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The next round of Catalyst funding closes 30 March for projects starting after 1 July.


Catalyst Community Arts Fund supports WA community art projects, where people are able to participate, learn together and express their local culture and identity.

There are three categories of funding:

Category A – Innovate – up to $15,000 for community arts projects that demonstrate new and innovative community arts practices, processes and art forms.

Category B – Create – up to $15,000 for community arts projects that express local culture and identity.

Category C – Develop – up to $10,000 to fund professional development and research for community arts practitioners.

FREE workshop will be held on Thursday 25 February from 10am at King St Arts Centre, Perth. In this workshop we will help you understand the process and what the selection panel will be looking for and provide tips on how to write your funding application. Click here for the flyer and registration form.

Workshop places are limited so be sure to register by 22nd February. To register for the workshop email or call (08) 9226 2422.

If you are unable to attend the workshop CAN will assist with developing your idea and putting together an application.

Contact: Jill Brown, Funding Manager,

For more information and to download the Catalyst funding guidelines and application forms, click here.

CAN manages Catalyst Community Arts Fund on behalf of the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

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