WA government honours arts ‘champions’ in inaugural awards
The Western Australian government has announced the recipients of the inaugural State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours, which ‘acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individual philanthropists and businesses who partner with arts and cultural organisations across Western Australia’.
Among the recipients is the City of Fremantle, which was nominated by Fremantle Press for its support for the biennial T A G Hungerford Award for unpublished WA writers. The T A G Hungerford Award comes with a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.
The awards were presented across several categories, including Aboriginal arts, arts development, community investment, regional arts and culture, innovation and sustainability, international partnerships, and young people and the arts.
WA Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said the awards ‘highlight the importance of private and corporate partnerships in supporting the arts and culture sector in WA’, and described the recipients as ‘champions’ of the state’s arts and cultural community.
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