The Australia Council for the Arts has released a report highlighting the significant growth in International tourists to Australia engaging in the arts.
Arts tourists are also more likely to travel to areas outside of metropolitan cities, reflecting the importance of art in sharing Australian culture globally and building international tourism, particularly outside our capital cities.
Arts tourists in Australia are described as visiting or attending at least one arts activity such as theatre, concerts, other performing arts; museums or galleries; art/craft studios or workshops; festivals/fairs or cultural events; First Nations art/craft and cultural displays; or First Nations performance.
Read the full report here.
Summer Shorts: VET environment webinar
The Department of Training and Workforce Development is hosting the 2018 Summer Shorts webinar on Friday 30 November.
Summer Shorts is a full day of professional development for VET practitioners, which delegates attend fully online, using Blackboard Collaborate.
The program comprises keynote presenters and webinars focused on teaching and learning; assessment; and compliance (industry currency, assessment validation, course evaluation and quality).
For more event details and to register, please click here.
There will be more opportunities to enjoy sport and recreation in regional Western Australia with the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme funding announced. Eight upcoming events will share in $80,000 of funding through the State Government's scheme, which supports organisations to deliver international, national or State events and provide access to sport development. A variety of sport and recreation activities get a guernsey in this round of funding, including orienteering, hockey and football. Read more.
The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have today announced $7 million in funding to increase employment and recreational opportunities for people with disability.
The third round of Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building grants follows joint State and Commonwealth funding of nearly $9 million awarded to 65 projects across WA in 2017-18.
The ILC is a key component of the Australia-wide National Disability Insurance Scheme and is focused on building the capacity of the community, people with disability, their families and carers.
This round of funding focuses on building capacity to improve recreational and employment opportunities for people with disability and raising awareness of their contributions. Expressions of interest close on December 3, 2018.
More information is available here and on the Tenders WA website here.
Hockey in Perth's south-eastern corridor has received a boost with the opening of the first synthetic field in the region at Southern River Hockey Club which is based at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale. The completed upgrades also include the installation of LED lighting throughout the new facility, making the club only the second Australian hockey facility to use such technology.
The $2.6 million world-class project was funded in partnership between State, Federal and local governments, as well as the club which raised a remarkable $438,000 through grassroots fundraising efforts.
Synthetic hockey surfaces increase the quality and speed of hockey, and are a requirement for full International Hockey Federation accreditation which the club will now obtain. Elite and international matches can now be played at Sutherlands Park, and WA's 25,000 hockey players now have access to a world-class surface in the southern suburbs. Read more.