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WAM announce new home at Northbridge Piazza in partnership with City of Perth

15 Dec


West Australian Music (WAM) are pleased to announce their new industry partnership with City of Perth, bringing WAM to their new home base at the Northbridge Piazza and Community Arts Space.

The partnership sees WAM work alongside City of Perth to nurture the iconic Northbridge location as a hub of creative and cultural vibrancy. Through their residence and usage of the space, WAM are provided the invaluable opportunity to facilitate additional cultural events, workshops and activations to engage the community and support the local music sector.

WAM CEO, Mike Harris, says of the announcement, ‘WAM is excited to be housed in the Piazza Building in our fantastic new office and activation space.

‘Many thanks to the City of Perth for making the building available to WAM for the benefit of the WA music industry. We are looking forward to working with the City to further activate the Piazza and build on that over several years.’

City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the City of Perth and WAM would work together to develop and deliver a program of cultural activities and events at the Northbridge Piazza to benefit the wider Western Australian community and support the local music and arts sector.

“Our aim is to establish Northbridge Piazza as a unique and authentic hub for West Australian contemporary music,” he said.

“In addition to growing and developing the local music industry, we can’t wait to see new communities and audiences utilising this space for arts and cultural activities, creating a new buzz about the area.”  

He said continual activation at the Piazza would create a flow on effect, creating vibrancy and improving safety and amenity in the area.

Activations of the Northbridge Piazza space will kick-off in February 2021, with the flag-ship event WAMFest presented by Act Belong Commit in March.

Image courtesy of City of Perth

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.