Arts and cultural experiences create a sense of cohesion and belonging.
Generating and sharing stories, images, and events that reflect our diverse communities and who we are as Western Australians is vital to nurturing strong social connections central to successful economic recovery.
Western Australians value the health, education, and well-being they gain from participating in the arts.
However, the ability to access arts programs and their proven benefits is impacted by distance from the Perth Metro area, lack of cultural planning within local governments, the discontinuation of arts programs in schools, and no dedicated arts and health strategy.
ACCESS to arts and culture MATTERS to the success of our community.