State government encourages cultural diversity with Harmony Week grants

Cultural diversity is being encouraged in WA communities to celebrate multiculturalism in the State.

The State Government has begun promoting Harmony Week, boosting cultural inclusion activities to encourage Western Australians to experience, explore and appreciate the state’s cultural, faith and linguistic diversity.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has made available grants worth $2,000 for community groups and not-for-profit organisations for cultural activities for the week, running between March 15-21.

Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia said multiculturalism formed the fabric of WA communities.

“Harmony Week is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate and explore the vibrant multicultural society that we enjoy in Western Australia,” Mr Papalia said.

“Local activities based around arts and culture, or sport and recreation are great ways to bring the community together for Harmony Week so that people can learn about the cultures and traditions that make up their neighbourhood.”

Applications for Harmony Week activities close at 4pm on October 21.

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