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WA Arts Capacity Building Recipients Announced

December 11th, 2017

On 11 December 2017, the Sidney Myer Fund, Minderoo Foundation and Spinifex Trust announced the successful recipients of the co-funded 2017 Capacity Building Program for Western Australian artists and arts organisations.

The eight successful applicants will share $200,000 over 2017 and 2018.

The Capacity Building Program will strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles, collectives and groups that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work. Funds will be awarded untied – to be applied as the recipients see fit in the course of their everyday activities.

The Western Australian recipients were selected by the Sidney Myer Fund’s Arts and Humanities Committee and the Trustees and Advisory of Minderoo Foundation and Spinifex Trust with assistance from panellists Rebecca Eggleston, Alana Culverhouse, and Lindsay Lovering.

The first year of the program was open to applicants from Victoria and Tasmania and the second year of the program saw the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation collaborate with the Sidney Myer Fund to support artists in Queensland and the Northern Territory. The third iteration of the program for South Australian artists was co-funded by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation

To date the program has awarded $1.55 million to Australia’s independent artists and arts organisations.

The 2018 program will focus on NSW and ACT applicants.

2017 Western Australian Recipients:


North Midlands Project

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

pvi Collective

The Last Great Hunt

Fremantle Arts Centre Press


Propel Youth Arts WA

Homepage Image: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, by the Last Great Hunt. Photo: Michelle Robin Anderson.

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