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Partners and 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.


Greatly appreciated grants from Lotterywest helped us to purchase equipment for use at community workshops and events and at our community facilities. In 2021 Lotterywest and DLGSC are supporting our Ebb + Flow residency program in collaboration with the Regional Arts Network.

Regional Arts WA, Minderoo Foundation and Ian Potter Foundation

We are delighted to be working with Regional Arts WA, Artgold, Creative Corner, Denmark Arts, Goolarri Media Enterprises, The Junction Co. and Raventshorpe Regional Arts Council 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 Ebb + Flow residency program in 2021.

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.

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.

Minderoo Foundation

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

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.

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.

City of Greater Geraldton

Our many thanks to the City for their support and for the in-kind use over a number of years of part of the Visitors Centre in Geraldton, which allowed us to undertake free exhibitions, launches and artist talks.

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.

Art on the Move

We're delighted to perodically partner with Art on the Move in the local delivery of statewide art projects that promote the Act Belong Commit message; and to be hosting one of the activating collections artist residencies in 2021.

Shire of Carnamah

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

Carnamah Historical Society & Museum

We partner with the Carnamah Historical Society to incorporate their museum, local history and the Macpherson Homestead into our events and activities; 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 Learning Hub within The Exchange in Carnamah.

Hinterland Collaborative

We are excited to work on creative and collaborative projects with Hinterland Collaborative at Mingenew during 2020 and beyond.

Shire of Morawa

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


We partner 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 and for community days in Mingenew during 2021.

Fogarty Foundation

We're pleased to work 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; and to the Shire for free use of their facilities for local events.


We partner with Astrotourism for 'Under the Stars' events that combine the wonders of the night sky with local heritage and the arts at the historic Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah.

atWork Australia

We work with atWork Australia 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.

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.