WELCOME TO MID WEST ARTS

It's all about strengthening our creative community together.

MID WEST ARTS is for artists, arts workers and arts enthusiasts to learn, participate, and connect with what they love.

It's designed to be the connective network that facilitates creative individuals seeking skills development, supporters looking to contribute, organisations working to reach new audiences, and arts lovers wanting to discover new experiences.

It is a free and democratic resource that adapts as the creative landscape changes. The sections and links you see are just examples of what is possible. We invite everyone to expand and build upon this structure to strengthen arts in our vast Mid West region.

Scroll down to discover more. All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the Make It Better contributor's portal.

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO TODAY?

Find what you're looking for, fast...

DEVELOP + CONNECT

I'm an artist, arts worker or in an arts organisation/business.

I'm looking for learning tools + resources, access to opportunities, to get connected to the sector and/or exploring arts as a career.


PARTICIPATE IN THE ARTS

I'm looking for up and and coming arts workshops, performances and events.

I'd like to get involved in culture + the arts, connect with local artists, groups and organisations.


SUPPORT THE ARTS

I'd like to know more about the value of the arts to the community.

I'm interested in how I could invest my time, resources, facility or make a financial contribution to support culture + the arts.



Here's the resources...

Creative Tool Box

Careers in culture and the arts are rarely linear journeys, and often require the use of several skillsets concurrently. Developing, funding, delivering, evaluating, and promoting projects are all crucial steps to success, as is awareness of your personal wellbeing.

The Creative Tool Box is designed for self-directed learning and development, to assist you in growing your personal and professional skills as you see fit. Simply select the section that best describes the area you would like to develop, and browse the relevant resources.

[ Access here ]

THE Learning Hub

The Learning Hub represents the first stage of creating a digital space to celebrate and facilitate careers in the arts, by providing resources that empower individuals and organisations to create their own pathways to develop knowledge and practical skills.

LEARNING PATHWAYS
Career in Arts l Practicing Artists l Arts Professionals l Arts Administrators l Applied Arts

[ Access here ]

Connect + SHARE

CONTACTS FOR ARTS ORGS, GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS

CONNECT WITH US

[ Access here ]

AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE!

Your Voice is a permanently open communication avenue for people to have their say on what they think can be done better to assist in driving continuous improvement in the creative industry.

The aim of this Your Voice is to collect feedback and ideas which are collated quarterly and shared with the creative industry sector to make positive change.

[ Get involved here ]

REGISTER your Project

We've started a 'Creative Projects Register' to get an understanding of the types of projects that are being developed and what resources/investment is needed to bring them to life!

We're part of the state Regional Arts Network and speak with many organisations, funders and individuals looking to support or collaborate in creative projects. Using the Creative Projects Register we intend to connect project owners explore joint investment opportunities, amplify/grow projects or simply brainstorm concepts/future initiatives.

By registering your project, you share your goals and improve your reach to potential funders, partners, and participants

[ Register Here ]

Make it Better!!

MID WEST ARTS is a free and democratic resource that adapts as the creative landscape changes. The sections and links you see are just examples of what is possible. We invite everyone to expand and build upon this structure to strengthen arts in our vast Mid West region.

All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the Make It Better contributors portal.


Here's OUR LIVE CHANNELS...

LIVE DEVELOPMENT CHANNEL

Workshops l Conferences l Courses

The Noticeboard

Share and discover gigs, exhibitions, events plus more in the Mid West

LIVE OPPORTUNITES CHANNEL

Funding l EOIs l Jobs l Awards l Prizes


AND A little more about us...


We're part of the Regional Arts Network!

Regional Arts Network

Looking to change the way the regional arts sector talk to each other, Regional Arts WA has partnered with strategically aligned local organisations to grow a Network of Hubs across the state.

The Hubs themselves engage and respond directly to their local communities by providing on-ground support for their needs. Their role is to increase local decision making, strengthening relationships with local governments and stakeholders, whilst seeking development opportunities for artists and arts workers within their communities.

