Vote Arts

Regional Arts WA

Vote Arts

Arts have a key role to play in making regional communities liveable, accessible, dynamic and diverse places to live and it is important that investment into regional arts continues. As the State’s leading regional arts organisation, Country Arts WA has called for significant ongoing investment into the arts across Western Australia with the Vote Arts Campaign.

  • The Vote Arts Campaign is lobbying for continued $ 24 million regional arts funding from 2020 to 2024.

How you can support Vote Arts?

1. Talk to Your Local MP

Speaking to your local Members of Parliament (MP) and exposing them to the activity and passion of people who are interested, involved and work in regional arts and culture is a great way to ensure that Vote Arts succeed. These people are making decisions on your behalf and it might be your voice that is resonating in their head when they do so.

To help you, we have also developed a simple step-by-step guide that will arm you with all the information and tools you need to have when speaking to local candidates in your electorate. Click here to download the Guide to Talking to Your Local MP.

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2. Send Your Vote Arts Letter

Country Arts WA is committed to advancing regional arts in Western Australia and, together, we can make it happen. Support us by spreading the word about the Vote Arts Campaign.

Perth metro residents can also have their voice heard through The Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia’s campaign – Arts Improves Lives.

Send your letter

Why is Vote Arts important?

This recommitment and continuation of funding in 2020 to 2024 is necessary to build on the tangible social and economic returns that have been delivered by the Royalties for Regions Creative Regions Program which saw $24 million invested over four years (2015-2019) in regional arts in Western Australia. These critical funds has had proven results in creating hundreds of regional employment opportunities, delivery of over 900 new arts projects, and enhanced skills of artists and arts workers.

This is further outlined in the Regional Arts Policy Framework that was launched at steps of Parliament House in October 2016. The framework provides analysis of the significant social and economic benefits that have been delivered through the Government’s $24 million Royalties for Regions Creative Regions Program.

Art creates opportunities for social interaction, inclusion and community cohesion. As more people become involved in regional arts, through one-one-one interaction with an arts organisation or participation in a funded project, our regional communities become more creative, connected and dynamic places to live. This is why we are calling for Western Australians to Vote Arts in their regional communities.

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