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Parliamentary Questions


Question Without Notice No. 1247 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 November 2022 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

ABORIGINAL ARTS AND CULTURE — GRANTS

1247. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Culture and the Arts:

I refer to a new funding program aimed at Aboriginal arts organisations to support business development, tourism opportunities and social cohesion in regional and remote WA.

(1) Given that the short window for funding is open now, has the minister's department been liaising with organisations in the sector prior to the announcement of these grants?

(2) How much of the $20 million regional arts and cultural investment program, from which these grants are funded, will be allocated to regional and remote Aboriginal arts organisations?

(3) How many rounds a year will be offered by this fund?

(4) Will this new program be a permanent funding pool for Aboriginal arts organisations going forward?

Hon SAMANTHA ROWE replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question and provide the following answer on behalf of the Minister for Culture and the Arts.

(1) Yes. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has been liaising with organisations prior to the announcement of the grant round opening to advise of the program being available. It was also discussed at the recent Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia forum in Geraldton in October, which regional and remote Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations attended.

(2) Approximately $2.9 million has been allocated to date from July 2019. A list has been provided in tabular form and I seek leave to have the information incorporated into Hansard.

[Leave granted for the following material to be incorporated.]

Organisation

Program

Amount $

Nintirri Centre Inc

RACIP Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

40,000

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

80,000

Marrugeku Inc

RACIP Playing WA

120,000

Magabala Books Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

32,785

Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

244,000

Big hART Inc

RACIP Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

�50,000

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

300,000

Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

299,750

Bunuba Cultural Conservation Institute Ltd

RACIP Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

50,000

Big hART Inc

RACIP Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

50,000

Big hART Inc

RACIP Community Participation and Inclusion Program

79,200

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Community Participation and Inclusion Program

�80,000

Shire of East Pilbara – Martumilli

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

300,000

Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

220,100

Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation Inc

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

299,000

Wilurarra Creative

RACIP Regional Arts Sector Investment

102,837

Ku'arlu Mangga

RACIP Regional Arts Sector Investment

112,500

Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of WA Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Aboriginal Arts Capacity Building

�528,713

Mowanjum Artists Spirit of the Wandjina Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Regional Arts Resilience Grants

14,807

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Regional Arts Resilience Grants

15,000

Broome Aboriginal Media Association Aboriginal Corp

RACIP Regional Arts Resilience Grants

14,000

TOTAL

3,032,692

This includes multi-year contracts and payments issued.

 

(3) There will be one round only.

(4) No.