Arts and Culture

Culture in its widest sense is about what matters to people and communities.

It is about relationships, shared memories and experience. It is about identity, history and a sense of place. It is about different ethnic, social and religious backgrounds found in our communities.

Culture is: “Our sense of place, our values and our identity".  The material products of creative processes – culture includes cultural assets and resources. It is about the things we consider valuable for passing onto future generations and is our way of connecting the present to the past and the future.

Although small Boyup Brook has a rich, diverse and colourful arts and cultural community. Visit the annual events page for information on local cultural events. On our Communities page under “Community Directory” you will find links to our creative people - our artists and arts organisations. The Boyup Brook Tourism Association website provides extra informatoin on what you can see around town: 

http://www.boyupbrooktourism.com.au/

http://www.boyupbrooktourism.com.au/marvel-at-it.html

For the size of our town Boyup Brook is home to many artists and art groups which buzz with creative energy. From theatre to textiles, from music to writing, from wood turning to visual arts - there are arts activities happening across the community and age sectors. So if you are interested in ceramics or singing, painting or scribbling there is plenty of opportunity for you to get creative.

Being able to experience art - either as an artist or audience member - helps keep us mentally healthy and is a measure of a civilised community.

Community Donations/Grants

The Shire of Boyup Brook is offering the provisions of financial assistance to all Local Community Groups. The objective of these grants is to promote and support community-based initiatives that are beneficial to the community and which support The Shire of Boyup Brook's Strategic Community Plan.

We have endeavoured to make the process as simple as possible and have developed an Application Kit  and an electronic and PDF Application Form for your convenience. These are located under Forms in the Document Centre. To find the forms change Any Category to Forms or type in Community in the Search for box in the Document Centre.

If you would like a Word version of the Application Form or if you have any questions regarding the form or the application process please contact the Research and Development Coordinator 08 9765 1200.

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 April and all applicants will be advised during September, after the adoption of the annual budget, of the outcome of their application.

Acquittals for the 2017-18 round of funding are due by 30 June 2018. Please find the Acquittal Report in the Document Centre under Forms. New applications for Donations/Grant/Sponsorship may not be considered if previous funding from the Shire has not been correctly acquitted by 30 June, in the financial year of the successful grant.

For more information on Community Donations/Grants/Sponsorships read through the Donations Policy in the Policy Manual in the Document Centre or contact the Research and Development Coordinator 08 9765 1200.

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