The City received a strong response for the second round of Event Grants for 2018/19, with a mix of first time and previously funded applicants.

Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said the grant funding is essential to encourage diverse events and projects within the City of Perth.

“The City has a strong history of supporting events\ and notes the positive impact they make to Perth’s culture, by encouraging well-being and providing strong social and economic outcomes,” Commissioner Lumsden said.

“These events not only benefit the community, but encourage people to visit and enjoy the best of our Capital City.”

The organisations behind some of Perth’s most popular events, such as HBF Run for a Reason, Night Noodle Markets, Japan Festival and Buddha’s Birthday will receive funding to assist with operating their events in the City.

In addition, Commissioners have recently approved $184,600 worth of grant funding for 16 arts projects.

“It’s encouraging the City received a record number of applicants for this round of Art funding,” Commissioner Lumsden said.

“Successful applicants were of a very high quality with a breadth of artforms represented.

“The projects to receive funding will further enhance and support the local arts industry, and provide positive outcomes for artists and the community alike.”

Event Grant Recipients:
o Japan Festival Inc. for Peth Japan Festival Matsuri 2019 ($15,000);
o HBF Health Limited for HBF Run for a Reason ($36,500);
o Buddha’s Light International Association of Western Australia Incorporated for Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival 2019 ($25,000);
o Tee-ball Association of WA for Tee-ball State Championships ($5,000);
o Brookfield Commercial Operations Pty Ltd for Brookfield Winter Lights Festival ($25,000);
o Rowing WA for two Elizabeth Quay Rowing Regattas in 2019 ($11,000);
o West Australian Marathon Club for Bridges Fun Run ($5,000);
o Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic for Perth Mother’s Day Classic ($5,000);
o Propel Youth Arts WA for Youth Week KickstART Festival 2019 ($10,000);
o Livingstone Foundation trading as Lifeline WA for Lifeline WA International Young Butchers’ Picnic and Smokin’ in the City American BBQ Competition ($10,000);
o Fairfax Media Events Pty Ltd for Night Noodle Market ($20,000); and
o Gujarati Samaj of WA for NAVRATRI – The Dance Festival ($5,000).

Art Grant Recipients:
o Western Australian Youth Theatre Company for REST ($14,900);
o Periscope Pictures Pty Ltd for Virtual Yagan VR ($31,000);
o Mei Swan Lim for Deep Heritage ($8,000);
o Australian Dance Council – Ausdance WA Branch Inc for Australian Dance Week and Fit Week ($15,000);
o Paper Mountain Inc for Peaks: Making Up ($15,000);
o West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Association for King Street Corner Pocket Festival 2019 ($30,000);
o The Red Room Company Ltd for New Shoots WA ($8,000);
o Giovanni Consort Incorporated for Nature, Light and Song ($5,500);
o The Trustee for Eagle Rock Lobster Trust (T/A Badlands Bar) for City Limits 2019 ($10,000);
o Co3 Australia for Co3 Professional Development Arts Hub and Community Program ($20,000);
o Rtrfm 92.1 Ltd for In the Pines 2019 ($5,000);
o Fremantle Chamber Orchestra for Rudolf Koelman plays Bruch 2 ($5,000);
o Peter Le Tran for Finding Magic: The Wonders of Peter Paxx ($4,200);
o West Australian Ballet Company for Community Dress Rehearsal at His Majesty’s Theatre ($5,000);
o Rachel Ogle for ‘precipice’ ($5,000); and
o St Georges Cathedral Foundation for the Arts Inc for St Georges Art 2019 ($3,000).

Issued by: Michael Holland, Senior Media Advisor, 0409 378 926,