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Catalyst Community Arts Fund

Catalyst closed 30 September 2016 for projects starting from 1 January 2017.

CAN is currently unable to confirm details for the 2017 Catalyst Community Arts Fund program. Stay tuned to this website or sign up to our free e-news to receive updates about our funding and other projects

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 on behalf of the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts since 1997.

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

Story Threads

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