FutureNow Creative Industries Project Manager Jo Pickup was invited to attend the Regional Arts Exchange’s Networking Dinner on 27 Feb at the Sail and Anchor, Fremantle. Jo was delighted to meet many of the core arts fund organisation’s representatives- speaking with them about their current activities and planned projects, as well as their most challenging skills & training concerns.
Historically Regional Arts organisations have long struggled with resourcing issues- often being overshadowed by larger metro-based arts organisations. And while some regional arts centres have benefited from Royalties for Regions funding and support in recent times, skills & training gaps persist in some areas. FutureNow is currently working in consultation with various regional WA performing arts stakeholders specifically, to address such skills gaps which are limiting the capacity of WA regional arts centres’ workforces.