Our Story

As the major arts umbrella organisation in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River for more than four decades, we are actively engaged in all forms of the arts, working with all sectors of the resident community. Arts Margaret River is a not-for-profit cultural community organisation.

We provide assistance to our many local artists and performers with an advocacy and advisory service. Our organisation aims to involve all members of the community in all forms of the arts. Our aim is achieved through a variety of programmes: music of all forms, theatre and dance performances, visual art exhibitions and events, Readers and Writers Festival events, various workshops, community celebrations including free outdoor concerts and activities, along with our volunteer run cinema.

Over the years Arts Margaret River has grown to a quality professional arts organisation offering events which are the envy of many small and indeed larger communities. This is possible through the passion, professionalism and sheer dedication of our past and present staff, members and volunteers in keeping the arts alive in our community.

Our annual events programme runs for 12 months. We are an organisation that is flexible, and able to recognise and respond to event possibilities at short notice. We do not commit to a full schedule ahead of time, as we are then able to become involved with projects that come to us via our community, or through our initiation. These can be successfully slotted into our programme with short lead times.

Arts Margaret River is a much-loved and valued community organisation. To remain vibrant and fresh we continually review our focus and direction and adopt innovative and challenging new projects. Planning for the future is part of that process of growing and improving.