visitor travel experiences through creativity. This unique and creative experience will be tailored for visitors to Margaret River Printmaking Studio and the region.
Every Town Has a Story – Wheatbelt Way Storytowns Podcasts (Trayning, Westonia, Mukinbudin, Bencubbin, Bencubbin, Beacon, and Koorda)
Wheatbelt | North Eastern Wheatbelt Travel Association Inc
The North Eastern Wheatbelt Travel Association Inc (NEWTRAVEL) is partnering with Storytowns to create an immersive cultural experience through storytelling using apps and podcasts at significant locations to encourage visitation and engagement with the Wheatbelt Way Self-Drive Trail. This project will create content that has longevity, boost awareness and reach through innovative approaches that also support the local creative and cultural community to showcase our towns, the people that live there and other local hidden gems.
Every Town Has a Story – Wheatbelt Way Storytowns Podcasts (Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Nungarin, Merredin, Goomalling and Toodyay)
Wheatbelt | Shire of Goomalling
The Shire of Goomalling (NEWTRAVEL) is partnering with Storytowns to create an immersive cultural experience through storytelling using apps and podcasts at significant locations to encourage visitation and engagement with the Wheatbelt Way Self-Drive Trail. This project will create content that has longevity, boost awareness and reach through innovative approaches that also support the local creative and cultural community to showcase our towns, the people that live there and other local hidden gems.