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WAM is awarded Catalyst funding to promote WA acts internationally

21 Apr



We’re excited to announce that WAM has secured $45,925 in Catalyst funding for use on international exchange programs. Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield made the announcement, this Catalyst funding ensuring more WA acts can access international performance and conference opportunities, which will allow WAM to better championing WA music both at home and abroad.

Our Chief Executive Officer Mike Harris commented, As strong as the local scene is, it remains important to connect with global trends and thinking, and this Catalyst grant will enable WAM to make those connections. WAM’s international strategy assists acts looking to make their mark beyond our shores, as well as bringing a global perspective to those back home. The outcome is a local music sector best placed to continue WA’s incredible music legacy.”

Following the recent international success of WA acts such as Tame Impala, Minister Fifield added, “West Australian bands have proven themselves nationally and internationally… This Catalyst funding will help continue this phenomenal success in exporting Western Australian music to the world through WAM’s engagement initiatives.”

WAM would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Minister Fifield and the Federal Government and everyone else that has made this funding possible.

Catalyst is administered by the Ministry of Arts within the Department of Communication and the Arts with the assistance of independent assessors. For further information on Catalyst, click here or call 1800 590 577.



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

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.