Arts and Cultural Guide 2022-23

The City of Joondalup is proud to present the 2022-23 cultural program celebrating all the visual and performing arts activities on offer throughout this upcoming season.

The City’s cultural program provides an opportunity for the community to access world-class events, exhibitions, workshops and programs across every art form.

After two seasons of COVID-19 impacting programming and disrupting public event delivery, the 2022-23 season endeavours to represent a new chapter and return to adventurous artistic programming and hosting local, national and international artists in Joondalup. What underpins the artistic program is our intention to present work by our local community, produce performances and exhibitions for the community and co-design work with the community.


To keep up to date, sign-up to the Arts in Focus eNewsletter.

To ensure we are delivering COVID Safe events, the City will take direction from the State Government on any restrictions that may be in effect at the time.

Art Collection

Julie Dowling, Icon to a Stolen Child, Yalli Birri (Emu Girl), 2016

Cultural Plan — Shaping a Creative City

In January – March 2020, the City of Joondalup undertook community consultation to help develop a Cultural Plan. The City wants to better understand the needs and types of cultural events, services and facilities its residents enjoy.

Your feedback will be used to plan for the future, shaping a Creative City that supports cultural and arts opportunities.

For further information, visit the Community Consultation section of the City’s website at or contact the City’s Cultural Services team on 9400 4912 or via email.

Community Funding (Arts and Culture)

he Community Funding Program provides financial support to incorporated community groups to conduct projects, programs, events or activities that benefit the City of Joondalup community.

The program provides two levels of funding, with large grants (greater than $10,000) offered annually and small grants ($10,000 and lower) offered bi-annually.

Applications are currently closed. The next funding round will open on Monday 1 August 2022.

Eligibility criteria

All applications for the Community Funding Program must meet the following criteria:

  • The project, program, event or activity that funding is being sought for must benefit or service the City of Joondalup community.
  • The project, program, event or activity must align with one or more of the Community Funding Program Priorities.
  • The project, program, event or activity has NOT received financial support through another funding program from the City within the same financial year.
  • The applicant must be incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 2015 (or other Australian State Government Incorporations Act).

Funding priorities

Applicants must address at least one of the four funding priorities:

  • Strengthen Community Participation
  • Encourage Connected Communities
  • Promote Healthy and Active Lifestyles
  • Build Resilient and Sustainable Communities

How to apply

Applications are currently closed. The next funding round will open on Monday 1 August 2022.

Applications are submitted online via SmartyGrants, and can only be made when funding rounds are open. Applicants must first contact the program administrator to discuss the project, program, event or activity before submitting an application. Applications can be saved at any time, and revised until you are ready to submit the form.

Please read the Community Funding Program Guidelines (available to download below) for full program details. For more information please contact the Fund Administrator on 9400 4918 or via email at