Regional Arts Network

Regional Arts WA

Regional Arts Network

Regional Arts WA believes the regional arts sector will be stronger – more connected, creative and capable – when networks are established, people know each other, and they have the opportunity to work together.

Looking to change the way the regional arts sector talk to each other, Regional Arts WA has partnered with strategically aligned local organisations to become a network of Hubs across the state.

The Hubs themselves engage and respond directly to their local communities by providing on-ground support for their needs. Their role is to increase local decision making, strengthening relationships with local governments and stakeholders, whilst seeking development opportunities for artists and arts workers within their communities.

By having Hubs then connect back to a state-wide Regional Arts Network, assists in building a sustainable and thriving ecosystem of connected creative regional communities who work together in collaboration.

As part of the Regional Arts Network initiative, Regional Arts WA has collaborated with Dr Shona Erskine to create a leadership program that is adaptable to all individuals and their community needs.

In partnership with the Regional Arts Network, the Creative Leadership Program will be delivered across regional Western Australia to help facilitate a culture of self-led leadership, collaborative leadership and community-led contribution.

Meet the Network!

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Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council

Connecting Ravensthorpe, Lake Grace and Jerramungup

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Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council

Connecting Ravensthorpe, Lake Grace and Jerramungup

Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council

Phone: 0438 945 405

Situated in the remote rural Shire of Ravensthorpe, the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC) is a volunteer-based incorporated organisation that provides a diverse and adventurous arts program of events throughout and beyond the region. Through artistic activity, RRAC builds community cohesion, identity and inclusiveness.

“This is a very unique initiative and we are pleased to be able to contribute our remote regional point of purpose. Connections will have timeless outcomes.”  Kirsty Duffy, Coordinator

Connect with Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council
Kirsty Duffy, Coordinator
kirsty@raveaboutarts.com
www.raveaboutarts.com

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North Midlands Project

Connecting the Mid West

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North Midlands Project

Connecting the Mid West

North Midlands Project

Phone: 0419 766 808

North Midlands Project is a not-for-profit organisation working to strengthen regional communities through high-quality and engaging arts, culture and heritage experiences. The organisation is based in both Carnamah and Geraldton and delivers arts-based activities across the six regional shires of the North Midlands (Carnamah, Coorow, Mingenew, Morawa, Perenjori and Three Springs) and across the City of Greater Geraldton.

“The Regional Arts Network is a worthy initiative which the North Midlands Project is grateful to be part of… The Creative Leadership Program has been highly beneficial and its learnings have the potential to become a cornerstone of the network.” David Bowman-Bright, North Midlands Project

Connect with the North Midlands Project
David Bowman-Bright, Executive Director
hello@northmidlands.org.au
www.northmidlands.org.au

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Creative Corner

Connecting the South West

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Creative Corner

Connecting the South West

Creative Corner

Creative Corner is the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region of WA, connecting people, businesses, services and events with each other and with creative opportunities within and outside the region.

“The collaboration of the Network and such initiatives as sharing assets, stories, knowledge and resources, meeting with local LGA’s, visiting each other’s regions and regular contact, has meant Regional Arts WA and the Hubs have been able to strengthen a strong regional arts sector to support connected and creative communities.” Stuart McMillan, Creative Corner

Connect with Creative Corner
Stuart McMillan, Hub Manager
hubmanager@thecreativecorner.com.au
www.thecreativecorner.com.au

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ArtGold

Connecting Kalgoorlie and the Northern Goldfields

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ArtGold

Connecting Kalgoorlie and the Northern Goldfields

ArtGold

Phone: 0437 642 009

Artgold, formally Arts & Culture Goldfields Association, exists to serve and promote arts organisations, upcoming events and individual artists working in the Goldfields. The association aims to raise the profile of all art forms by actively promoting and supporting arts activities in the wider community.

Connect with ArtGold
Sarah Hinton, Hub Coordinator
hubcoordinator@artgold.net.au
www.artgold.net.au

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The Junction Co.

Connecting the Pilbara

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The Junction Co.

Connecting the Pilbara

The Junction Co.

Phone: 08 9141 0041

The Junction Co. was founded in 2018, by ten Pilbara-based small business owners who wanted to sell their artisan wares via a new pop-up retail platform, while also providing a workshop program to share their handmade skills with the community. Since its inception, The Junction Co. have evolved and have established as an arts not-for-profit organisation, with a clear vision to engage, grow and empower regional creative industries. The Junction Co.’s mission is to advocate and connect regional creatives with workspace, learning opportunities and networks, to uplift their endeavours and create an environment which both local community and creatives can support each other. To achieve their mission their strategic priorities focus on connecting communities, enhancing artistic excellence and developing creativity.

“This initiative offers very exciting possibilities for real connections throughout WA, with the sharing of ideas, information and opportunities.” Jane McGowan, The Junction Co.

Connect with The Junction Co.
Jane McGowan, Coordinator
jane@thejunctionco.com.au
www.thejunctionco.com.au

The Regional Arts Network is proudly supported by the Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, and with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

Check out our stories to read more about the Network in action
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