Examining Perth's Performing Arts Infrastructure

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Cities today are increasingly competing with each other. They compete to attract investment, people, businesses and company headquarters, along with sporting and cultural events. Cultural prowess and economic success are becoming interlinked and cultural vibrancy is recognised as central to a city’s liveability.

In this context, high quality cultural facilities are integral to any liveable, modern city, and while Perth is considered highly liveable in terms of a high standard of living, the area of arts and culture has not traditionally been viewed as one of the region’s strengths.

In recognition of the role cultural facilities play in developing a competitive city as well as the importance of effective long term planning for cultural infrastructure needs, the Committee for Perth commissioned two pieces of work :-
  • an audit of major performing arts infrastructure in the Perth and Peel region; and
  • an analysis of the audit in order to benchmark Perth’s major performing arts infrastructure offerings against other cities.
Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.