ARTS IMPROVES LIVES 2017 WA STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Funding for arts and culture has steadily decreased over the past decade and the ability of arts organisations, artists and arts and culture programs to continue to deliver positive outcomes for WA communities is at risk.

We want to engage all parties and the community to commit to making our arts and culture sector a key contributor to our community’s well-being, our sense of who we are, our international aspirations, our workforce and our economy.

It also aims to demonstrate to the candidates running in the 11 March election that arts is important to Western Australian communities and should be better supported by our State.

As part of the campaign we are sharing #ArtsImprovesLives stories

In the countdown to the State election, we are sharing stories with you from a variety of arts organisations and individual artists working in WA, as well as unique projects, that have had a positive impact within the WA community.

Arts touches all our lives and it is important that those running to represent the WA community in this election understand that a vibrant arts sector is important to Western Australians’ quality of life.

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We are also asking you to contact your local candidates

You can help make sure your local candidates know that arts and culture are important to our communities and that Western Australia needs a vibrant arts and culture sector to allow us to be the best place to live, work, play and visit.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR ELECTORATE AND THE CONTACT DETAILS OF YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES

Help us make sure arts is not sidelined this State election.

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There is still so much more that needs to be done to make sure that arts and culture are not sidelined in this election.

We need your help to raise $30,000 for this campaign

We are asking everyone to give just a small amount and then ask their friends, family and supporters to do to the same..

It is super easy to contribute and achieve this goal together.

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  • 20th Feb 17

    Labor responds to Chamber request with Arts Policy launch at Arts Deba

    MEDIA RELEASE

    In front of a packed audience at the State Theatre Centre and streamed live on Facebook as part of the Chamber’s Arts Improve Lives campaign, the debate featured a panel of arts spokespersons from the four main parties and sought to establish the arts policies and funding commitments of each party.

  • 31st Jan 17

    WA arts sector united call for urgent investment increase

    Media Release

    Years of diminishing government investment in arts and culture in Western Australia has prompted the State’s arts sector to unite in a new campaign to highlight the urgent need for change ahead of the March State Election.

    The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA has launched ‘Arts Improves Lives’, a six week campaign designed to highlight the extensive value of WA’s creative arts sector and its positive contribution to health, education, tourism, community engagement and the State’s economy.

     

  • 24th Jan 17

    Depleted arts fly under election campaign radar

    Opinion Piece - Originally published in The West Australian, 24 January 2017

    By Helen Cook, Chair of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.

    Christmas is over, PIAF and the Fringe festivals are starting and then … election time! “Hooray”, I hear you mumble.

    This election campaign has had a major focus on infrastructure. Are we going to build, expand, sell or finish it? Should we have built it? Why did it cost so much and take so long?

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