Creative programmers sought for WA’s spectacular new Museum

  • Businesses invited to submit proposals to deliver a program of activation and events at the new Western Australian Museum
  • Activations will complement the Museum’s vibrant program of year-round exhibitions and established events
  • The new Western Australian Museum is a major cultural tourism destination, expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year
  • The McGowan Government is calling for proposals from a range of businesses to deliver dynamic visitor experiences within the new Western Australian Museum.

    Three requests for proposal have been launched calling for businesses to submit plans about how they could help activate the new Museum.

    Successful operators will support and enhance the new Museum’s annual calendar of events, contributing to a vibrant and active city, drawing visitors to the Perth Cultural Centre throughout the week, including after-dark.

    Requests for proposal are now open for:

    • experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned cultural businesses to deliver programs that improve knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture in WA;
    • skilled cultural experience and workshop facilitators to create a range of cultural events and experiences for a wide audience; and
    • experienced health and wellness instructors to develop a public program based around the principals of health and wellbeing.

    Events and experiences can be programmed within a range of new Museum spaces including in the stunning heritage buildings; in the Woodside Learning Studios; contemporary public spaces; and the impressive outdoor City Room at the entrance of the new Museum.

    Operators are encouraged to put forward ideas for exciting programs for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, to be delivered using their indigenous knowledge and creative practices. 

    Information about the requests for proposal (RFP) can be viewed at https://www.museum.wa.gov.au/new-museum

    Applications close on September 11, 2020.

    The new WA Museum is opening on November 21, with free general admission for the first 18 months, and a spectacular nine-day opening festival.  

    As stated by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:

    “Proposals from experienced operators are being sought to help make our new Western Australian Museum one of the most dynamic and creative cultural experiences in this State.

    “We are looking for partners who can share the stories of Western Australia and help make our new Museum a thriving, accessible community hub in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

    “We are keen to receive proposals from operators providing authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences, to complement the traditional and contemporary Aboriginal stories and perspectives shared throughout the Museum.    

    “Museum-based activations and visitor numbers will contribute to the State’s social and economic recovery delivering local jobs and tourism outcomes.”

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