The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA is the peak policy and advocacy body for the arts and cultural sector in the State.
Membership with the Chamber is open to everyone, with three membership categories available - Arts Organisation Membership, Individual Membership and Associate Membership.
As a member of the Chamber you are part of a dedicated and passionate network of Western Australian arts organisations, artists, arts workers and supportive individuals and businesses championing the value of arts and culture in this State.
While stats, by nature, are incredibly boring, the government’s own impact data for our sector, released in December 2020 is shocking:
- More than 32,000 cultural and arts events were cancelled in WA due to COVID restrictions, film and television productions stalled, and art, literature and music sales continue to face significant losses.
- On average casual employment in the arts decreased by 75%, contract employment decreased by 78%, and revenue reduced by 72%.
- The estimated financial impact on the arts and culture sector was $48 million with further losses expected in 2021.
These figures highlight how important the work of the Chamber is.
While our artists and organisations focus on developing and sharing their art, it is so important that the Chamber champions that work and the value it brings to our state to decision makers.
As we head to the State election, we ask you to join us as members and show support for this work.
We are offering a Member Special for February and March – join as a member and we will roll your membership over for an extra 12 months, so your membership runs until June 2022.
We are also extending the $55 Independent Artist offer for another 12 months.
We invite you to join us and make sure the message is clear - arts matter.