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HAPPY + HEALTHY COMMUNITIES, VIBRANT + CONNECTED TOWNS


Partners + Supporters

Healthway + Act Belong Commit

We're proud to partner with Healthway to promote the Act Belong Commit message through our annual Community Strengthening Program of over 300 workshops, exhibitions, performances and events held across the North Midlands, Geraldton and in metro Perth. For more on Act Belong Commit, check out their website.



Lotterywest

Greatly appreciated grants from Lotterywest helped us to purchase equipment for use at community workshops and events and at our community facilities. In 2021 and 2022 Lotterywest and DLGSC are supporting our arts residency programs.

Regional Arts WA, Minderoo Foundation and Ian Potter Foundation

We're delighted to be working with Regional Arts WA and a range of arts organisations around regional Western Australia to build a connected network of arts hubs in WA.

Culture and the Arts WA

Greatly appreciated funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries supported school yarning workshops in 2018; the further development of our 10863 Bushranger exhibition in 2019; and our arts residency programs in 2021 and 2022.

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Our many thanks to FRRR and their donor partner Australia Post for their support in 2021 towards the cooling of the large workshop area of The Exchange in Carnamah, making the entire building useful throughout the year.

Supported by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program, we were able to undertake significant improvements to our gallery lighting systems in 2022.

Multiple of our projects have been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This includes two improvements to The Bank Gallery, two funded Arts Administration traineeships, and two activating collections residencies in 2021 and 2022.

North Midlands Project is supported through the Regional Arts Sector Investment program by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Royalties for Regions funded Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program and Regional Arts WA.

Shire of Carnamah

We greatly appreciate the Shire for their in-kind contributions towards establishing The Exchange in Carnamah in 2018; and for rate exemption of The Exchange, Artist House VII and our storage shed Deep Store.

Art on the Move

We were delighted to partner with Art on the Move in the local delivery of a statewide art project that promoted the Act Belong Commit message in 2018; and more recently with projects supported by the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost.

Sidney Myer Fund, Minderoo Foundation and Spinifex Trust

We were honoured to be one of eight organisations selected for the co-funded 2017 Capacity Building Program for Western Australian arts organisations.

City of Greater Geraldton

Our many thanks to the City for their support and for the in-kind use in 2018, 2019 and 2020 of part of the Visitors Centre in Geraldton, which allowed us to undertake free exhibitions, launches and artist talks; and for engaging us to run activation activities in Geraldton's Rocks Laneway in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Carnamah Historical Society & Museum

We partner with the Carnamah Historical Society to utilise their museum, local history and the Macpherson Homestead into our events and residencies; and in the development of the Biographical Dictionary.

Good Things Foundation

Through their BeConnected program, the Good Things Foundation has guided and supported the delivery of digital training and engagement events at our digital Learning Hub within The Exchange in Carnamah since 2018.

Australian Government

The Exchange was renovated to be more useful and beneficial to the community in 2019, made possible with funding from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund.

Shire of Morawa

We were pleased to work with the Shire of Morawa on the implementation of their heritage trial and the installation of historic photos in shop-front windows in 2018; and to contribute to their biennial art exhibition and NAIDOC events.

CBH Group

Greatly valued support from CBH Group in 2017 facilitated the initial development and opening of our community space and arts studio The Exchange in Carnamah.

Minderoo Foundation

Our many thanks to Minderoo Foundation for supporting the artists of our Ebb+Flow residency program in collaboration with the Regional Arts Network in 2021 and early 2022.

Di Taylor

Our thanks to visual artist Di Taylor for being our first contracted artist-in-residence and for the profound impact she had on our workshops, programs and collection in 2017.

Scribes of North Midlands

We are pleased to provide The Exchange as the home of writing group Scribes of North Midlands and thank them for their written contributions to our exhibitions and events.

MEEDAC

From 2019 to 2021 we partnered with MEEDAC to deliver the Community Development Program (CDP) for people from Carnamah and Coorow, which facilitates arts and community improvement projects.

Mingenew CRC

We partnered with the Mingenew Community Resource Centre to run a CoderDojo school holiday program during 2019, for community days in Mingenew during 2021; and are co-creating The Exchange Mingenew together in 2022.

Fogarty Foundation

We're pleased to have worked with the Fogarty Foundation in establishing and delivering CoderDojo for youth of the North Midlands at The Exchange in Carnamah.

Shire of Perenjori + Public Benefit Trust

Our thanks to the Shire of Perenjori and Mount Gibson Mining for their contribution to our arts-based programs in 2018; and to the Shire for free use of their facilities for local events.

Astrotourism

We partner with Astrotourism for 'Under the Stars' events that combine the wonders of the night sky with local heritage and the arts.

atWork Australia

We worked with atWork Australia from 2015 to 2022 to facilitate the transcription and indexing of heritage material from the North Midlands, Mid West and across Western Australia.

Shire of Coorow

We were honoured to work with the Shire of Coorow and Mid West artist Marina Baker for the creation of a large-scale community mural on Main Street, Coorow in 2019.

Perenjori CRC

Our thanks to the Perenjori Community Resource Centre for allowing us to attend and run arts workshops at their Community Market Days.

WA History Foundation

The development of an extensive Arts and HASS Australian Curriculum education resource for our 10863 Bushranger exhibition was supported by the WA History Foundation.

Carnamah Tourist Information Centre

We appreciate the presence of visitor information being blended into The Exchange to make it of use to the broader community and visitors.

Ignite Your Audience

We proudly partner with Ignite Your Audience in the development of education resources and a range of public program.s

Yarns R Us

We've been delighted to work with Yarns R Us for the delivery of yarning, tracking and community canvas workshops across the Mid West region.

North Midlands Agricultural Society

We are honoured to partner and support the North Midlands Agricultural Society on local events, workshops and exhibitions.

North Midlands Photography Group

We're pleased to work with the group to facilitate photography workshops, activities and events in the North Midlands.

Morawa District Historical Society Museum

We were pleased to work with the Morawa District Historical Society as a venue for a range of 2019 Harvest Festival activities.