Rave About Arts is the leading arts and cultural body within the Shire of Ravensthorpe responsible for delivering a diverse and full annual program of activities. This non-profit volunteer based organisation provides a diverse and adventurous artistic program of events including the presentation of professional performing arts events, the creation of community events and support for artists and art groups across all art forms throughout and beyond the Ravensthorpe region.
Formerly known as the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC), Rave About Arts has a thirty (30) year presenting history and the reputation of presenting high quality events, encouraging the development of audiences and participation, at the same time building community cohesion and identity. Programming for 2020/2021 has been curated to contemplate social issues and mental wellness, reflecting the changing needs of the wider region.
Our annual funding is currently received by the Shire of Ravensthorpe and Regional Arts WA, supported by other ongoing funding applications.
In partnership with Regional Arts WA, Rave About Arts’ Hub Network includes the Shires of Jerramungup and Lake Grace, building partnerships with local business, community groups, government and individuals in order to further develop art in the wider region.
Rave About Arts provides a positive economic stimulus to the region with grants, sponsorships and partnerships bringing in external money to the area. This positive economic impact on the region builds upon the services of local businesses, community members and local government; raising the profile of the region for all stakeholders.
The Shire of Ravensthorpe in the southern Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia has a population of 1,733 (2016 census). It has two main townships, Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe and two satellite towns, Jerdacuttup and Munglinup. The region has a rich farming and mining history dating back to 1848 when the area was first surveyed. Within the Shire is the Fitzgerald River National Park, a recognised UNESCO Biosphere and one of the largest and most botanically significant National Parks in Australia.