Regional Online Chats

Regional Arts WA

Regional Online Chats

A connected, creative community needs places to gather and share ideas and information.

We’ve heard the feedback; our regional communities are feeling overwhelmed with information at the moment, and just want to talk it through with some trusted faces.

Working regionally can be isolating – particularly now as the effects of social distancing come into play. So, we wanted to create a regular, casual, online space where regional artists, arts workers, and others interested in our sector, could have a guided conversation about the topics most important to them right now.

Announcements about our upcoming Regional Online Chats can be found on the Regional Arts WA Facebook page, and will also be posted here once the details are confirmed.

Below you can find an archive of all our previous regional chats, so you can still hear what your peers have to say, even if you weren’t able to tune in live!

Regional Chats Archive

Governance and Post-Iso Thoughts (with Patrick Moriarty from Our Community)


Patrick Moriarty from Our Community joins us for this Regional Online Chat about how we emerge from isolation.

Patrick weighs in on your questions and joins a discussion about what boards and managers can do to take stock of where their organisation is at in the wake of recent challenges, and how we go about laying down tracks towards a post-isolation scenario.

Lotterywest COVID-19 Grants (with Nikki Miller from Lotterywest)


Our topic of conversation this week was Lotterywest’s COVID-19 relief grants, so who better to talk to than Nikki Miller, Senior Grants Policy Officer at Lotterywest? We hope this archive is a useful tool in seeking out grants that could help you or your community during this challenging time.

Since the chat, Nikki has clarified that:

  1. You can put an estimated figure of your request to the Resilient Organisations Program in your Event Cancellation Application so you can submit your Event Cancellation Application. Lotterywest will reconcile the amount, if necessary, when they receive your Resilient Organisation Application. Question at 24.59.
  2. Local Government authorities are eligible to apply for Lotterywest’s Crisis and Emergency Relief fund but they are not eligible to apply for the Event Cancellation Relief or Sector Support for Resilient Organisations.

For further information contact Lotterywest.

Steering your organisations through COVID-19 (with Paul MacPhail from Regional Arts WA)


Our CEO Paul MacPhail facilitated a conversation and information sharing on how to navigate through these tricky times, including touching on how to work with Boards/AGMs in times of crisis, Government relief packages, employment and contracts and Regional Arts WA’s response to COVID-19.

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