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Photo Credit: Perth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Jefferson Photography via Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Connected,
collaborative
and creative
communities

We believe everyone should have access to Western Australia’s thriving arts community. We would love to see WA become a world-renowned hub for creative talent.
Photo: Jon Green

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What we do

Arts and culture participation has positive impacts on health, education and social wellbeing. A vibrant arts sector supports tens of thousands of people working in Australia’s creative industries.

“Minderoo’s ongoing support of the arts and culture sector aims to enrich and build strong communities, share and debate ideas, and contribute to WA’s identity as a thriving artistic and cultural community.”

Nicola Forrest, Founder and Co-Chair

Driven by this understanding, and guided by Minderoo Foundation’s values, we work collaboratively with organisations and artists through co-created and strategic arts projects, to deliver impact and social change.

Through supportive collaboration we help our partners, such as STRUT Dance, to achieve their goals.
Photo Simon Pynt.

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How we do it

We believe in the power of creativity to build connected, resilient and vibrant communities. We work to champion the social and economic value of the arts; creating opportunities for artists, increasing access to audiences, and building organisational capacity.

We focus primarily on supporting arts and culture in our home state of Western Australia, while engaging with a national and global network of creative thinkers.

We work collaboratively with organisations and artists through co-created, strategic partnerships – from the creative development program at the Last Great Hunt and regional tours with Perth Symphony Orchestra, to digital arts initiatives with the Fremantle Biennale and Western Australian Museum. Through the Minderoo Foundation Artist Fund, we support independent artists with grants and residencies to enable the development of new work.

We believe creativity and the arts can play a powerful role in communicating big ideas and new ways of thinking. Minderoo Foundation, through its support of social impact film enterprise, Minderoo Pictures, seeks to promote screen projects to shift the dial on critically important issues facing our planet. Through powerful film storytelling, Minderoo Pictures aims to cut across cultures, engage the apathetic, and change the world.

Partners

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