By having Hubs then connect back to a state-wide Regional Arts Network, assists in building a sustainable and thriving ecosystem of connected creative regional communities who work together in collaboration.

As part of the Regional Arts Network initiative, Regional Arts WA has collaborated with Dr Shona Erskine to create a leadership program that is adaptable to all individuals and their community needs.

In partnership with the Regional Arts Network, the Creative Leadership Program will be delivered across regional Western Australia to help facilitate a culture of self-led leadership, collaborative leadership and community-led contribution.

The network is a Regional Arts WA initiative, proudly supported by Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

Artgold

Artgold, formally Arts & Culture Goldfields Association, exists to serve and promote arts organisations, upcoming events and individual artists working in the Goldfields. The association aims to raise the profile of all arts genres by actively promoting and supporting arts activities in the wider community.www.artgold.net.au

Creative Corner

Creative Corner is the peak body for Creative industries in the South West. Connecting individuals, community, organizations and businesses, to services, events, and opportunity within and outside the region. www.thecreativecorner.com.au

Denmark Arts Council

Denmark Arts is the peak body for arts within the Shire of Denmark and also offers services throughout the Great Southern region and beyond. Denmark Arts runs two major festivals, Brave New Works community arts festival and the Denmark Festival of Voice as well as the very popular Denmark Arts Markets. Throughout the year Denmark Arts run a wide range of arts programs and projects as well as offering support to artists and community. They also provide art consultation within the region. www.denmarkarts.com.au

Goolarri Media Enterprises

Goolarri's artistic vision is to establish a sustainable and vibrant arts industry in the North West of Western Australia by creating and developing networks and opportunities for established, emerging and new artists as well as arts practitioners. This artistic vision is supported by Goolarri’s integrated service model and is embedded in the organisations ethos of celebrating and sharing cultural values by empowering the community through communication and the arts. www.goolarri.com

The Junction Co.

The Junction Co. is an innovative art not-for-profit organisation with a clear vision to engage, grow and empower regional creatives. We advocate and connect regional creatives with workspace, learning opportunities and networks, to uplift their endeavors and create an environment which both local community and creatives can support each other. The Junction team is made up of creative entrepreneurs, artists, strategists, graphic designers, place activators, facilitators, teachers and lovers of art and craft, who seek to actively improve community membership and engagement, encourage a balance of work and play, and assist in strengthening a Pilbara identity. www.thejunctionco.com.au

MID WEST ARTS

MID WEST ARTS provides connections and resources to build capacity in the creative industries in Western Australia's Mid West region. Our initiatives are designed to empower strong, connected and creative communities. MID WEST ARTS is an outcome of North Midlands Project and The Geraldton Project, who work to strengthen regional communities through high-quality and engaging arts, culture and heritage experiences. www.midwestarts.org.au

Rave About Arts

Formerly known as the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC), Rave About Arts is a not-for-profit organisation that builds excellence by artistic programming for vibrant livability and wellbeing across their region. They have a thirty-year presenting history, with the reputation of presenting high quality events, encouraging the development of audiences and participation, at the same time building community cohesion and identity. https://raveaboutarts.com/

Regional Arts WA

Established in 1994, Regional Arts WA (formerly Country Arts WA) is the state’s only multi-arts organisation with a purely regional focus. As an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit organisation our purpose is to celebrate and strengthen a powerful regional arts sector to contribute to connected and creative regional communities. www.regionalartswa.org.au

You're invited to 'Make it Better'

Mid West Arts is designed to be the connective network that facilitates creative individuals seeking skills development, supporters looking to contribute, organisations working to reach new audiences, and arts lovers discovering new experiences.

It is a free and democratic resource that adapts as the creative landscape changes; the sections and links you see are just examples of what is possible. We invite everyone to expand and build upon this current structure, to strengthen arts in the Mid West and to make the Learning Directory a state-wide go-to for all artists and arts workers.

All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the Make It Better contributors portal.