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Catalyst funding for community arts projects and community artists is now open.

The Catalyst Community Arts Fund supports community-driven arts and culture activities that express local culture and identity.

Projects should:

  • promote the values of community empowerment, social inclusion, respect for diversity and self-determination and
  • assist the WA community to learn new skills and experience and participate in the arts.

Catalyst also funds research and professional development for Community Artists and Cultural Development Workers.

There is up to $15k available for community arts projects and up to $10k available for Community Artists and Cultural Development Workers to undertake research or professional development.

Applications close 30 September for projects starting from 1 January 2016.

For 2016 Funding Guidelines and application forms.

Find out about CAN’s FREE Catalyst workshops. These events will give you all the information you need to apply:

Catalyst Workshop 11 August

Artist Forum 18 August

Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with CAN before submitting an application.

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


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