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Catalyst Community Arts Fund

The Catalyst Community Arts Fund supports community-driven arts and culture activities that express local culture and identity and promote the values of community empowerment, social inclusion, respect for diversity and self-determination.

Projects funded through Catalyst assist the WA community to learn new skills and experience and participate in the arts.

Information on funding categories can be found here. 

CAN has managed the Catalyst Community Arts Fund since 1997. We manage Catalyst on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

In November 2015, the Federal Department of Communication and the Arts launched the Catalyst Arts and Culture Fund, which is a national grants scheme. This is not associated with the WA Catalyst program.


Looking for inspiration? Check out these outstanding projects supported by Catalyst:

City of Mandurah: Mandjar Dreaming

The Geraldton Community Biodiversity Project

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